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1. Homeland Security Codes: How
are they applied in schools
Yellow, Condition Orange,
Condition Red>>> Ok, the Department of
Homeland Security has evaluated all the intelligence and issued the proper
Alert Code, now what?? Does it seem that the websites
and letters from the DHS are in a language not spoken by your
school? Well, Now there is a translation! Keys has developed a document which can be
added to your existing Crisis Plan to explain actions to be taken at each
level of Alert. There is even a matrix to make it even easier to
understand the steps to take.
For more information go to:
To Download a FREE Handout on "What
school should do under the Homeland Security System - Severe Level":
This is the training that you have asked for
and have been waiting to attend.
Previously, Keys staff were the only trainers, 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. 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 event is 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 to open
flyer to print. To see a video & written recommendations from
previous attendee/Trainers -> click
Check the date of your
Certification to Assess using the Keys Assessment Instrument. Your
certificate and your school's License to Duplicate may expire if you do
receive refresher trainer within 2 years. There are three options open if
this is your situation:
Have Keys come to your school or region
for a refresher training
Send at least one person to the
Train-the-Trainer in Houston, TX who can return and present the
refresher training in-house.
Terminate your program for Assessing the
Early Warning Signs in the Potentially Dangerous
|5. Keys Founders
April 17, 2003 Keys To Safer Schools.com founders, Mike
Nelson and Frank Green are being inducted into the Henderson Academy, an
honors organization for distinguished alumni of Henderson State
University. In a first ever move by the University, both men are being
inducted as a team to signify the unique team effort that has resulted
in Keys To Safer Schools.com and the thousands that have received
services through their tireless work on behalf of school safety.
"I never dreamed of an honor like this," Nelson said.
"I was just trying to help schools be safer places for kids to
Letter May 6, 2003; from Robert
E. Houston, Vice President for Academic Affairs
I wanted to take a moment to
thank you for sharing your time with us last month during our fourth
annual Founder's Day celebration. I have received many positive
comments from our students and faculty about your presence on our
campus, and I hope that your experience here was meaningful as well.
We really enjoyed having you
back on campus for what has become yet another Henderson tradition.
This is indeed a special place. your presence as a former student
and as a new member of the Henderson Academy continues to bring
distinction to Henderson State University.
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
In response to current events and your requests, a
special seminar has been added to present Homeland Security Codes and how to
translate them into practical actions for schools to implement.
Trainers will include:
a native of Miami, Florida who
works as a Behavioral Program Specialist in both the academic and
residential departments at the Florida
School for the Deaf and Blind with students K - 12th
grade. She is certified as a trainer in a variety of programs
including CHAMPs: A Proactive Approach to Classroom Management, Crisis
Prevention Institute, and Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student. She will
present Assessing the Potentially
Dangerous Student and the
role that Bullying has played in acts of violence within
Patrick Henry O'Brien
is an attorney,
School Board Member and an Assistant Prosecutor. He will be discussing
Bully, Schools and the
Law. He has experienced the
rigors of school actions that result in litigation over bullying and
seeing precious resources used for years of appeals.
is a 20+ Retired Military Officer.
He was a contributing author for Military Field and Training
Manuals on Rear Area Combat Operations, Counter Terrorism Procedures,
Order of Battle and others that deal with gaining knowledge about and
countering the activities of insurgents and terrorists. He gained
expertise in identification, methods of employing and functioning of
explosive devices while serving in these positions. In assignments
around the world and in the United States, Frank was responsible for
Risk Assessment, Threat Analysis and Security for exercises and the
dignitaries (at the highest government levels) who attended.
MS, LPC, NCC a native
of Miami, Florida and Director of Keys To Safer Schools.com, is a
Mental Health Therapist and past military Combat Controller/Air Traffic
Controller. He is a memeber of NASRO. As a former Director
of Program Development for a Tri-County Community Mental Health Center
and Assistant Director of Youth Services for a Tri-County Community
Mental Health Center, he provided Clinical work with serious offender
juveniles and families. He has worked with parents of school shooting
victims, law enforcement officers (ex. Officer who shot student in El
Cajon, California, at Granite Hills High School.) , Superintendents
at Schools involved in School Shootings (ex. Superintendent of
Schools in Pearl, Mississippi)
teachers, students, and more.
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 conference. Keys@keystosaferschools.com
Class of PDS Trainers is a Super Success
Cabot, AR: The second class of
Train-the-Trainers in Certifying for Assessing the Potentially Dangerous
Student (PDS) completed their training on March 13 with the
excitement and an eagerness to get back to work as with the first class.
Lori Lamb, East Hills Middle School
"Cutting Edge information. This information allow
for immediate identification [of students that need help quick].
It removes the Fear Factor by providing an easily implemented
plan [Risk Assessment Model]. I highly recommend this training
for individuals that work with At-Risk Kid's."
The Keys staff was delighted to see professionals
from across the state of Arkansas lingering after the training to
exchange addresses, ideas and encouragement.
was an excellent training. Most in-services have bits of information I
can use. This one was 2 days full of helpful information. I would
recommend it to anyone. I especially appreciate the willingness of the
instructors to answer questions and share personal experiences. GREAT
Melissa Lampinen, Cedarville High School
Word of mouth from others
in your profession is always the best endorsement, such as:
Mary Thompson, High School Counselor - Berryville School District
"Very Good workshop and information - it was much
NEEDED!! The expertise of the Trainers was great!"
And finally, from SRO and
Safe School Coordinator,
Mary Beth Whipkey, ALE/L.S.W.
Greenwood School District - "The
Instructors were very knowledgeable in MANY areas."
And the emails are still
coming in daily! To see video and other comments from members of this
class of trainers, go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/WhatOthersAreSaying.htm#PDS
. Plan now to be in the next class -> See Calendar
This school year will end
soon. June is being filled with requests for training, so make your plans
today and contact Keys To Safer Schools. com to schedule your End of Year
(or beginning of next year) training for your staff. Safe and Drug Free
grant money has been applied to every training offered. Here are some
suggestions: (for more details and other trainings go to: http://www.keystosaferschools.com/CriticalTraining.htm)
Homeland Security Codes for Schools
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student
Bullying Stops When Respect Begins
|9. Tip of the Month for Parents: How
do I get my ADHD child to do anything?
- Assign no more than 3 things at once, if necessary no more than 1.
- Time your inspections to catch him/her doing something right and
praise their effort.
- Insure success: assign simple tasks
occasionally just so they will likely
- Break larger assignments into smaller increments.
Pick up your socks.
- Don't give in to the temptation to complete the task yourself.
- Consequences apply even to ADHD kids.
- Unconditional love. Be sure to explain that their actions will
never change your love.
Having trouble and need some help - Contact Keys
Experts for advice
10. One-liner of the Month:
"Systems don't change people,
People change People...
Send us your favorite
one-liner today and look for it in future editions. http://keystosaferschools.com/Contact_Us_Sweepstakes.htm
give the right person the right system and watch them change their world."
11. Tip of the
Month for Teachers: How to Change
Some students need help in learning new behaviors that
are better accepted by others and more productive for them. Here are some
Identify inappropriate behavior, then prioritize
Select one behavior that is near the top
Find the Bottom line--are there precipitating causes for
Find key motivators
Enlist help of student, parent, counselors and
Develop positive and negative consequences
Use a written contract
For help in
changing students self-defeating beliefs, contact
Keys today or
check out these trainings:
Learning Environment (ALE): A Model
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: http://keystosaferschools.com/alemodel.htm
The Fairy Godmother
A couple had been married for 40 years and also
celebrated their 60th birthdays. During the celebration, a fairy godmother
appeared and said that because they had been such a loving couple all
those years, she would give them one wish each.
Being the faithful,
loving spouse for all these years, naturally the wife wanted for her and
her husband to have a romantic vacation together, so she wished for them
to travel around the world. The fairy godmother waved her wand and boom!
She had the tickets in her hand.
Next, it was the husband's turn
and the fairy godmother assured him he could have any wish he wanted, all
he needed to do was ask for his heart's desire. He paused for a moment,
then said, "Well, honestly, I'd like to have a woman 30 years younger than
me." The fairy godmother picked up her wand and boom! He was 90!!
Tell us your
story and look for it in up-coming issues - click
|14. What Others Say About Keys To Safer Schools.com - http://keystosaferschools.com/WhatOthersAreSaying.htm
See Video to learn how others feel about
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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:
"I wish you (Keys) could do all our "inservices"
- you make it so interesting and understandable!! Please keep in
contact with all of us. Our school lacks so many resources and you (Keys)
have given us so much valuable information.
Jan Moore, Cedarville High School
[Train-the-Trainers - Assessment of the PDS Training Attendee]
"This [National Conference] is GREAT! Very
practical, easy to use and very timely!
Steger, Paducah, Kentucky [mother of school shooting
victim Kayce Steger]
"...All presenter were excellent and allowed time for
Linda Delaney, Memphis School
District, Memphis, TN.
- "The Keys To Safer Schools.com [International Conference]
increased my confidence in managing crisis
Laura Bishop, Westminster Academy, Ft.
Lauderdale, FL [International Conference]
- "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
Diane Attard, OASI Foundation-Prevention Officer
- "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 much material."
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
- "The assessment practice exercise toward the end of the day I felt
this was very beneficial."
School Resource Officer (SRO)
[Assessment Training Attendee]
|15. Co-sponsor a Training
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
If anyone has questions or desires more information about this training
opportunity, go to (17.) below.
16. 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
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.
Alcohol: 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 their commitment.
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 accurate.
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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