Safety Division Courses and Workshops

Each of our offerings can customized to your institution and your specific training needs. Most can be offered in person, live online, or as asynchronous courses.

Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior

This workshop will offer practical guidance on the topics of addressing difficult and dangerous behavior in the community and/or schools. We will address common challenges related to disruptive and entitled behavior, mental illness referrals, understanding the accommodation process, and managing challenges posed by COVID.

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Addressing Teasing and Bullying: A Guide for Parents

This program addresses the challenges of talking to your children about bullying and teasing behavior that occurs in school, with friends, and online. We will share the warning signs to look for, how to talk about these issues with their children, and the importance of understanding how a variety of factors may make children targets for teasing and bullying.

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Crisis Media Training

Our expert trainers can provide a one-day on-site or live online training on crisis media relations, giving you the skills needed to handle the demands of the 24-hour news cycle and get your message out in a clear, timely, and efficient manner.

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Critical Issues in Campus Safety for K-12 Schools

Large-scale emergency incidents and disasters can occur anywhere, on any school campus. This course can be taught in either 4- or 8-hour formats and is designed to both refresh and train your campus emergency management team and to give them the tools that will enable them to manage a wide variety of emergency situations.

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Having the Hard Conversations

This workshop will review a wide range of challenging topics that are being addressed in our society including political divides, mask and vaccine mandates, social justice movements, defund the police, abortion, antisemitism, and LGBTQI+ rights. We will offer a structured approach to engage in these topics with an eye towards civility, respect and principled debate.

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Helping Suicidal Community Members

This workshop will review the importance of looking for signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior and understanding how best to help them access services. Particular attention will be given to treatment resistant individuals (e.g., those who do not wish to attend counseling) and groups that historically have underutilized services (e.g., LGBTQ+, African Americans).

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How Worried Should I Be?: Understanding Social Media, Email and Student Writing

Drawing from their book, An Educators Guide to Assessing Threats in Student Writing, Dr. Van Brunt and Jeff Solomon will teach participant what to look for when viewing written and video content that may occur on social media, over email or in creative writing assignments.

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Impact vs Intent: Understanding Microaggressions and Bias

This workshop will provide an opportunity to better understand will define microaggressions, the unconscious manifestations of privilege that contain the potential to impact marginalized groups further negatively, using examples related to gender, culture, race/ethnicity, mental health, generational differences, physical disability, and sexual orientation.

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K-12 Threat Assessment: Standards and Best Practices for Behavioral Intervention Teams

This one- or two-day course delivers an interactive and in-depth look at the standards of practice for behavioral intervention team operating procedures and protocols based on survey data, research and literature in the fields of threat assessment, psychology and law enforcement.

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MERIT Active Shooter Response

This 4- or 8-hour training program is specifically designed to train participants on how to increase their chance of survival in an active shooter incident. It builds onto and works with the successful program of RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. MERIT focuses on instilling the mindset of recognizing and moving away from the violence and giving participants a plan of action.

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