School Safety

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The Board of Commissioners recognizes the critical importance of creating physically and emotionally safe learning environments for all Oakland County students. This webpage is intended to serve as a resource for youth, parents, teachers, professionals and anyone interested in learning more about how to make school a safe place for every child. 

Youth Suicide Prevention

The Oakland County Health Division has a wealth of information and resources for youth suicide prevention.

For more information about Oakland County Health Division programs and resources, please contact Health Education at 800-848-5533 or by email at


  • Call/Text 800-231-1127 Common Ground Resource & Crisis Helpline
  • Call 800-273-TALK (8255) - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Text "Hello" to 741741 - Crisis Text Line
  • Chat with a crisis counselor online

Active Shooter Preparedness

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office provides or recommends a number of resource guides and trainings to help prepare for an active shooter situation in a school or another public space.

For more information about active shooter preparedness or to request an Oakland County Sheriff's Office active shooter training, please contact Lt. Paul Workman at 248-858-5474.

Anti-Bullying Resources

Oakland Schools provides or recommends a number of key anti-bullying resources to help make school physically and emotionally safe for every Oakland County student.

For more information about Oakland Schools anti-bullying resources and trainings, please contact Julie McDaniel, Student Safety and Well-Being Consultant, at 248-209-2346 or

Other Useful Resources

Violence Prevention

Veto Violence (CDC)

Veto Violence offers training, tips and tools designed specifically for prevention practitioners to help launch or enhance local prevention efforts.


OKAY2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats.

Keeping Our Students Safe: How to Prepare for and Prevent Violent Situations at School

This guide provides insight from school safety and mental health experts, as well as concrete and practical advice for educators, administrators, parents and students.

Gun Violence Prevention

Say Something Training (Sandy Hook Promise)

This education and awareness program provides tools and practices to recognize signs and signals of a potential threat, teach participants how to take action and raise awareness about the need to "Say Something."

Safety Assessment & Intervention

An evidence-based prevention program to evaluate and resolve threatening behaviors before they escalate into violence.

Dating Violence Prevention

Dating Matters

Better understand and prevent teen dating violence through this free online training.

Safe Dates

The Oakland County Health Division's Safe Dates curriculum is an engaging, evidence-based program that deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence.

Social Media Safety

Mental Health & Emotional Support Services


Affirmations provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe.

Common Ground

Common Ground provides a wide variety of trauma recovery and support services to help people move from crisis to hope.

Community Network Health

CNS provides comprehensive psychotherapy and psychiatry services for minors.

Easterseals Michigan - Children's Services

Easterseals Michigan offers a variety of services (autism, family behavioral health, children's development and more) depending on a child's individual needs.

Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational and vocational programming. Friendship Circle also provides support to individuals and families struggling with isolation, addiction and other family-related crises.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metro

NAMI Metro is a grass roots, all volunteer organization providing education, support and advocacy resources for individuals with mental illness and their families or caregivers in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.

New Oakland Family Centers

New Oakland Family Centers provides quality, compassionate mental health services for children, teens, adults and families.

Oakland County Youth Assistance

Youth Assistance is a community-based program whose mission is to strengthen youth and families and to prevent and reduce delinquency, neglect, and abuse through community involvement. Youth Assistance initiatives are supported by a unique tri-sponsorship agreement between the Circuit Court, local school districts and local municipalities.

Oakland Family Services

Oakland Family Services is a private, nonprofit human service organization offering a continuum of prevention, education and treatment services, including child development programs, free preschool for at-risk youth and counseling services for people of all ages that are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use issues and for youth dealing with severe emotional disturbance. Oakland Family Services has five locations across Oakland County.