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Adolescent Development

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  • Course ID 1064511
  • Release Date July 2016
  • Adolescent Development is designed to increase the awareness of school staff on the transformation occurring in a young person’s life during adolescence. During this module you will explore physical, social, emotional, and cognitive changes impacting youth.
    • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • Physical changes in adolescence
    • Social and emotional growth in adolescence
    • Cognitive changes in adolescence
    • Tips for how to talk with teens
    • Protective factors
    • When to refer adolescents
    • Resources
    • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
    • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and complete the feedback survey.

Basic Mental Health Awareness for Educators

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  • Course ID 1044561
  • Released July 2013
  • This module is designed as an overview of the most common mental health issues facing students and appropriate classroom strategies.
  • Designed for: teachers, support staff, administrators, school mental health professionals,  school security, parents
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • Six common groups of disorders that may affect children and youth
    • Signs and symptoms students may exhibit
    • Behaviors educators may see in the classroom
    • Some strategies to assist educators working with these students
    • When and to whom you should report your concerns in your district
    • Available resources
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TYWQW6S.

Bullying Prevention & Intervention Under Colorado Law

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  • Course ID 1034235
  • Released July 2012
  • This module is designed as an overview of bullying and harassment in schools.
  • Designed for: school safety teams, administrators, school mental health professionals, teachers, PBIS teams
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • Definitions of bullying and harassment
    • How widespread bullying/harassment are in Colorado schools
    • Colorado school laws that pertain to bullying/harassment including HB11-1254
    • Best practice strategies for addressing bullying
    • Suggested interventions for school personnel
    • Available resources
  • This course counts as one hour of professional training.
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCT6DN9.

Crisis Planning for an Off-Campus Event

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  • Course ID 1026872
  • Released July 2012
  • This module is designed to review best practices in responding to an off-campus crisis that impacts your school, for example a car accident involving a student.
  • Designed for: school safety teams, administrators, school mental health professionals, teachers
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • The emergency planning model used by CSSRC as well as the key roles in this model
    • The incident command structure
    • The steps for initial school preparedness and the importance of having a plan in place before you face an emergency
    • The first steps to take in an emergency situation
    • How to support grieving students
    • How to apply the preparations to an emergency at your school
  • This course counts as one hour of professional training.
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H6M2XZB.

Front Office Staff: School Gatekeepers

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  • Course ID 1051152
  • Released July 2014
  • This module is designed as an overview of front office staff responsibilities before, during, and after an incident takes place in your school.
  • Designed for: school and district front office staff
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • The screening of visitors to your school and access denial techniques
    • Emergency actions that you may be required to perform
    • De-escalation and communication techniques
    • Reporting and collection of incident reports
  • This course counts as one hour of professional training.
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TRZX9SJ.

Making Referrals to Your Threat Assessment Team

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  • Course ID 1064493
  • Release Date July 2016
  • Making referrals to the appropriate professionals whenever a staff member is concerned about a student is a major responsibility of all school staff. Sometimes, the referral may need to go to the school’s threat assessment team. Having a better understanding of the possible warning signs or indicators of a student who may be at risk for violent behavior, will help staff make these referrals in a timely manner.
  • Reporting a student of concern will afford the threat assessment team the ability to assess the danger and initiate the necessary safety measures and resources to keep everyone safe. This workshop is designed for all school staff so that they will know when it is appropriate to refer a student to the threat assessment team and to encourage staff to report. This module is not designed to train the threat assessment team members, but to enable all staff to contribute to the safety of the school. It is brought to you by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center, an office of the Colorado Department of Public Safety.
    • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • What may constitute a threat
    • The findings of the U.S. Secret Service about school threats
    • Some of the possible warning signs or indicators of potential threats
    • How to report your concerns about a student and why it is necessary to do so in a timely manner
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and complete the feedback survey.

NEW Mandated Reporting of Sexual Abuse for School Staff

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  • Course ID 1071847
  • Release Date August 2017
  • This course offers an overview of the prevalence of child abuse and barriers to reporting it, indicators of the various types of child abuse, and instructions on making a proper report and respond to the needs of your school community. The course is instructive on the reporting of all types of abuse, but places an emphasis on sexual abuse because it is unique in that it requires secrecy and manipulation. By watching for vulnerabilities among students, the emotional and behavioral manifestations of sexual abuse, and the behaviors of the adults who care for our children, school communities will be better situated to report it, and to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
    • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • The prevalence of abuse
    • Types and indicators of abuse
    • Characteristics of abusers
    • Proper response and reporting procedures
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and complete the feedback survey.

NEW Preparing & Conducting a Table Top Exercise for Your School

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  • Course ID 1071842
  • Release Date August 2017
  • In order to enrich your school’s safety it is imperative to test your emergency plans through exercising.  This course will give you the tools necessary to create and conduct your own table top exercises, which is just one way you can test your plans.
    • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • The value of exercises and especially Table Top exercises
    • How to prepare a Table Top Exercise
    • How to conduct a Table Top Exercise
    • The evaluation process for exercises, to include improving your current plan or building a new one
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and complete the  feedback survey.

Proactive School Discipline

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  • Course ID 1051155
  • Released July 2014
  • This module is designed as an overview of best practices for proactive school discipline. Any educator working with students can benefit from the tips and strategies covered in this course, including discipline guidelines as outlined in Colorado law, restorative practices, classroom management tips, ideas for alternatives to suspension, and strategies for working with more difficult disciplinary cases.
  • Designed for: teachers, administrators, school mental health professionals, PBIS teams, school security personnel, school safety teams
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • The history and current state of school discipline in Colorado and nationally
    • Classroom management tips and strategies
    • Restorative practices as a means to addressing discipline
    • Ideas for alternative discipline
    • Ways to tackle your most difficult disciplinary cases
  • This course counts as one hour of professional training.
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MGKHTW2.

School Security Personnel: Emergency Management

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  • Course ID 1044575
  • Released July 2013
  • This module is designed as an overview of emergency management in schools.
  • Designed for: non-sworn school security personnel and any other interested school personnel
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • The four phases of emergency management: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery
    • The importance of planning and using a comprehensive all hazards risk assessment
    • A brief overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • The importance of communication during an emergency and the need to coordinate with first responders
    • Available resources
  • This course counts as one hour of professional training.
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLPHHJB

School Security Personnel: Interpersonal Communications

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  • Course ID 1044577
  • Released July 2013
  • This module is designed as an overview of interpersonal communications in schools.
  • Designed for: non-sworn school security personnel and any other interested school personnel
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • Different forms of non-verbal communication and their importance
    • The five elements of active listening
    • Confidentiality in a school setting and mandatory reporting
    • Practical tips for communicating with students
    • Referring and following up with a student of concern
    • Available resources
  • This course counts as one hour of professional training.
  • A printable certificate will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TM7B2DT.

School Security Personnel: Observation Skills & Incident Reporting

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  • Course ID 1051144
  • Released July 2014
  • This module is designed as an overview of basic observation skills, techniques for building these skills and some of the issues that can hinder observation skills.
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • Observation skills, and factors that affect perception and memory
    • The duties en route to and at a scene
    • Considerations of the school security responder in regard to crime scenes, first aid, explosives, and victims or witnesses
    • Basic report writing skills
  • Plan for about 1 hour to complete the course and review the resources.
  • A printable certificate of completion will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T9GGRCN.

School Security Personnel: Professional Conduct & Ethics

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  • Course ID 1051407
  • Released July 2014
  • This module is designed as an overview of the school security profession.
  • After completing this module, you will be familiar with:
    • The history of school security
    • The authority of a School Security Professional both during the school day and at after school events
    • The School Security Professional’s role in the school structure and organization as they relate to campus personnel, stakeholders and students
    • The School Security Professional’s responsibilities in the educational environment
    • The school security code of ethics
  • Plan for about 1 hour to complete the course and review the resources.
  • A printable certificate of completion will be available upon completing the course.
  • Please remember to review this course on www.co.train.org and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TSWWS9N

 Recorded Keynote Addresses from CSSRC In-Person Events

 Livestream of Franci Crepeau-Hobson Ph.D. discussing Suicide and the Exceptional Child

 Livestream of Mary Hoeffler M.S.W. discussing the New Colorado Crisis Services, Part 1   Part 2

Livestream of Lynn Riemer discussing New Trends in Youth Substance Abuse: Marijuana 2014

Livestream of Larry Borland discussing School Safety and the Five Preparedness Missions

School Safety Planning

  • Webinar presentation recorded October 1, 2014 by Anna Gisetti for HUB International Insurance Services
  • This webinar outlines the services that CSSRC can provide to help charter schools improve their safety and provides an overview of emergency planning for schools.

Livestream of Lynn Garst discussing Creating Trauma Sensitive Classrooms

Livestream of Lenya Robinson discussing What is Known about Youth and Trauma

  • Recorded September 24, 2014 at the Traumatized Youth and How Schools Can Assist training in Thornton

Livestream of Dr. Dorothy Espelage discussing Bully Prevention: Promoting Healthy Behaviors & Positive School Climate

Recorded Livestream of Dr. John Nicoletti discussing Analyzing School Attacks to Minimize Vulnerabilities

Recorded Livestream of Michelle Murphy discussing an Overview of Guiding Legislation

Recorded Livestream of Dr. Eldridge Greer discussing Discipline, Data and Disproportionality

  • Recorded May 1, 2014 at Proactive School Discipline in Colorado Springs

Recorded Livestream of Erin Sullivan discussing Data Analysis to Drive Decisions

Recorded Livestream of Dr. John Nicoletti discussing Analyzing School Attacks to Minimize Vulnerabilities 

Recorded Livestream of Dr. Dorothy Espelage discussing Realistic Strategies for Bully Prevention & Promoting Positive School Climate

Recorded Livestream of Dr. Paula Riggs discussing What Does Research Tell Us about Prevention and Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Problems?

Recorded Livestream of Dr. Russell Copelan discussing Youth Nonideation Suicidality

Recorded Livestream of Dr. Dorothy Espelage discussing Realistic Strategies for Bully Prevention & Promoting Positive School Climate

  • Recorded September 12, 2013 at the Positive School Climate: Bullying Prevention Institute in Glenwood Springs
  • The recording is displayed in various stages on the Livestream site. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to access all the videos.

Recorded Livestream of Dr. Dorothy Espelage discussing Realistic Strategies for Bully Prevention & Promoting Positive School Climate

Recorded Livestream of Michelle Murphy, Esq. discussing Proactive Discipline: It's the Law; and Dr. Eldridge Greer discussing Discipline, Data, and Disproportionality

  • Recorded April 19, 2013 at Proactive Discipline Approaches: Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Thornton
  • These recordings are displayed in various stages on the Livestream site. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to access all the videos.

Recorded Livestream of Dr. John Nicoletti discussing Detection, Disruption & Threat Assessment in Schools

  • Recorded April 12, 2013 at Threat Assessments in Schools: Latest Updates in Loveland
  • The recording is displayed in various stages on the Livestream site. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to access all the videos.
  • Accompanying Slides