School Climate Improvement Trainings

Helps staff members understand the importance of school climate, its connection to educational outcomes, and what they can do to improve it, including:

  •     Building supportive relationships with students
  •     Noticing the pervasive forms of bullying and mistreatment
  •     Intervening effectively using relational power, not positional power

The Problem

Bullying and other related behaviors undermine student achievement, are harmful to young people’s social and emotional development, and can erode staff morale. Even though there are policies and consequences designed to deter these behaviors, research has shown that these measures alone are not enough. Reducing bullying and improving school climate is best achieved by equipping all staff with a greater understanding of the complex nature of bullying and increasing skills for building strong youth-adult relationships.

The Workshop

This engaging and informative workshop will help staff and faculty members understand the nature and extent of emotional and physical violence, relational aggression and cyberbullying – and their impact on learning/academic achievement, attendance and participation in school, child/youth development, and school climate and security. The session will demonstrate ways to significantly increase the ease and effectiveness of adult interactions with students. Participants will leave equipped with better observation, relationship and intervention skills that they can immediately use to:

• identify, prevent and de-escalate student mistreatment
• be more proactive in building trust with students, inspiring them to break the “code of silence” and report potentially unsafe situations to adults
• equip and empower students to prevent and reduce bullying and violence
    
Through a series of hands-on activities, participants will learn and practice communication skills and proactive intervention strategies they can use to increase their students’ trust and willingness to talk with them. Participants will also learn about other best practices in bullying prevention and school climate improvement, including Safe School Ambassadors®, and what they can do to support it on their campus. Half-day or whole-day sessions, for one school, or multiple schools.

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For Faculty & Staff

For Administrators

The workshop yesterday with our faculty and staff was awesome! Even the veteran teachers – who were concerned they’d have to hear some of the same information that they’ve heard for years – were enthused about the day! - Rita Feild, Palmer Trinity School, Miami, FL

Call 707-823-6159 to schedule a no-cost preliminary school climate assessment

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