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SafeAware© Everyday School Safety

Everything school staff members need to know about school climate, emergency response and the prevention of suicide and violence

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It’s a fact that our schools must focus significant time and energy on physical safety hazards, drills, crisis response plans, student fighting, gangs, and suicide prevention.

It’s also a tragic reality that violence, sometimes fatal, is an increasingly common sight in our nation’s schools. When these incidents occur, they tend to be unexpected. Sadly, that also means the strategies required to prevent them or greatly lessen their impact, are often not in place.

This means pre-emptive risk prevention is absolutely critical.

The Everyday School Safety course will provide you with the information you need, to greatly reduce the risk to your students. You need to ensure an optimal level of safety, with every staff member knowing how to keep your students safe. And that’s exactly what this course will show you.

Greater flexibility and lower priced.

We know budgets are tight and that it can be difficult to have key people attending the same course at the same time. That’s why we developed the perfect solution for you. It’s now easier and more cost-effective for you to get this essential training than ever before.

Here’s why.

By embracing online training technology, we’re able to provide you with the exact same training online, that you’d receive if industry expert, Suzanne Sibole, visited you on-site.

The benefits to you are huge.

  • Your team will be able to be trained at the times and dates that work best for you.
  • The fee is a fraction of what you’d pay, if Suzanne trained your staff on site.

Here are the key areas in which your team will be trained:

  • Everyday school safety measures
  • Physical security
  • Reducing risk through prevention
  • The critical role of school climate
  • Suicide prevention and warning signs
  • Observable warning signs of violence
  • Referral procedures
  • Why students fail to report concerns
  • Introduction to threat assessment

To enroll in the Everyday School Safety course, simply scroll down and click the Enroll in Course button.

Your Instructor

Suzanne Sibole
Suzanne Sibole

As the founder of Youth Risk Prevention Specialists and creator of the SafeAware© program. Suzanne works with school districts nationwide to significantly increase their levels of safety. With the complete SafeAware© program, schools receive step-by-step assistance with the implementation of everyday school safety measures, development of crisis response plans, tabletop exercises and drills, understanding the warning signs of suicide and violence, and instituting reporting, referral & assessment procedures.

In addition, Suzanne helps schools put together violence threat assessment teams by training key staff members to assess individual cases and manage potential school threats. She also speaks to parents about their critical role in school safety and violence prevention.

Suzanne holds a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Counseling Psychology, and graduate certificates in Substance Abuse and Forensic Criminology.

She trained at the Gavin de Becker & Associates Advanced Threat Assessment & Management Academy and has trained with numerous school safety experts. She is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).

Accomplishments include leading a team to develop an award-winning district crisis and safety plan, receiving the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association Lighthouse Award for top safety plan in the state, and recognition by Jim Connolly of the U.K. as a "great blog" author. Her blog can be accessed here.

Suzanne is a certified trainer for both REMS (Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools) Emergency Operations Plans, and the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) from the iloveuguys Foundation).

She has worked in Wisconsin, New Mexico, and New York as a School Counselor, AODA Prevention Educator, District Safe & Drug Free Schools Coordinator, and Prevention Consultant for a statewide education service agency. For a sampling of clients she has served, click here. Suzanne is currently based in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
You will have access to the course for one full year from the date of purchase. It is a completely self-paced online course so you can decide when to start and when to finish. Of course, if your school district requires you to complete the course in a specific time frame, you will need to finish by that date.
Can I download and print the handouts?
Absolutely! As an educator myself, it's important to me that you have the information you need to do your job well. Please feel free to use the handouts in your work.
How can I train all of my staff members?
Once you have enrolled, you will receive a unique code for your staff members to access the course. You will receive periodic updates letting you know how many people have completed the course.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
If the course does not live up to your expectations or help you create a safer school, simply contact me within 14 days for a full refund.

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