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Student Engagement: Building Positive Relationships to Improve School Safety Knowledge College

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An essential role of school resource officers and other school-based security professionals is providing a safe and secure environment that promotes student success. A fundamental principle in providing for this safety is developing positive student-officer engagement aimed at building relationships that support school safety through prevention and intervention, thereby reducing the need for criminal enforcement action.

In this webinar, hosted by Safer Schools, a Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP School Violence Program, participants will explore the correlation between student engagement and school safety while learning practical strategies to improve engagement, including the application of cultural intelligence and trauma-informed responses.

As a result of this Knowledge College webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the unique impact that positive relationships with students can have on overall school safety.
  • Leverage practical strategies that contribute to the creation of a safe and trusting school environment. 
  • Identify the significance of cultural intelligence to build positive connections with a diverse student population.
  • Define “adverse childhood experiences” and apply strategies for responding to youth who have experienced trauma.

Date Created: March 25, 2024