Asking the most relevant questions and conducting research to impactfully address these issues is one of the Center’s most critical activities.
Research tells us that to truly make schools safer, we must approach the challenges holistically. The Johns Hopkins Center for Safe Schools is centered in the School of Education but incorporates research from across the university’s nine divisions. We tap our deep bench of experts across a wide range of key school safety issues to lead this collaborative effort and design effective, evidence-based solutions for districts and schools.
Safe Schools Seed Grants
The winners have been chosen of the inaugural Center for Safe and Healthy Schools (CSHS) Seed Grant Program. Five interdisciplinary teams will be awarded $10,000 each to conduct research related to safe schools in the areas of Health & Wellness and Schools & Community Engagement. These research teams represent several JHU divisions including the School of Education, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and experts outside of JHU.
Read more about the projects funded by the 2019 CSHS Seed Grants.
Health and Wellness
Research that addresses issues related to mental health, physical health, and social and emotional well-being as contributors to safe schools.
Schools and Community Engagement
Research that includes school functioning, environment and performance as well as work that examines the involvement of each school’s diverse stakeholders such as district leadership, neighborhood safety, classroom size, and parental involvement.
School Security and Technology
Research that connects an evidence-based understanding of school safety technology, physical barriers, the role of school resource officers (SROs), and relationships with local police departments to a school’s ability to create safe and healthy learning environments.