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Detection & Prevention of School Violence
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1. More Shootings in this New School Year.
If questions are running through your mind, contact Keys today and become proactive. Make plans now to join us for Training-the-Trainers in the Assessing of Potentially Dangerous Students (PDS) at;
2. Other School Violence in the News
Train your staff to be trainers in the Bullying Stops when Respect Begins Campaign at Ft. Lauderdale, FL, September 25-26, 2003. For more information, go to: https://keystosaferschools.com/calendar2003a.htm#ftlaud
is a Potentially Dangerous Student (PDS)?
Keys To Safer Schools.com has developed a guide and a training program to provide schools with measures that can be implemented within budget and community restraints. To learn more about the risk our schools face as Soft-Targets click here.
To participate in a Distance Learning Opportunity on this vital issue, contact your Distance Learning Center to register for a live, interactive training to be presented on November 14, 2003. For more information email Keys or go to: https://keystosaferschools.com/calendar2003a.htm#inhls or in Cabot, AR on November 20, 2003 you may attend, for more info about this training click here: https://keystosaferschools.com/calendar2003a.htm#cabothls
5. Learn how to become a PDS Trainer
(41miles from Indianapolis) on October 16-17, 2003 and in Battleboro, NC, (18 mile from Rocky Mount, NC) on November 6-7, 2003 . This is an opportunity for you to be Certified or have someone from your school Certified as a Trainer in this most unique program for identifying students who are in need of help and which provides training on determining what help they need most. Your entire staff can then be trained in-house to know what the Early Warning signs are and to whom they should report if they observe any of them. If you or your school already use this program, this training will serve as your 2-year refresher and Certify you to conduct the refresher/renewal training for all other Risk Assessment Members in your school. This is a tremendous cost savings over having to send staff members for renewals. Make plans now before these classes fills up.
Learn the Keys to controlling your FEELINGS before those feelings take control of your life and actions.
* Others don't make you feel, You make yourself feeling...no one can make you feel a certain way.
* Your job is to control your feelings...don't let your feelings lead you somewhere you don't want to go.
* Take responsibility for your feelings...stand-up for your part in the way you feel and stop blaming others.
* Remove your buttons...some people are good at pushing your buttons, but you can stop them from doing it.
You can find other ways, like this one...building a Conflict Resolution Team with other students that want to do it the non-violent way and find peaceful ways to accomplish the same thing. To learn more about how to start a L.O.V.E. Team in your school click here and start Locking Out Violence today and Everyday.
Keys To Safer Schools.com to answer this requirement for you with a program that is researched based and is in place throughout the US.
Bullying Stops When Respect Begins [If you don't have a problem, you have not asked the kids] is the program for your school. This can be a campaign and an imbedded Character Ed. Curriculum. Staff and/or Students can be trained as trainers to continue the program and reach out to the entire school and community. Click on the name above or this url link to learn more. https://keystosaferschools.com/BullyingStopswhenRespectBegins.htm
of the Month for Parents:
Keys to motivating your child to achieve in school
* Expressing clear expectations for your kids to attend and graduate.
* Evaluate their situation...make sure it's not due to bullying, anxiety disorder, poor vision, etc.
* Resist Preaching..."when I went to school, I didn't have books or a desk...but I did good in school!"
* Find what motivates your child...know what excites them to learn; praise, sports, games, & yes - money.
* Lead by Modeling...watch what you do to get out of work or what you say about your kid's school.
* Be consistent * Be patient * Be reasonable * Be sensitive
* Help them set goals..."You want a Driver License? Then lets set a goal for obtaining at least a C average.
* Acknowledge and affirm success when you child does well.
* Lastly, express love to your child always...separate your child's actions/behavior from your child.
Having trouble and need some help - Contact Keys Experts for advice
One-liner of the Month:
" Life's not fair...but it is what you make of it!"
Mike Nelson, MS, LPC, NCC
11. Tip of the Month for Teachers: Month 2 - Methods for decreasing and/or eliminating severe behaviors
"How do I stop the behaviors that Johnny is exhibiting over and over in class?" We will take this topic and do a mini-series on it for a six month period. This is month two of the series. You may refer to E-New: August 2003 to learn about (1) Extinction. If you need help faster, there are two trainings that help in this area; Behavioral Modification Planning and Alternative Learning Environment a Level System (this training comes with forms, polices, a complete Level System so you can hit the ground running and more...).
Recap: There are 6 basic ways to decrease or eliminate severe behaviors. They are (1) Extinction, (2) Time-out, (3) Satiation, (4) Punishment, (5) Reinforcement of incompatible behaviors, and (6) Desensitization. Let's briefly deal with Time-Out.
It is import to remember that they leave reinforcement to an area
of non-reinforcement. If a student is manipulating so as to
be sent to an area of Time-out that lacks stress (because they
see the current situation as stressor or non-reinforcing and the
Time-out location as a place where they can work at their own pace)
or reinforcement, they will continually behaving in hopes that
they will be sent to Time-Out. Having trouble and need some help - Contact Keys
Experts for advice
TIME-OUT- Removal of a student from an reinforcing setting to a presumably nonreinforcing setting for a specified and limited period of time. Time out is "time away from positive reinforcement". There are three types of time-out (1) Observational Time-Out: They can see/hear activity but may not be involved. (2) Exclusion: Stays in classroom but leaves area of reinforcement to be behind a barrier (3) Seclusion: Student leaves classroom to a time-out room.
It is import to remember that they leave reinforcement to an area of non-reinforcement. If a student is manipulating so as to be sent to an area of Time-out that lacks stress (because they see the current situation as stressor or non-reinforcing and the Time-out location as a place where they can work at their own pace) or reinforcement, they will continually behaving in hopes that they will be sent to Time-Out.
Having trouble and need some help - Contact Keys Experts for advice
Schedule or Co-Sponsor a training for you School or Community--email or call (800)504-7355
13. Homeland Security Site of the Week
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a Training Seminar. https://keystosaferschools.com/CoSponsoranEvent.htm
If anyone has questions or desires more information about this training opportunity contact us (800)504-7355.
16. Keys Can Now Accept Your Check On-line
Date Rape Drug Testers:
Street Drugs: Parents trying to help their child get off drugs...we can help.
Juvenile Probation: No more urine...saliva swab tester now available...
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