Conferences and Trainings

The California School Resource Officers’ Association has continued to develop, partner and provide state of the art trainings and conferences for educators, law enforcement, mental health professionals, security personnel, youth serving agencies and school board members. The conferences have always scored top marks in evaluations for relevancy, content and strategies. CSROA will provide regional conferences and one main conference. CSROA members will receive a 10% discount off for all CSROA conferences.

Conferences

Spotlight on Girls: Critical Issues, Trends and Strategies
September 20 and 21, 2018. San Diego, CA

   

Active Assailant – Implications for Schools and Law Enforcement

   

California School Resource Officers’ Association – Annual Conference

Date and Location to be determined

Trainings

Safeguarding Our Schools: Emergency Readiness in the 21st Century

Many educators have been provided with training on the Incident Command System and the Four Phases of Disaster Planning.  Law enforcement personnel and educators have implemented “active shooter” protocols.  This session goes beyond those concepts and provides sound and critical proactive steps to safeguarding schools against mass attacks. The session will focus on current lessons learned, the seven steps that schools must take to ensure safe and secure learning environments.  Threat assessment approaches, strategies and programs will be covered in detail.  Topics to be covered will include breaking the code of silence, target hardening, building a strong positive culture on the campus and law enforcement response along with other information that is relevant to ensuring school safety.  The session will focus on the needs of student assistance program staff during the recovery phase or aftermath of an attack.  The information is drawn from research and personal experience of the trainers.

Threat Assessment and Management for Schools

Schools and communities continue to face challenges from threats of violence or targeted violence. It is not uncommon for schools from the elementary level to the post-secondary level to have to deal with students, staff or community either posing a threat or making threats of suicide or against specific people or the system. This two-day training will assist schools, law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals and others to be able to identify threats, to evaluate threat levels, to investigate threats and development management plans. The training is based on current research on threat assessment, case studies of past school and community shootings and the personal experiences of the trainers. The training is a mix of lecture, group discussion and hands on application of threat assessment tools.

Mandatory Campus Security Training

This training will provide critical information, strategies and skills for Campus Security who have the responsibility for the security and protection of students, personnel, and property at school sites.  The training series (three sessions) is designed for all levels of staff, especially campus monitors, campus supervisors, campus security officers, and their immediate supervisors.  The session provides the 24 hours of training required by the Education Code Section 38001.5 for campus security/supervisors who work 20 hours or more per week.  Participants will receive valuable information that will increase their effectiveness and may reduce their district’s potential for liability. CSROA will provide a Certificate of Completion to be filed in the personnel file as documentation of successful completion of the 24 hour class and exam.

Active Shooter for Schools

While schools are still amongst the safest places for children, high profile multi-casualty shootings continue to occur. This training focuses on lessons learned from past and recent attacks from both the law enforcement and the education sides. Attendees will understand law enforcement protocols and how they address the issue. Attendees will also learn how the school can mitigate injuries and deaths through practice, model strategies and steps that can be taken before, during and after the event.

Solutions to Bullying

This session will cover critical issues facing schools when dealing with bullying, cyberbullying and harassment.  Participants will be presented with overview of how these behaviors can impact the social environment of the school, student attendance and academic performance.  Research-based prevention and intervention approaches will be presented in a “nuts and bolts” format.  Attendees will be able to follow and implement five planning steps to improve school climate, attendance and academic achievement by reducing bullying, cyberbullying, harassment and hate motivated behaviors.  This highly interactive workshop is a blend of lecture and small group discussion.  School site teams will be able to immediately begin planning and implementation at their schools.  The model presented will enable schools to build a comprehensive safe school plan pursuant to California Education Code 32280.  The session will include a legislative update including new requirements effective July 01, 2012 mandated by AB 9 and AB 1156.  The update will include compliance checklists and critical discussion on new requirements and revisions to Education Codes.  Participants will be provided with the Bullying Prevention Documentation, Assessment and Planning Guide, PowerPoint presentation and sample action plans.

Note: The model presented will support schools that are implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, PBIS and other bullying prevention and intervention approaches by building a strong systematic approach with solid classroom, whole school, counseling and administrative approaches.

Comprehensive School Safety Planning

Narrative to Follow

Emergency Readiness

Narrative to Follow

Solutions to Gangs

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 teachers and school staff, lower attendance and lower test scores.  This training will provide participants with information on national trends including the changing roles of girls in gangs.  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 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 and for schools that have entrenched gangs and hate groups.  Participants will be able to go back to their school sites and begin implementing appropriate and research-based approaches.

Basic SRO Course

The three-day certificated training will provide the new and experienced school resource officer with current information on youth risk trends including current drug trends, violence, gangs, bullying, cyberbullying, internet safety and active shooter. The class will cover current strategies for juvenile investigations and updates on juvenile law.