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School Climate and Safety Resources for Parents

There are multiple ways to report sexual assault:
  • Call the Montgomery County Hotline at 240-777-4357 or 301-738-2255 (EveryMind). A trained staff member or volunteer will provide supportive listening and information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students may text the EveryMind hotline telephone number every day, available between noon and midnight.
  • Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is an anonymous reporting system used to report threats to the safety and/or well-being of students. Call 1-833-MD-B-SAFE or download the app.
  • If you or your child have information regarding an alleged sexual assault, you may notify the Montgomery County Police Department immediately by calling 301-279-8000. 


In addition to the resources listed above, the following offices within MCPS can provide support:
  • The MCPS Office of Student Welfare and Compliance works collaboratively with schools, the Office of the General Counsel and other MCPS offices, and community agencies to ensure consistency and coherence with implementation of policies, regulations, and guidelines, such as issues related to human relations; bullying, harassment (including Title IX sexual harassment), and intimidation; recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect; and gender identity. You can call (240) 740-3215 or email COS-StudentWelfare@mcpsmd.org or reach out directly to Greg Edmundson (Gregory_S_Edmundson@mcpsmd.org)
Keep the communication lines open with your kids.
Here are some resources:
  • Washington Post: Sexual harassment among teens is pervasive. Here's how parents can change that"Most parents have failed to address and prevent misogyny and sexual harassment in their children’s lives: 76 percent of survey respondents reported that they never had a conversation with parents about how to avoid sexually harassing others. Similar majorities had never had conversations with their parents about various forms of misogyny."
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