School Safety 101 Finalist for 2014 USA Best Book Awards

CSI Publishing is proud to announce School Safety 101 by John Matthews has been selected as an award-winning finalist in the Education/Academic category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards. School Safety 101 has been utilized by administrators, educators and staff members in school districts throughout the nation.  Emphasizing the creation of a culture of safety and focusing on comprehensive safe school planning School Safety 101 details proactive measures that can be taken to increase campus safety and security.

School Safety 101 presents in-depth information on all essential elements of school safety including the standard crisis response drills such as shelter-in-place, evacuation and lockdown procedures. Specific emphasis is placed in the book on developing internal capacity in schools through campus safety teams and crisis response teams. Because classroom teachers and substitutes need to know how to respond to a wide variety of incidents in the schools the RAIN Model (Respond, Assess, Isolate and Notify) is presented. For everyone else, including students, parents and volunteers the ESCAPE Model is presented for the first time in this edition of School Safety 101.

Since debuting the RAIN model (Respond, Assess, Isolate and Notify) nearly two decades ago, the Community Safety Institute (CSI) has trained thousands of teachers around the nation to protect themselves and the students under their care.  Today, we continue to conduct innovative research in the area of school and mass shootings, develop school crisis plans and train educators, students and school stakeholders.   Thousands of copies of our school safety books including the latest: School Safety 101 has helped school districts and local law enforcement agencies to properly address a wide variety of school safety issues.

School Safety 101 can be ordered directly from the Community Safety Institute and CSI Publishing at

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