Self-Paced Training

Self-paced training helps you advance your school safety knowledge through self-guided instructional coursework, interactive exercises, and videos.

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The First Five Things An SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

You’ve been assigned to a school as a new School Resource Officer (SRO). Now what? In this video, learn the first five steps you should take as a new SRO.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement TYPE Video
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Podcast Episode 6: Restorative Practices, Part 2

This is the second episode of two podcasts about restorative practices at the Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. We explore getting buy-in, coordinating with school resource officers, and how to sustain the programs.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Podcast
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The Teen Brain (School Resource Officer Video Series)

Unlike traditional law enforcement officials, School Resource Officers (SROs) work almost exclusively with young people, so it is crucial they understand how students think and make decisions. But that is no easy task.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement TYPE Video
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Podcast Episode 5: Restorative Practices, Part 1

This is the first episode of two podcasts about restorative practices at the Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. We delve into the motivations behind applying for project grant funding, how the project got started, and the restorative practices they implemented.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Podcast
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Podcast Episode 4: Distance Learning, Part 2

The second of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Podcast
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Podcast Episode 3: Distance Learning, Part 1

The first of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about how mental health supports in schools can help with addressing the effects that distance learning has had on students.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Podcast
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Podcast Episode 2: Crisis Timeline and Law Enforcement

In the second episode of our podcast, our guests describe the parts of the crisis timeline and the role of law enforcement in school safety.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School-based Law Enforcement TYPE Podcast
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Podcast Episode 1: What is School Safety?

In the first episode of our new podcast, we ask our guests to share what school safety means to them. This is followed by a conversation with the directors of the National Center for School Safety.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Podcast
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School Climate and Student Fear: The Roles of Students and Teachers (Video)

Chris Melde, PhD and his team discuss their research into the ways school climate and previous experiences of victimization can affect a student's feelings of fear and perceptions of safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate TYPE Video
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School Safety Success Stories: Atlanta Public Schools Case Study (Video)

There is more to being an SRO than simply serving as a law enforcement officer. Chief Ronald Applin of Atlanta Public Schools details best practices for SRO training.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School-based Law Enforcement TYPE Video
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Public Health Approach to Evaluating School Safety Initiatives

An introductory training to help you start thinking about evaluation as you implement school safety programming, ensuring that you set the proper foundation for your researcher.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Online Training (Self-Paced)
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Systematic Review: Post-Crisis Interventions (Video)

Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, describes promising research into the effectiveness of post-crisis interventions, including key findings and recommendations from our systematic literature review.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Video
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Restorative Virtual Circles (Video)

Restorative Circles are a great way to build positive school environments and maintain strong, open relationships in the classroom.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate TYPE Video
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