The Oakland County 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.
Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force
Make Your Home Suicide Safe
Suicide Warning Signs
For more information about Oakland County Health Division programs and resources, please contact Health Education at 248-858-4670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEED HELP NOW?
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
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.
Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Active Assailant Guide
VIDEO: Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Active Shooter Training
DHS Emergency Action Plan Guide - Active Shooter Preparedness
For more information about active shooter preparedness or to request an Oakland County Sheriff's Office active shooter training, please contact Lt. Russell Yeiser at 248-858-5474 or email@example.com.
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.
Official U.S. Government Anti-Bullying Website
International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Useful Resources
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)
Education and awareness program that 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
Teen dating violence prevention online training for anyone working with youth.
Oakland County Health Division provides this evidence-based program to prevent dating violence.
Social Media Safety
Oakland County Health Division Webpage
Social Media Safety Factsheet for Parents & Caregivers
Think Before You Share
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 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 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 family, caregivers and individuals with mental illness in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties of Southeastern Michigan.
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 those of all ages dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and severe emotional disturbance in youth. Oakland Family Services has five locations across Oakland County, in Pontiac, Berkley, Rochester and Walled Lake.