A Guide for Inclusive and Identity Safe Schools | Not in Our Town

A Guide for Inclusive and Identity Safe Schools

A year ago, we decided it was time to respond to the many requests for a detailed overview of the Not In Our School model. We have been gathering best practices that we have shared in our films for over a decade, and continually get ideas from so many of you. We decided to put all of these ideas and resources into a comprehensive program to transform a school into one that is safe, accepting and inclusive. We are thrilled to tell you it's here: 

Drawing from decades of experience working with schools across the US, the Program is a comprehensive approach to creating identity safe environments where students of all backgrounds and identities feel accepted and valued.


The NIOS Program Guide includes plans to assess and improve school climate at the middle and high school levels. It provides a wealth of information including research, statistics, and best practices for addressing bullying, intolerance, implicit bias, stereotype threat, identity safety, and trauma-informed practice.The tools in this guide are designed to help transform campuses into places where students of all backgrounds and identities feel valued and appreciated. You can find our more and purchase the program below. 
Becki Cohn-Vargas
Director, Not In Our School

NIOS Identity Safe and Inclusive School Program

Download the entire Identity Safe and Inclusive School Program for $199.
Includes: 27 program tools, eight Training PowerPoints and 13 short films, license to share school-wide, and a free one hour SKYPE training on program implementation.

● The Main Program Guide with campus research on bullying, intolerance, identity safety, and school climate, staff and student surveys,, and planning tools to support school-wide change towards inclusivity.  Ideas for working with staff and parents and getting the whole community involved with 27 writeable forms.
● NIOS Staff and Parent Professional Development Guide with staff and parent workshop agendas and 8 PowerPoints on identity safety, implicit bias, and addressing bullying and intolerance.
● NIOS Classroom Lessons Guide with lesson plans on equity, bullying, and intolerance, and how to be an upstander and a set of 13 films.
● NIOS Student-led Campaign Guide with ­­step-by-step campaign instructions for your for student-led action.

With every purchase, you get a free one hour SKYPE training on program implementation and a license to share materials across the school.

For more information and to pre-order, visit niot.org/InclusiveSchoolProgram or contact info@NIOS.org

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