(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
Richard A. Faber
Keeping Our Students and Schools Safe
School violence can be prevented. Research shows that prevention efforts – by teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and even students – can reduce violence and improve the overall school environment. No one factor in isolation causes school violence, so stopping school violence involves using multiple prevention strategies that address the many individual, relationship, community, and societal factors that influence the likelihood of violence. Prevention efforts should ultimately reduce risk factors and promote protective factors at these multiple levels of influence.
At the conclusion of the class students will be able to:
● Create school wide prevention and intervention strategies.
● Develop emergency response planning.
● Develop school policies and understanding legal considerations.
● Create a positive school climate and culture.
● Implement ongoing staff development.
● Ensuring quality facilities and technology.
● Foster school/law enforcement partnerships.
● Institute links with mental health/social services.
● Foster family and community involvement.
ON-LINE (3 Credits – 45 Hours) In-service Credit only