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Resident Assistant Training

Preparation of University Resident Assistants 

The R.A. is often the most important representative of the university in the life of a campus resident. Universities have always provided quality training to the RA’s in working with the day-to-day issues that affect their hall members. This training is augmented by Keys RA Training, which provides Trainers of R.A. essentials in dealing with the ever increasing emotional issues that arise in the hall: Anger Management, Early Warning Signs and Critical Disorders.

Anger Management/De-escalation
This teaches the RA how to recognize anger as it builds and provides him or her the means to de-escalate that anger without over reacting and causing more problems.
Identification of the Potentially Dangerous Student
Violence is almost always preceded by Early Warning Signs that the RA can be taught to identify. Once identified, the RA is equipped to take appropriate action or to refer the individual to a source of help.
Critical Disorders
These disorders, that every RA may expect to encounter,  include Suicide, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Stress. 

This Train-the-Trainer Model will ultimately equip the RA to recognize these emotional issues so that the hall member can receive professional help early and prevent injury or withdrawal from school. When trained by Trainers the RA will use these same skills to prevent personal burnout by being able to identify these traits within themselves and knowing what to do about it.  It is available in a one-day Facilitator Training or the two-day Certification Train-the-Trainer Training.

Schools, Terrorism and Homeland Security Codes
Specific Tasks School Should Enact &
A Terrorism Attack Contingency Plan as well.

Download the Comprehensive Document Today!

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Part 1

Does your school know that it is a "Soft Target" and what to do--specifically--when Homeland Security announces a Terror Alert Color Code? School Administrators have enough on their plates now without having to become Terrorism Experts. Keys To Safer Schools.com has developed a comprehensive training designed to familiarize school staffs with the realities of international terrorism, how it may effect schools as soft-targets and specific actions that can be taken (with budget restrictions in mind) by the school to enhance the safety of their students. This training will present concrete actions in the areas of:

 

  • Crisis Planning Integrated with First Responders
  • Student Transportation
  • Vending Machines
  • Parent Involvement
  • Food Service
  • Traffic Control
  • Visitor Control
  • Media Relations
  • and many others

 

Part 2

Part 2 is an interactive workshop to write your Bio-Chemical Terrorist Attack Contingency Plan using a Nationally Used Template.  By the completion of this two-day training participants will have a fully completed Bio-Chemical Terrorist Attack Contingency Plan in Electronic form to attach to their district's Crisis Response Plans.  Participants will be guided by Subject Matter Experts in  Crisis  Plan  Development  and  Counter-Terrorism so that Plans will be specified for your districts special needs.  Individuals are asked to bring their Crisis Response Plan and a Laptop, if at all possible.  What will be covered;

 

   *  Information on the types of terrorist
      attacks
they may employ;
  • Conventional Attack
    • D.C. Sniper, Bomb threats
  • Chemical Attack
    • Ricin, VX & more...
  • Biological Attack
    • Antrax & more...
  • Nuclear Attack
    • Dirty Bombs & more...
   *  Bio-Chemical Terrorist Attack Contingency
      Plan
using a Nationally Used Template;
  • Narrative Summary to include in your current Crisis Response Plan
  • Discussion & Action Flow-Chart;
    Conventional Attacks  * Chemical
    *  Biological     * Nuclear Attacks
  • Matrix discussing;
    *   Indications   *  Effects  *  Response 
    *   Preventions  *  Immediate Action
  • All provided in an Electronic Format to take back to your district
  • and much more...

As with all Keys training, this information is based on research and first-hand experience; it is not theory but practical procedures that can be put in place today. Call Keys now and rest assured that your school will have the best training available.

 

 

 

School Site Safety Assessments (Survey) are conducted by Experts in the areas of School Safety, Terrorism and Risk Assessment.  The surveys are conducted on site.  The assessment includes;

  • surveying the district's facilities (Schools, Bus Facility, Food Service Storage Facility, Admin Office, etc);

    • testing key areas to see how school staff members respond to unauthorized personnel,

    • interviewing staff and review of key polices (ex. Crisis Response Plans, Visitor Policies, Student dress policies, Food Service security, Bus Services and more...)

  • providing a detail report;

    • outlining potential safety issues, security issues and

    • recommending model solutions to resolve these concerns and help the facility create an even safer school. 

School Site Safety Assessments are available to entire school districts or individual schools.  All assessments are handled on an individual basis by Keys To Safer Schools.com. 

DEALING WITH THE TEENAGE YEARS
A practical training for dealing with and changing disruptive behaviors

 

This training is essential for anyone who has or works with pre-teens and teens who have a disruptive behavioral problem. People who will benefit from the lessons learned here include: parents, students, administrators, probation officers, youth workers and ministers. Participants will learn to identify the root causes of behavior problems; key motivators for effecting change; the principles of practical consequences; and realistic behavior goals. The training will address some of the commonly encountered disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). It will also address specific behavioral disorders presented by the participants. This is an information filled, fully interactive training that almost everyone will find beneficial.

Training Outline

Session 1

Introduction: Dealing with the Teenage Years
                         How normal is rebellion?
Session 2 ADHD: Causes Symptoms
              Things that work
Session 3 Dealing with Authority (ODD): Causes & Symptoms
                                                        Things that work
Session 4 Anxiety: Causes & Symptoms
                Things that work

Session 5

Techniques: Managing Behavior (Behavior Plans)
                       What is needed
Session 6 Dealing with Your Teen (Techniques that work)
Specific Cases from the class
Classes are 1 ˝ hours each.

 

 

Staff In-service programs and activities are designed to inform faculty and support personnel as to the school’s safety plans, procedures, and staff responsibilities for maintaining a safe school and its climate. Schools should devote considerable time and resources to this school function. Among the topics and activities listed below that are appropriate for staff in-services are the school’s crisis plan; awareness of Early Warning Signs, narcotic, gang, weapon, student dress codes and visitors policies (just to name a few); respective staff roles in natural disasters; in-services on conflict resolution, aggression reduction, peer mediation, and violence prevention programs; and staff responsibilities in avoiding, managing, and responding to crises. 

 

Student Assemblies and activities are designed to inform students and parents as to their responsibilities to do their part in maintaining and contributing to a safe school and its climate.  Among the topics listed below or that may be provided by Keys' are; responsibility to report suspected violence (Kids are the Keys), conflict resolution, managing their anger, development of a SAFE (Students And Families Empower) Chapter, participation in the Lock Out Violence Everyday (LOVE) Campaign and more...  

See In-Services and Assemblies below

or 

Email Keys' with your specific needs

Keys@KeysToSaferSchools.com 

 

In-service of the more Comprehensive First Responders Workshop

Audience: Law Enforcement agencies, School Resource Officers, Fire Rescue, Emergency Services, Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Technicians, Hospital ER staff, Local-State-Federal-Government Facilitates (that may pose a hazard to schools) ,Clergy, PTA/PTO leaders, community volunteers and school officials.

Objective: To facilitate the Coordination between County, State, and Federal First Responders and their local School Systems.  This In-service is designed to bring to light concerns first responders may have with multiple school districts' differing approach to a Crisis or Terrorist event.

This In-Service will highlight the uniqueness of each of the schools within the designated district, county or other boundary and seek to identify areas in their crisis planning that can be made uniform for First Responders. The schools,   with the help of the First Responders and others, will;

 

  • identify ways that they can be a resource for each other in the event of a crisis or terrorist event.

  • share how schools can provide first responders with updated Crisis Plans and maps of every campus and floor plans of every building.

  • discuss jurisdictional issues and roles in a variety of scenarios.

  • have an open discussion on:

    • Responsibility and Authority of the school and first responders,

    • Medical personnel will discuss on site triage, mass casualty procedures and air evacuation requirements,

    • the concept of Command Post operations,

    • Sites of Interest that may pose an increased risk to the surrounding schools,

    • on how schools and first responders in implement procedures to handle crisis or terrorist events.

  • if time is permitting, other items to be covered

    • Dress Code Issues,

    • Visitors Policies,

    • Student ID's,

    • How Students can conceal weapons,

    • How to setup District wide Crisis Response Codes & Procedures,

    • When to Evacuate and When not to Evacuate,

    • Bomb Threat Procedures,

    • Traffic Control and more....

 

 

The Russian government is analyzing the terrorist attack on the school in Beslan to determine how the terrorists got inside with many weapons.  This study is critical for all schools in Russia, Europe, the United States and everywhere around the world where terrorists might attack.  Keys will present lessons learned at your Conference or Forum.

 

 

"How do I handle an anger charged situation in my classroom?"

This is an abbreviated version of our "Anger Management/De-escalation Training." The focus is on recognizing the escalating anger in students and provides methods of interrupting the anger process. Exercises and case studies are used to help attendees better grasp the principles in a short time. This is an interactive training giving the participants opportunity to practice acquired skills

This in-service will address three sub-topics:

  1. Am I in control of myself? |
    This is a discussion of stress factors and coping techniques for classroom teachers.
  2. The Anger Escalator.
    This section details the process that takes place between stimulus and outburst and provides techniques for interrupting that process.
  3. Exercises
    This section provides practical exercises that have proven effective in reducing anger and interaction that allows attendees to practice what they learn.

3 hour In-service
Handouts for up to 42 participants

(Additional Handouts: may be provided by School or purchased from KEYS)

 

"How do I handle a fight in my classroom?"

This is an abbreviated version of our "Anger Management/De-escalation Training." It focuses on specific interventions that classroom teachers may take when a volatile situation erupts. Attendees are given techniques for confronting fighting students that emphasize non-physical means of stopping the fight. Physical intervention techniques are provided along with cautions and limits. Methods of regaining classroom control and returning to "normal" as soon as possible are also taught. This is an interactive training giving the participants opportunity to practice acquired skills

This in-service will address three sub-topics:

  1. " Huan Ju, Goal Focused approach "
    This is a discussion of the martial arts technique of "blending" which focuses on verbal actions
  2. Lets get physical
    While emphasizing physical intervention as a last resort, this section provides basic demonstration and practice in breaking up a fight that protects the teacher and student from harm as much as possible.
  3. Corrective Action
    This section provides principles and techniques of restoring order and reducing the recurrence of violence.

3 hour In-service
Handouts for up to 42 participants
(Additional Handouts: may be provided by School or purchased from KEYS)

 

Recognition & Reporting of Threats from Students

A Student Assembly and Staff In-Service

Students often know about  threats of violence in a school -- even when administrators and teachers are in the dark. Yet fear of reprisal or being labeled a "Narc" or snitch will often keep students silent. Kids are the Keys - Program provides a means of reporting  crime, violence, or  threats of violence while maintaining anonymity. Such knowledge can help make our schools safer places for learning. Keys To Safer Schools.com adds this caution, that this program is just one piece of an effort to make schools safer places.

In almost every incident of school violence, there was a group of people who were not caught off guard. Fellow students knew that something was going to happen. They knew that "Johnny" was not handling the bullying as well as the teachers thought he was. The problem was that there was no systematic means of reporting available to the students nor were they aware that certain behaviors should be reported.  Keys To Safer Schools.com presents an interactive program to students to help them recognize the Early Warning Signs of potential problems in another student; then, what they should do with the knowledge gained from such an observation. This training is not an invasive form of "Big Brother" looking for someone to step out of line. The emphasis in on recognizing through every day activity when one of their friends is showing signs of needing help. The system of reporting is based on the individual school’s needs, desires and policy. The students then become the first level of prevention in a school wide program to identify students who need help and a means to provide that intervention.

1-2 Hour student assembly (also available as a 2-3 hour In-service)
Handouts for up to 42 participants
(Additional Handouts: may be provided by School or purchased from KEYS)

 

of the 
Potentially Dangerous Student

"Why didn't we see it coming?"

This is an abbreviated version of our "Assessment Training of the Potentially Dangerous Student." It is intended as a follow-on training for the school staff in implementing the procedures covered in the full training. The model is for the school district to develop a response team concept, consisting of 3 or 4 people in each school who are trained in the use of the Keys To Safer Schools "Assessment Tool" and referral procedures. This provides a core of people who can take the observations of Early Warning Signs provided by teachers and others and process them into an action plan for the student. We are prepared to provide the in-service without the Assessment training, however, it may leave a gap as to what the teachers are expected to do with their new found knowledge. If the school already has a plan, we will incorporate it into the training.
 
This in-service will address three sub-topics:
  1. Why do we need to know the Potentially Dangerous Student? |
    This is a discussion of trends in public school students toward violence.
  2. What are the Early Warning Signs?
    This is a listing of signs and traits demonstrated by perpetrators of past violent acts. It also includes cautions about misunderstanding and misapplication of the signs and possible harm that can come from doing so.
  3. Now what?
    This topic explores preventative interventions that can be taken with students who display Early Warning Signs. It emphasizes the need to take action while being careful not to label students.
  • NOTE:  For maximum benefit it is recommended that this training be paired with the Assessments of Early Warning Signs before the in-service. If the Assessment Team is training, then the in-service includes training and information on the referral process to these Assessment Team members when teachers/staff identify Early Warning Signs in students in their classrooms.

3 hour In-service
Handouts for up to 42 participants
(Additional Handouts: may be provided by School or purchased from KEYS)

 

"A practical training for dealing with and changing disruptive behaviors"

This training is essential for anyone who has or works with children and teens exhibiting disruptive behavioral problems. People who will benefit from the lessons learned here include: parents, students, administrators, probation officers, youth workers and ministers. Participants will learn to identify the root causes of behavior problems; key motivators for effecting change; the principles of practical consequences; and realistic behavior goals. The training will address some of the commonly encountered disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). It will also address specific behavioral disorders presented by the participants. This is an information filled, fully interactive training that almost everyone will find beneficial.

 

3 hour In-service
Handouts for up to 42 participants
(Additional Handouts: may be provided by School or purchased from KEYS)

Staff In-service & Student Assemblies
BULLYING STOPS when RESPECT BEGINS

Learn about Train-The-Trainer Workshop

School students have reported an increase in bullying with severe consequences to themselves and their schools. As if this were not enough, bullying has been identified in a national study as a factor in the recent school shootings. At Columbine  a group of school athletes bullied the two boys who later became shooters. Almost any group in anyone's school could be the "bullies" and and it would be accurate at some point in time. Bullying can be physical, emotional or social. Keys' Bullying Program offers four modules to fully address the different aspects of this complex issue.  These are:

  1. The Victim: How to handle being bullied by a peer.

  2. The Bully: How to identify the need for bullying and better ways to meet that need.

  3. The School: How to deal with both sides of bullying in a productive manner.

  4. The Parent: How to recognize signs that your child is being bullied, how to help your child cope with bullies and how to interact with the school about a bullying situation.

Training is available for Teachers and School Administrators dealing with bullying and developing effective policies on bullying.   Keys can assist your school with Parenting Training and the development of Support groups on recognizing and dealing with bullying.  Keys also offers General Assemblies to address the student body, and the curriculum for Conflict Resolution and Socializing skills for victims & bullies.

1-2 Hour student assembly (also available as a 2-3 hour Staff In-service)
Handouts for up to 42 participants
(Additional Handouts: may be provided by School or purchased from KEYS)

The in-service targets both the School and District Crisis Response Team Members.  It is a follow-on training of the School Violence Readiness Training and/or the Crisis Action Training & Workshop.  It is meant as a refresher in-service to up-date, refine policies, procedures and expectations of the Team Members.  During the in-service the Over-All Crisis Response Model developed is discussed.  Other topics addressed are the tools to be used, new tools available, and pulling the group together in a cohesive team. 

3 hour In-service
Handouts for up to 42 participants
(Additional Handouts: may be provided by School or purchased from KEYS)

 

 

Providing consulting services to parents, public and private schools; civic groups; and other organizations devoted to helping children and adolescents.  Keys has assisted a number of organizations in developing programs and acting as the  Evaluator for their violent and at-risk student programs,  to include out come based evaluation measurement tools.  For more information or to obtain a quote on this service, email to us at Keys@keystosaferschools.com

 

Multi-Disciplinary Team of Subject Matter Experts

 

Select from our Multi-Disciplinary Team of Subject Matter Experts on any of the following topics and more;

 

  • Terrorism Contingency Planning

  • Bullying Prevention Programs

  • Academia

  • Behavior Issues

  • Section 504 and Special Ed procedures

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse

  • Anger Management

  • Interactive Video Production

  • Law Enforcement

  • Mental Health

  • Weapons Recognition

  • Research and Evaluation

  • Education Specialists

  • Security Surveys

  • Crisis Response Team Training

  • Crowd Control

  • Incarceration Facility Security

  • Non-pain Inducing Physical Restraint Training

  • Practical Solutions for Complex Problems

These Experts have spoke Internationally at conferences and conventions on various topics.  Select your topic and Expert or Team of Experts with Keys Multi-Disciplinary Team of Subject Matter Experts (MDT-SME). 

  

 

MS-13 Gang Train-the-Trainer Program 

 

MS-13 Train-the-TrainerThis training provides cutting-edge & current on; who is MS-13, their history, how they operate,  where they are located (states), what their goals are and much more...
 

 

Participants will learn about threats this gang poses to;
   * Law Enforcements * School Staff  * Communities  * Our Children
 

We will uncover and identify the tactics that MS-13 members use on Law Enforcement, School Staff and community leaders.  Participants will develop knowledge about;

   * MS-13's Goal   * Affiliates  * Enemies

 
We will delve into developing and increasing our ability to recognize MS13's;
   * Graffiti  * Tattoos   * Clothing & Colors

 
We will improve participants understand of the gangs communication and slang.  Increase understanding of their group profile and learn to analysis their graffiti to learn valuable information about cliques and territory.  Participants will develop the skill of communication, decoding and much, much more.
 

Benefits:

* 16 Contact Hours 

* Certificate of Completion on MS-13 Training

* Two-Year Certification;    *  In-depth Information

* MS-13 Certification (Train-the-Trainer Level)

Also available as;

   *  an in-service,     *  a One-Day Facilitator Trainer or  

   *  go online for the cram course 2 hour version.

 

Also available for a short time

FREE Webinar on MS-13.  Click to learn more.FREE MS-13 Webinar
(online training)

FREE MS-13 Webinar.  Click to learn more.

 

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