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Restorative Practices Workshops
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  • Workshop #5
  • Where: The Conference Center At Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • 1500 E. 128th Ave. Thornton CO 80241
  • When: Tuesday, March 14th from 8:00 until 4:00
  • And Wednesday, March 15th from 8:00 until 3:00
  • Course ID: 1060899

Each day will be different:

Day one focuses on communication skills, restorative practices and practical strategies that can be used immediately for teachers, counselors, security and administrative staff that want to improve relationships, behavior, and reduce discipline incidents in the classroom and hallways. This interactive workshop presents a spectrum of restorative techniques, offers implementation ideas, and explains how the process works. Designed for teachers and others who will be implementing restorative practices in their schools.

Day two is a philosophical overview of restorative practices in schools and the rationale as to why this will help with discipline issues, positive school climate, data tracking and aligning your RTI/PBIS programs. Designed particularity for administrators.

Presented by: Kerri Schmitt, Kerri Schmitt holds a master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law. She works with schools and court systems to create alternative responses to disciplinary code infractions and juvenile crime. She co-created the highly successful restorative justice program used in Colorado Springs reducing recidivism to less than 6%. Her “Restorative Dialogue” program has been taught to over 1,000 educators and is the primary restorative justice curriculum used in the Dept. of Youth Corrections.

Options for Training on Request

Adult Sexual Misconduct in Schools: Prevention & Management

Sponsored by The Colorado School Safety Resource Center and the Colorado Association of School Boards

  • Designed for: administrators, human resources professionals, school board members and any other interested parties
  • Arrange a two-hour video-based workshop at your site
  • No charge for Colorado participants
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L364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

  • Presented by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center
  • Designed for: school emergency planning teams, which could include principals, assistant principals, risk managers, school board members, school safety coordinators, transportation and food service coordinators, facility managers/building engineers, nurses, counselors, public information officers, teachers, and community first responders.
  • This 2-day course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to develop or refine an all-hazards school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to engage the whole community - including parents/guardians, and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management - in school preparedness and planning. Throughout the course, school representatives will review their existing EOP or identify how to develop one, determine areas for improvement, and make changes or updates to the EOP. They will also identify the benefits of training and exercising the school's EOP, and who needs to be involved in training and exercising the EOP.
  • Students are required to bring a copy of their school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
  • No charge for Colorado participants

Threat Assessment in Schools: Best Practices and/or Suicide Intervention Overview

  • Presented by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center
  • Designed for the entire threat assessment team: administrators, mental health professionals and law enforcement professionsals
  • Threat Assessment in Schools: Best Practices--A well-trained threat assessment team is a vital part of a comprehensive safe schools' effort. This workshop reviews the lessons learned from research, the Colorado School Safety Resource Center's "Essentials of Threat Assessment" guide and sample tools from schools in Colorado. Discussions of actual scenarios will be included.
  • Overview of School Suicide Prevention & Intervention--In the Healthy Kids Colorado 2011 Survey, over one-fifth of Colorado high school students reported that they felt sad or hopeless every day for at least two weeks within the past 12 months, with 6% reporting having ever attempted suicide with a higher percentage of Hispanic/Latino students (11%) reporting vs. non-Hispanic White students (4%). This workshop will present an overview of the essential elementas for conducting risk assessments, interventions after a suicide and prevention strategies for schools. Sample tools will be shared.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid (for adults working with youth)

  • The Colorado School Safety Resource Center in partnership with Mental Health First Aid Colorado, now offers Youth Mental Health First Aid as part of its trainings for Colorado schools and districts. 
  • There is no cost for this training, but you must attend the entire day in order to receive a certificate.
  • Through our certification course, you'll become a certified Mental Health First Aider. We'll teach you how to respond to someone with a mental health challenge. You'll learn the signs, evidence-based actions and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.
  • Mental Health First Aid is for everyone. The course has been tested, proven, and tailored to meet a range of unique perspectives and experiences.

Other CSSRC Training Options Available Upon Request

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