SCHOOL SAFETY TRAINING
Active Shooter for Educators – Educators have very specialized roles during an active shooter event in their schools. This course reviews various active shooter incidents from schools throughout the country; provides instruction on the roles of school personnel; duties of law enforcement; the RAIN Model for those with a “duty to protect’ and the ESCAPE Model for those with no legal obligation such as students and volunteers.
Campus Safety Teams – When addressing roles and responsibilities with regard to the planning, preparation, and prevention of crisis incidents, areas to be considered include conducting needs assessments; developing crisisresponse and emergency management plans; conducting campus safety assessments; providing staff and student training; overseeing crisis response simulations; and regular review of a campus’s physical security needs.
Creating a Safety Culture – Everyone plays a role in establishing and maintaining that culture of safety and security in a school environment. Topics include: empowerment, decision-making, positive peer pressure, and instilling a sense of courage and dedication to work for the benefit of the entire school.
Safe School Terminology – This course outlines standardized school safety terms and their proper usage. It emphasizes training everyone who may be affected by the terms, prohibiting the use of ‘code’ words, and promoting the use of common language.
Crisis Communications – Public communication is a critical response function following a school crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency. Learn how an organization shouldcommunicate with external stakeholders and the public during an emergency situation.
Crisis Response Planning – Educators and emergency responders must have a plan that is based on their own assessments, is coordinated with outside agencies, provides information to the media and the public in a timely manner, considers prevention and intervention programs, and focuses on crisis response and practice. This course covers planning, assessments, emergency coordination, communications, and training.
Pandemic Planning for Schools empowers educators and emergency responders with the information they need to prepare for the possibility of a pandemic influenza.
Problem Solving for Safe Schools – When formal problem-solving programs are adopted, then training is provided in a structured format, and a systematic process is introduced to continually resolve problems on campus. This course provides that formal process and addresses the SARA Model of problem-solving.
Protecting School Events – Because schools may host large public gatherings, they could be targetsfor criminal or terrorist activity. This intensive planning course for administrators, Crisis Response personnel, and Campus Safety Team members covers risk analysis, vulnerability studies, campus security and safety audits, and safety drills.
Bullying and Harassment – Interventions and preventions may be addressed from a process orientation rather than a program implementation. Learn the dynamics of bullying, and what actions can be taken to eliminate or reduce its harmful impact on students.
School Safety for Emergency Responders – In a school safety crisis, seconds count: there is no time for a refresher course on safety terms. Everyone must be operating from the same school safety plan. This course will assist emergency responders in being properly prepared to deal immediately and properly with a school crisis.
Threat Assessment – This training addresses the four primary types of threats that schools may receive; how to analyze a threat in order to appropriate respond; how to properly classify threats; the four-pronged approach to threat investigation; how to organize a Threat Assessment Team; and responding to threats.
Countering Terrorism in Schools – World events have made it criticalthat school and community crisis response plans include consideration of possible terrorist attacks. This training discusses threat notification systems; assessment of potential target locations and vulnerability; organizing partnerships to leverage resources; developing and implementing active security programs; and how to properly utilize crisis management models.
Developing Seminars and Tabletop Scenarios – This course provides facilitated instruction in developing the skills necessary to properly respond to school based emergencies and learning how to develop and use role-playing, tabletop scenarios and mock drills to train school personnel.
Incident Command System (ICS) for Schools – The ICS is a standard, on-scene, all-hazard incident management concept which has become the national standard for incident management. This course presents information on the NIMS structure based on the ICS, multi-agency coordination systems, and public information systems.
RAIN Training: The First Three Minutes (Responding to Critical Incidents) – Learn how to quickly assess critical situations, isolate persons from harm, and notify emergency responders when a critical incident occurs on campus.
Awareness and Warning Signs – This course focuses on awareness and warning signs of individuals who may be at risk for violence, as well as information on victimization and environmental characteristics. Information and referral systems are discussed.