Azusa Pacific University School Counseling and School Psychology and Wayne Sakamoto and Ray Vincent Solutions to Bullying December 11, 2013 ...
The California School Resource Officers’ Association (CSROA) can provide site-based trainings throughout the State. CSROA trainers are employed full time by schools, law enforcement or probation. The trainers have developed and implemented recognized strategies to make schools safer and have conducted trainings on strategies throughout the nation. Trainings have been rated by attendees on average at 4.7 out of a possible 5.0. The trainings are very cost effective but are based on the availability of the trainers. For more information on scheduling training or technical assistance please contact Wayne Sakamoto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gangs and Hate Groups: Trends Issues and Strategies
Gangs and hate motivated behaviors in schools have become national issues. Gangs and hate groups are directly tied to bullying and harassment, narcotics use and trafficking, fights and aggression, higher behavior referrals, assaults on school teachers and school staff, lower attendance and lower test scores. This training will provide participants with information on national trends. The session will include early warning signs that will allow educators, community agencies and parents to quickly recognize potential involvement with gangs and hate groups. Sound strategies for documentation, school-based prevention, intervention and suppression will be provided. Topics will include assessing your school, development of policies and administrative regulations, identifying your players and capacity building for your school. Whole school approaches and classroom strategies will be discussed. This session is applicable to schools that are focusing on proactive and preventative strategies to schools that have entrenched gangs and hate groups. Participants will be able to go back to their school sites and begin to implement appropriate research-based approaches.
Reducing Hate Motivated Behaviors
As schools become more diverse, hate and separatism can grow unless strong school-based strategies are in place. Some school campuses mirror prison yards during lunch with ethnic or similar groups clicking together at different areas around the school. Racial epithets can be heard frequently without adult intervention. Focus groups with students indicate that racial divisions are extremely high and common in secondary schools. Some elementary schools are now dealing with the beginning of the development of bigoted behaviors. This session will increase the awareness of how hate develops and grows to acts of violence. Participants will be able to recognize early warning signs, document behaviors and determine whether a hate incident or hate crime has occurred. Research-based programs and efforts to reduce hate motivated behaviors and increase the development of positive culture will be thoroughly covered. Attendees will be able to implement strategies for the whole school and classroom.
Bullying: A Focus on Strategies
Approximately thirty percent of students report bullying on school campuses. Research has shown the negative impact that bullying has on attendance, academics, school attachment and increase violence. This session is designed to assist schools with developing a comprehensive school-wide and classroom strategy to reduce bullying, harassment and victimization. Participants will learn solid research-based strategies including: assessing bullying at the school site, developing strong policies and protocols, how to document bullying, training staff without staff development days, parent awareness and involvement, youth involvement, prevention strategies, intervention approaches and measuring your success. Attendees will be provided with a workbook to assist in further planning and implementation.
Reducing Youth Violence
Reports about youth violence, aggression, fighting and defiance are now common at the primary grade levels. Secondary schools are now seeing uncontrollable rage, anger and severe fighting. Threats against teachers have become almost common place in some areas. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how and why violent and aggressive tendencies develop. Topics will include: early warning signs of potential violence, de-escalation techniques for educators, how to safely intervene in student fights, weapon awareness, gaining control over the school/classroom, building school/classroom culture, parent involvement and youth leadership development. Attendees will be able to immediately implement strategies at their school sites.
Drug Trends: The Impact on School Culture
Drug use is common among youth, regardless of grade level. In the “big picture” of drugs it’s all about money, gangs, and violence. The smaller picture of drugs is about youth, violence, safe schools and effective site schools plans. Participants will gain awareness and knowledge of youth drug trends and the bigger picture of the role of drugs in our society. Current information and research on prevention, intervention, and treatment will be addressed as it relates to a comprehensive safe schools plan. Participants will leave with the foundation of a plan that will meet the requirements of a comprehensive safe schools plan pursuant to Ed. Code 32280. This workshop series is excellent for teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators, school nurses, law enforcement, probation officers, school resource officers, community groups and agencies, after-school staff, and parents.