The Connecticut Center for School Safety and Crisis Preparation serves as a school crisis and safety resource to schools across the entire state of Connecticut. Specifically, the mission of the Center is to conduct research, training, and offer technical assistance on student resilience, school crisis, trauma-informed schools, and other topics relevant to school safety. The Connecticut Center for School Safety and Crisis Preparation will liaise with leaders in state government, including but not limited to the Departments of Education, Public Health, Emergency Management, and Children and Families. Additionally, the Center will manage expert staff placed throughout the state through a partnership with state agencies. The staff placed throughout the state would coordinate regional crisis teams and other school safety services for schools in their respective regions.
- The Center and staff in the field will provide professional development related to all aspects of school safety planning, including both prevention and intervention.
- The Center and staff in the field will conduct research on prevention, crisis, safety, and trauma related to students and schools.
- The Center will establish relationships among area school districts that will create a network of professionals who become available to each other for both formal and informal crisis support (also known as Regional Crisis Teams).
- The Center will provide consultation and on-site support to member districts upon the occurrence of a crisis event within or related to a school, at the request of the district.
- The Center will have the expertise to review the school safety plans and provide feedback to strengthen said plans.
- The Center will produce scholarship consistent with its mission.