A Johns Hopkins University initiative announced Monday will offer classes as part of an effort to create standards to other faculty leaders and principals.
Dean Christopher Morphew said the new center will draw from university study to notify kindergarten through 12th grade college leaders who face decisions about keeping students healthyand engaging the community and securing schools against threats.
“What we’re trying to do would be really build an extensive approach to looking at schools that are safe, which is something that we begin lost,” Morphew said. “There’s a lot of attention on safety technology. There’s a great deal of attention… on security practices and other sorts of things but not a focus on a comprehensive approach to schools that are safe, and there’s really a urgent demand for this at the moment.”
Over two dozen Hopkins faculty members in areas which range from health to physics will work toward identifying best methods for administrators.
“We delve in and begin considering what it seems to be a secure school in a regular basis,” explained Amy Shelton, associate dean for study. “It takes you from that realm of how to shield against an active shooter into the realm of expression,’What would be the attributes which make an environment feel safe to any given child?’”
Shelton said school leaders understand many students are under elevated levels of anxiety just getting to and from school on a daily basis or are undernourished that.
“If you speak about the whole picture of what it seems to be safe, you may discuss mental health at the more severe end,” Shelton said,”but you might also simply talk about the daily issues of emotional wellbeing and wellbeing of a child.”