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Train-the-Trainers - 2/6-7/03:
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student
Washington Student Shot:
After hours program takes bad turn
An Unsafe School:
do you know if your school is safe or unsafe?
3rd Annual Conference
on School Violence
PDS Training for Arkansas
of the Month:
to De-escalate an Argument
of the month
of the Month:
Don't take your stress to school
What Others Say
About Keys To Safer Schools.com
Training In Your Area
Drug Tests - NEW!
Available On-line (see Date Rape Tester)
And more links....
Final opportunity to register for this valuable
training on February 6 & 7, 2003!
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
Assessment Instrument, you will be one of the first.
School Districts/Organizations across the USA have participated in this
PDS training and paid for every staff member there. This training will
allow your district/organization to train you who can then train and certify your
entire Assessment Team without additional training cost. The cost for
this train-the-trainers event that will be held February 6 & 7, 2003
in St. Augustine, Fl is only $260.
2. Student Shot at School After
minor was shot in the chin after gunfire erupted at George C. Marshall
Elementary School where between 20 and 30 people were playing
basketball. Around 10 pm a dispute that started inside overflowed to the
parking lot where the shooting started. At least two shots were fired
and one struck the student. It is believed that his injuries are not
life threatening. Witnesses said the suspects left in separate cars
before police arrived. No guns were recovered at the scene. After hours
programs have been proven to have a positive effect on reducing crimes
rates and acts of violence. It is a shame when one of these programs
becomes the scene of such a violent act. To learn what you can do to
prevent school violence, be a regular reader of the Key's website.
schools have a problem with violence while others do not. Some schools
handle a crisis
well while others do not. Read this informative article to learn what
characteristics identify an unsafe school. Attitude may be the most
important indicator, but there are other, more concrete things that can
be identified. The best part is that you are not left in despair. Keys
checklist to follow in developing a safe and responsive school.
Use these tools to improve the safety and security of your
Robert Lovelace of Houston is the newest Associate on
the Keys' Team. Welcome on board, Rob. Our many subscribers in the
Houston area and across Texas should look for a contact from Robert in
near future. There are several others from across the United States,
Australia, Canada, and other regions, who are going through the process
now who will be announced soon.
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.
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. Negotiations are being finalized with
the presenters and will announced soon. 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. PDS Train-the-Trainers Coming to
Cabot School District, one of the earliest users of
the Assessment Instrument developed by Keys, has arranged to co-sponsor
a Training to Certify Trainers in Assessing the Potentially Dangerous
Student. The Administration originally wanted to expand their Assessment
Program but quickly realized the opportunity to offer this training to
other schools across their state. If you have read about this PDS
Training in St. Augustine, Florida but were unable to attend, consider
attending the same training at Cabot, Arkansas. This training was
primarily intended for school and law enforcement personnel within the
state, but applications from outside Arkansas are considered on a case
by case basis. To register go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/pds_registration2003_cabot.htm
Anger is a natural emotion. There is nothing good nor
bad about it. However, when anger is allowed to go unchecked and erupt
into violent behavior it can present a tremendous problem for a teacher
or parent. The secret for managing anger is to understand the process
that escalating anger goes through and learning techniques to redirect
that process into more productive actions. It is unfortunate, but true
that almost everything we do naturally to control someone else's anger
is actually counter-productive. The answer is training. To learn more or
to bring this essential training to your school go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/WorkshopsPg1.htm#Anger Management & De-escalation Training
Tip of the Month:
How to De-escalate an Argument
- Speak with authority, but don't yell.
Trying to out shout them will only make things louder.
- Tell them what you want. "I
want you to stop talking and go to your seats."
- Defer to rules. "You
know what the handbook says about fighting."
- Avoid Power Struggles.
Showing student respect and giving as much power and
control as feasible through guided-choices and responsibility for the
students own behavior.
9. One-liner of the Month:
"Inside yourself or outside, you never have to
change what you see, only the way you see it."
Send us your
favorite one-liner today and look for it in future editions.
4th grade Counselor
Lake Hamilton Intermediate School
of the Month: Don't take your stress to school.
Life brings stress. Sometimes more than we need. When
we take our stress to work with us, we bring a load of things that may
overwhelm us, our fellow workers or our students. To relieve your stress
60 seconds of peace. Sit quietly for one minute and sip
Develop and recite a positive daily affirmation.
Find a hobby. But do not let it become a source of
Find a contrasting stress activity. If you read for
your work, do not read for relaxation. If you work with your hands, do not
use a relaxation that requires you to work with your hands.
Learn to take a short vacation while on the job. Close
your eyes, think of something pleasant, breathe deeply and slowly, then
get back to work. NOTE: This should only be few seconds.
Power nap. If logistics of your work place permit it,
take 5 minutes or less for a quick nap.
No matter what your technique, controlling your stress
will enhance your ability to manage stressful situations.
11. What Others Say About Keys
To Safer Schools.com -
See Video to learn how others feel
about Keys' Training
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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:
"This [National Conference] is GREAT! Very
practical, easy to use and very timely!
Sabrana 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]
|12. Co-sponsor 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 (13.) below.
|13. Expanded!! Home Drug Tests now
Available On-line *Discounted & Falling Prices*
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 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.
14. Contact Information....
Keys To Safer Schools.com website is at http://KeysToSaferSchools.com.
Contact: Mike Nelson or Frank Green at keys@KeysToSaferSchools.com
or call local (501)847-2596,
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