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On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, based on COVID-19 pandemic response efforts,  ordered all public schools and early childhood education programs to close through the end of the 2019-2020 academic school year.   

As a result, all Bucks County IU offices, programs, and services are closed through June 30, 2020. Families who receive services from the Bucks IU will continue to be provided a continuity of education through online or virtual platforms.

Responses to Right to Know requests will also be delayed until school offices open once again.

Click here for a list of resources related to the Flu and/or COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Social-Emotional Wellness and School Safety Resources

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Listing of Bucks IU services for social emotional wellness and school safety

We are pleased to provide a variety of services in support of school/student safety and the positive social-emotional wellness of students.  Our professional staff of psychologists, counselors, analysts, therapists, educators, safety/security, communications, and other personnel are uniquely positioned to provide specialized support and assistance related to social-emotional wellness and school safety throughout Bucks County and beyond. 

Our services can best be grouped into 3 main categories: wellness, safety, and communications.  The services available are summarized in the services guide shown here and listed below. The document also includes a very useful 'Regulatory Reference Guide' to assist in identifying programs as they relate to regulatory statutes. 

Available Supports for Schools and Communities

Act 44 (2018 Safety Preparation and Response Solutions)
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Alcohol, Tobacco/E-Cigarettes and Other Drugs (ATOD) Prevention
Attendance Improvement Matters (AIM) Truancy Program
Bleeding Control Kit Assessment-Installation-Training
Bucks County Safe and Drug Free Schools Advisory Council
Bucks County Schools Safety and Security (S3) Advisory Council
Bucks County Youth Suicide Task Force
Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) Workshop
Crisis and Emergency Communications Support
Emergency Operation Planning (EOP)
Incident Management Support Team Services
Opioids Misuse and Prevention
Peer Leadership Program for Students
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PREPaRE Team (Prevent-Reaffirm-Evaluate-Provide and Respond-Examine)
Prevention Programs for Parents
Prevention Related Professional Development
Safe2Say Something Emergency Tip Service
School Safety and Security Assessment (SSSA)
School Safety and Security Compliance Assessment
School Safety and Security Policy and Training Assessment
Suicide Prevention Program QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer)
Tabletop Exercise for Emergency Situations
Trauma-Informed Care Training
Vaping Awareness and Prevention Program
Violence and Bullying Prevention
Youth Gambling Prevention Programs
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

We're Here to Help You

Should you have any questions, or not see a specific topic/area of concern beyond what is listed above, please contact us.  We would be happy to work with you to provide details, explanations, or to develop a new support/assistance program with your team.