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Isabel at the launch of Westchester County's "Safer Communities" initiative
Photo credit: Westchester County Executive’s Office
We provide DASA workshops for:
- Teachers and teaching assistants
- School Psychologists
- Social Workers
- School administrators
This 6 hour interactive training includes regulations, definitions and policies; warning signs and developmental guideposts for violence/bullying prevention and early intervention; integration of social skills for students; planning for a positive school climate; case studies for illustration and reinforcement. Workshops can be customized to meet the needs of your staff.
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INVESTIGATING AND RESOLVING COMPLAINTS UNDER DASA
This program is for individuals assigned to investigate and resolve DASA complaints, as well as §504 and Title IX Compliance Officers. Following a brief overview of the legal obligations of school districts to comply with DASA and to avoid liabilities under federal civil rights laws, we will identify the specific processes, policies and procedures necessary to ensure compliance. The use of simulated case studies derived from court cases and finding of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education will guide participants in procedures: screening and responding to complaints, investigation, fact findings and resolution. Using a team problem solving process, we will focus on developing appropriate follow up and action plans to protect students, to maintain a safe and supportive school climate, and to comply with state and federal laws. Whether you are a novice or a highly experienced investigator, this program is designed to develop and/or enhance your investigatory skills. With sample policies, checklists and tools to guide the process, you will leave this session with a roadmap to facilitate your investigations and to implement critical follow up activities.
DIGNITY ACT COORDINATOR TRAINING
This interactive workshop prepares professionals for the state-mandated roles and
responsibilities of Dignity Act Coordinator. Using the highly acclaimed Essential Guide for Dignity Act Coordinators (Burk/Norlander), we look at the letter and spirit of the law and its amendments since July, 2012. A collection of sample forms and documents enhances the training, which includes codes and policies; definitions; prevention and early intervention; reporting mandates; distinguishing and characterizing incidents and issues; safety plans for the target and the alleged harasser; interview techniques; formulating action plans to eliminate hostile environment; and measuring/improving school climate. Case studies and real life situations round out the day. Refresher/updates also available. View sample page from this workshop.
STAFF TRAINING / PARENT WORKSHOPS
Need training on other topics? The Health Network provides engaging and informative workshops about drug prevention; inhalant abuse; synthetic marijuana; OTCs and herbals; youth drug trends; prescription drug abuse; school drug testing and more.