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Train-the-Trainers - Houston,
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student
Blessing to Many
Bullying--St Augustine, FL
Becoming an Associate
3rd Annual Conference
on School Violence
of PDS Trainers
is Super Success
Bullying Stops when
Tips for Parents:
Listening & Valuing your Child
by John Coleman - Jackson School District
Alternatives to Self-Defeating beliefs
Alternative Learning Envir.(ALE):
A Model Approach
Everyone Else Has Aged
Say About Keys To Safer Schools.com
Training In Your Area
Now Accepts Checks On-line - NEW!
And more links....
HOUSTON, TEXAS, JUNE 11-12, 2003 is the next
training scheduled for you to become a Trainer for Certifying others in
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student (PDS).
This is the training that you have asked for
and have been waiting to attend. Previously, Keys
staff were the only trainers who could Train and Certify
anyone in Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student,
but due to the increasing demand and the need to reduce costs within a
district/organization Keys is making this shift. If you accept
our offer to become a Trainer in this program, which features our
Nationally used and highly unique scored
Assessment Instrument, you will be one of the first.
School Districts/Organizations across the USA have participated in Keys
Facilitator PDS training and paid for every staff member who attended. This
training will allow your district/organization to train you to be a
trainer. The Trainer then can
train and Keys will certify the entire Assessment Team
without additional training cost. The cost for this train-the-trainers
only $260. Early bird registration is available until May 9, 2003 at
just $225. To learn more go to:
http://keystosaferschools.com/calendar2003.htm#pds_houston or click
flyer to print. To see a video & written recommendations from
previous attendee/Trainers ->
2. Training Rescheduled: Blessing to
The PDS Train-the-Trainer
originally scheduled for Feb 26-27 in Cabot, AR has been rescheduled for
March 13-14, Thursday and Friday. The snow and ice storms that swept
across the South made getting to the training unsafe. Dates two weeks
later were chosen to insure that most of the winter storm season would
be gone. This has turned out to be a blessing to many who were unable to
register for the original training but have taken advantage of this
delay to get their names on the list. If you were wanting to make this
training but could not before, now is your chance. Go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/pds_registration2003_cabot.htm
and sign up today. Those previously signed up, you have been
rescheduled and need only to show up...see you there!
The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in
Augustine, Florida will host a Multi-County training
County School District & Clay County Public Schools)
for trainers in Bullying Stops When
Respect Begins. There are a limited
number of training slots open for individuals outside the these counties. This
program focuses and the 4 Domains of Bullying:
To learn more about this training, go to #7 below. To
register for the training go to:
open flyer to print.
4. Associates of Keys To
Safer Schools.com -
Are you looking for a way to impact your community or
society; are you a professional who wants to expand your possibilities?
Keys is looking for Associates to join our team and help spread the
word about the Detection and Prevention of Violence available through
Keys To Safer Schools.com. If you are interested in helping students
and schools to be safer and earning while they are learning, contact
Keys today or visit our website for more information.
"I am retiring this year and I don't want my 35 years
of experience to just stop and be wasted." This is quote from school
counselor who recently signed on. Maybe you share this sentiment.
Join the Team.
5. 3rd Annual Conference on School
The 3rd Annual Conference on School
Violence is scheduled at the Ramada Resort Maingate (just
outside a popular theme park that features a large Mouse) for June,
16-17, 2003. Plan your vacation/family travel time now. Bullying will be
the central theme this year. This training will include Trainers
in the Bullying Stops When
Respect Begins and the
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student Training, previously
trained by Keys Staff and more... Some guest
trainers will present their topics in sign language for the Deaf
Community. The Trainers will be representing the
Florida School for the Deaf & Blind and the
Arkansas School for the Deaf.
Additional details about these trainers will be forthcoming. This conference will provide two
days of dynamic information that can be used in your schools
immediately. This is an excellent opportunity to combine a family
vacation with CEU credits and a Business Expense Trip. The Ramada Resort
has proven to be an super host in past years and we look forward to
another great time. Mark your calendars now for this summer's
6. First Class of PDS Trainers is
St. Augustine, Florida: The first class of
Train-the-Trainers in Certifying for Assessing the Potentially
Dangerous Student (PDS) completed their training on February 7 with
excitement and an eagerness to get back to work.
knowledge of the Trainers was tops." said a school
Keys staff was delighted to see
professionals from across the United States lingering after the
training to exchange addresses, ideas and encouragement.
the networking and the exposure to the Risk Assessment Model,"
wrote the head of security. A school principal said, "The
practice in the use of the Assessment Instrument was invaluable."
Word of mouth from
others in your profession is always the best endorsement, such as:
"I liked the
from all over the USA - Networking Opportunities" or
"The Trainers' interpersonal skills are excellent and they
left no doubt as to their wealth of knowledge and expertise with the
And finally, from SRO
and Safe School Coordinator, Michael Henriquez
of Key West, FL: "The hotel was close to training site!! I
liked the Assessing students [exercise] and group activities.
Excellent Training! Thanks Keys!!"
And the emails are
still coming in daily! To see video and other comments from members of
this class of trainers, go to:
Plan now to be in the next class -> See
7. Bullying Stops When Respect
Begins - Training, Train-the-trainers, and Assemblies
Did you know that 75% of all students in the United
States have been the victims of a bully or that 25% are currently under
the influence of bully? Did you know that bullying is not limited to
students? Are you aware that bullying takes lives, hurts victims
(students and teachers as well),
grows new bullies and
turns by-standers into "Stand-by-and-do-Nothingers"! These and many other aspects of bullying are brought out in
the training conducted by Keys. The title of the program also explains its
primary thrust, "Bullying Stops When
Respect Begins." If your
school is struggling with bullying issues and you are not sure what to
do, contact Keys today! If your school does not have a bullying problem,
go back to the top of this paragraph and read it again.
Download a flyer today!
Tip of the Month for Parents:
Listening and Valuing your Child
- Listen to and talk with your
- Find out what they're
thinking on all kinds of topics.
- Create an opportunity for two-way
may mean forgoing judgments or pronouncements.
- Make it a daily habit
and become your child's best friend
(but don't get enmeshed - stay the Parent).
Everyone hears what your child says,
friends listen to what they say. But
Parents should listen to what is not said.
Having trouble and need some help - Contact
Experts for advice
9. One-liner of the Month:
"What you believe determines how
Director, Safety & Security * Jackson Public School District
Send us your
favorite one-liner today and look for it in future editions.
10. Tip of the
Month for Teachers: Alternatives to
A number of the beliefs our students
commonly accept from
(possibly our Administration)
parents, society, peers, games and the media which keep them from
functioning effectively. These beliefs are often associated with
discouragement, depression, anxiety, and the desire to control/bully
other people. Here are some of the self-defeating beliefs, along
with constructive alternatives:
It is necessary to have approval from
I will do that which makes me more
self-confident and more responsible to self and others.
It is terrible and totally bad when
things do not turn out the way I think they should.
It is annoying and disappointing when
things don't turn out the way I'd like. I'll try to change
the things I control and accept the things I have no control over.
This is how we act in my family and
the way I act, too. I have no control over it and can not
My behavior has a reason, and so I can
influence it best by understanding it, deciding to change it and
the way I react to it.
For help in
changing students self-defeating beliefs, contact Keys today or
check out these trainings:
11. Alternative Learning
Environment (ALE): A Model Approach
The law of the land
says that schools must establish an ALE for those students who cannot
remain in a mainstream classroom, most often due to behavior. Most
schools across the United States have set up some type of ALE for
these students with disruptive behavior but stop short of addressing
the whole student. Many are struggling with meager resources and even
the theories behind such alternatives. Keys To Safer Schools.com
has helped a number of Districts develop and operate an Alternative
Learning Environment. These efforts have been successful through a
MODEL APPROACH that provides for the needs of the
student in 4 major areas: First and foremost is Academic,
followed equally by a Behavior Component,
Staff Training and Systems Elements. If you
are no longer focused on academics, you are no longer a school. If
Behavioral issues are not addressed and Staff are not trained
specifically in managing behaviors, the students will fail in the
alternative setting as surely as they failed in the mainstream.
Lastly, systems elements such as policies, procedures and guidelines
are absolutely essential to keep the alternative experience brief and
goal oriented. To learn more about the Keys Model for
Alternative Schools, go to:
Everyone Else Has Aged
While waiting for my first appointment in the
reception room of a new
dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I
remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my
high school class some 40 years ago.
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This
balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was too old to have
been my classmate.
After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local
high school. "Yes," he replied.
"When did you graduate?" I asked. He answered, "In
"Why, you were in my class!" I exclaimed. He looked at me closely and then
asked, "What did you teach?"
Tell us your story and look for it in up-coming issues -
13. What Others Say About
To Safer Schools.com -
See Video to learn how others feel
about Keys' Training
Must be on internet & slight wait to download clips
What Others Say About Us! The best advertisement is
word of mouth. We truly appreciate the many kind and encouraging words said
about us by those of you who have attended one of our training's or received
another service from us. Those who are considering one of our services might
find it helpful to review some of these comments. Please feel free to contact
any of them that you recognize. If you have a comment about Keys To Safer
Schools.com and would like to share it with others, please email it to us
and we will place it on the site. Here are just a few of the comments:
"This [National Conference] is GREAT! Very
practical, easy to use and very timely!
Sabrina Steger, Paducah, Kentucky [mother of school shooting
victim Kayce Steger]
"...All presenter were excellent and allowed time for excellent
Linda Delaney, Memphis School District, Memphis, TN.
- "...The Assessment Model (of the PDS) was very interesting and
with the training will be very effective"
Janice Chiaradonna, Johnson & Wales
University, LYNN, MA
- "The Keys To Safer Schools.com [International Conference]
increased my confidence in managing crisis situations.
Laura Bishop, Westminster Academy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- "I would like to thank you for emailing me the handouts that I
requested. I found all three very informative and helpful, especially the
handout on ADD. I have recommended your site to some of my friends too.
Diane Attard, OASI Foundation-Prevention Officer Gozo,Malta
- "The topics covered were very good-Exactly what we were looking
for! What did you like least about the training? Too little time for so
School Counselor, IL [Bullying & Conflict Resolution Training]
- "This is one of the BEST workshops I have attended! I would like
for ALL of my teachers and Administrators to attend this. I liked the
groups and interaction."
School Alternative Teacher [Anger Management/De-escalation
- "The assessment practice exercise toward the end of the day I felt
this was very beneficial."
School Resource Officer (SRO) [Assessment Training Attendee]
a Training Seminar. http://KeysToSaferSchools.com/CoSponsoranEvent.htm
Would you like to have a training event in your school or
local area but fear that you do not have the participation or budget to do so?
Keys has a program just for you! Co-sponsor an open training event by
arranging a meeting place, supplying some equipment for the presentation and
assisting us in getting the word out about the event in your area. Keys
will do their part. The Co-sponsor will receive two training slots FREE!!
It is a Win - Win arrangement.
If anyone has questions or desires more information about this training
opportunity, go to (16.) below.
Keys Can Now Accept Your Check On-line
So New on the market they are not yet
listed. The top four illegal drugs of abuse appear in the sweat and oils
of the skin. Now Keys has a test kit that will allow you to swipe a
cloth over any surface suspected of being handled by someone on drugs.
Then just place the cloth in the bottle and wait 60 seconds. Computer
keyboards, free weights, and other surfaces can now be tested to see if
someone in your class or an employee has a drug problem. Contact Keys if
this product would be of use in your organization.
When ordering training, materials or the testers below,
you can write a check on-line as simply as writing one at your local grocery
store. Look for the "pay by check" option button and follow the
instructions. It is easy, it is secure and it is available now. Some of the
latest innovations in drug testing are available through Keys and our new
check option. Check out the ones listed below.
Date Rape Drug Testers:
Available for the first time! Keys has made special
arrangements with the manufacturer to offer these testers in non-obvious
tester to teens and parents who are concerned about the increasing
number of people who use drugs to take sexual advantage of others. If
you are suspicious of your drink, simply spill a drop on these business
cards or coasters and discover in just a few seconds if it has been
spiked. Don't let anyone take advantage of you.
Been to a party and not sure if you should drive home? Keys has a saliva
based Blood Alcohol Content tester that will let you know if you need a cab.
Parents, your teen is having problems with illegal drugs and desires to
quit or needs your help. Keys can provide you a testing device for up to
10 of the most common street drugs. You can use them in conjunction with
your personal family drug policies to help teen follow through and keep
You want your clients tested but it is so involved
and there are so many rules from the Health Department about handling
urine and from the Court about privacy in sample collection. Keys has a
tester that uses a saliva swab rather than urine and is just as
For information or to place an order, go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/MaterialsOrderingPg3.htm
Contact us today at (800) 504-7355 or email us at the address below to set up
your account for using Purchase Orders.
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