Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

New Course Highlight: Active Shooter

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses

PublicSchoolWORKS has added two active shooter training courses to its catalog: Active Shooter Response – Lockdown, Barricade, Escape and Active Shooter Response – Lockdown, Barricade, Escape, Counter Attack.

Both courses teach employees to identify when it is safest to secure or barricade a classroom, as well as when it is appropriate to hide and/or evacuate in the event of an active shooter situation. The courses also instruct staff how to interact with law enforcement officials during and after active shooter situations so they do not hinder law enforcement efforts

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

New Course Highlight: Permissible Use of Seclusion and Restraint

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses

PublicSchoolWORKS has launched the Permissible Use of Seclusion and Restraint course to help districts meet the U.S. Department of Education’s new guidelines. Designed to address the 15 new guidelines put out by the U.S. DOE, the course trains educators how to appropriately restrain students in the event they become physically harmful to their peers, identify when physical restraint or seclusion is necessary and how to accomplish restraint or seclusion following the 15 new standards

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013

New Course Highlight: Suicide Prevention (Jason Flatt Act)

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses

As of 2012, The Jason Flatt Act has been implemented in ten states nationwide. The act mandates that educators receive suicide prevention training along with their other annual required in-service courses. The training helps educators identify the warning signs of children contemplating suicide and teaches them how to appropriately handle and report the situation

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Friday, March 8th, 2013

PSW Program Highlight: Student Bullying & Violence Prevention Program (SBVPP)

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Programs

PublicSchoolWORKS’ SBVPP is the only complete program to help school districts support students experiencing bullying, violence and other school safety issues. The program includes a Task Scheduler that auto-manages the timing, notification, tracking and completion of all associated tasks, such as period posting and distribution of anti-bullying posters, periodic or annual distribution of labels and meeting with key internal and external parties to review data. This ensures schools are in compliance with district, local, state or federal requirements.

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