School Safety for Less

School Safety for Less

 

Are you thinking of making improvements to your school’s safety?

I want to let you in on a way to improve your school safety for less.

For the next few months, my loyal readers and followers can engage any of my services at prices that haven’t changed since 2012. That’s right – until the end of the fiscal year (June 30), I will honor my old prices for any booking or project that comes to completion by October 31. This gives you nearly 3 months to book, and over 6 months to host a training, purchase an online course for your staff, obtain a threat assessment consultation, or update your school safety plan.

As a lifelong educator dedicated to making schools better places for students to learn, and for staff members to thrive, I have always made sure that my services fit with schools’ tight budgets. Since founding Youth Risk Prevention Specialists 6 years ago, I have sought to provide outstanding school safety services at an affordable price and I have never raised prices. We all know that inflation is one of life’s certainties, and in order to continue doing this important work, I must make a few changes.

As violence threat assessment finally begins to get the recognition it deserves. I expect a surge in schools seeking this type of training. I have been doing this work for many years, and have obtained the education and experience necessary to provide the most current, research-based training and assistance to schools setting up threat assessment teams. There are many large safety companies that focus on a particular product or safety niche and I am concerned that they will develop “pop-up” threat assessment training services to complement their products or services. Even without adequate training or expertise in this area, they will likely get a lot of takers. Why? Because they have thousands of dollars to invest in advertising. A very small business like Youth Risk Prevention Specialists does not.

What I do provide is experience, knowledge, over-the-top service and customization to make sure you get exactly what you need to improve your school’s safety. I’ve worked nationwide with schools, organizations and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on projects that increased the safety of schools, workplaces and faith-based entities. I’m an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Association (ATAP) and have been on the front lines of implementing violence threat assessment as a preventive practice in schools.

If you’d like to learn more about what Youth Risk Prevention Specialists can do to help make your school safer, simply click here for service descriptions and training outlines, or here to contact me with your specific needs. I’m happy to provide more information or answer any questions you may have.

 

 

You Won’t Want to Miss This

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There are just a few days left to take advantage of special introductory pricing on the Everyday School Safety online training course for all school staff members. I’ve taken the training I provide for schools across the country, and adapted it to an online format that saves you time and money.

This is truly the most efficient, cost-effective way to train your entire staff. 

The training covers 7 key areas of school safety, providing a solid safety foundation for each and every staff member.

Testimonials:

“Wow, this was a quality course! It would be great if our entire school staff could complete this.” – Sharon J., School Social Worker, Pennsylvania

“The course was informative, very refreshingly easy to navigate and overall a top quality presentation. I was impressed with the quality of information…. Oh, and I loved the handouts.” – Michelle T., Community Member, New Mexico

Online Course FAQs:

How long will I have to complete the course?

You will have 1 full year from the date of enrollment to complete or revisit the course. However, you can easily complete it in 90 minutes. The handouts are downloadable, and yours to keep.

For whom is this course appropriate?

This course is appropriate for everyone who works in your school – teachers, custodians, paraprofessionals, substitutes, food service staff, front office and clerical staff, coaches, student services staff and administrators.

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.

Click here to view the course curriculum. If you enroll before midnight on Friday, September 30, you can take advantage of an amazingly low introductory price.

Discounted spots are limited, so don’t wait!
If you know someone who could benefit from this information, please feel free to share. He/she will need to click on the links in this email to get the special offer.

Special School Safety Opportunity

The school year has started, at very different times across the country. In Albuquerque, where I live, students were back in school on August 11. For many in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the country, the starting bell rang after Labor Day.

This means that many school administrators, student services staff and teachers missed special launch pricing on the Everyday School Safety online training.

I’m going to fix that.

I’m excited to offer an extraordinary price cut on the Individual Plan of this critical safety training. The reason for this, is that I want to make is really easy for you to take a look at the course and decide whether it’s something that could benefit your entire staff.

The first 100 people to enroll in the Everyday School Safety course Individual Plan before September 30 will be able to purchase a full year’s access to the course for just $5.00.

That’s right!

Just $5.00 for a comprehensive, research-based school safety course delivered on your schedule.

The course covers physical safety, school climate, drills, safety plans, suicide prevention, student fights, violence warning signs and an introduction to violence threat assessment. This is the same training I deliver on-site to schools across the country.

Get your $5.00 course by clicking here before September 30 (and before you lose your spot as one of the first 100).

Stay safe!

Don’t be left behind…

School Safety Course

The SafeAware© Everyday School Safety course is taking off!

A few early birds have already completed the course.

I’m betting you have a few questions so I’ll do my best to provide answers.

How long will I have to complete the course?

You will have 1 full year from the date of enrollment to complete or revisit the course. However, you can easily complete it in under 2 hours.

For whom is this course appropriate?

This course is appropriate for everyone who works in your school – teachers, custodians, paraprofessionals, substitutes, food service staff, front office and clerical staff, coaches, student services staff and administrators.

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.

“Wow, this was a quality course! It would be great if our entire school staff could complete this.” – Sharon J., School Social Worker, Pennsylvania

How do I enroll my entire staff in this course?

When you visit the enrollment page, you will see 4 options: the individual plan and 3 group plans of varying sizes. Simply register for the plan that fits your needs. If it’s a group plan, you will receive vouchers for each person in your organization to access the course with their unique individual codes.

How will I make sure all of my staff members have completed the course?

Each person will need to register for the course using his or her individual email address. I will monitor progress and keep you informed about completion rates. Each person registered will have access to the course for 1 full year, but if you provide a completion date of your choosing, I will issue reminders to keep your staff members on track.

“I wasn’t sure what I expected to learn or discover but was excited about the opportunity to gain some safety tips and wasn’t disappointed. The course was informative, very refreshingly easy to navigate and overall a top quality presentation. I was impressed with the quality of information, not too technical, not understated.  Just the facts!  I like that. The quality of the speaker’s voice, speech pattern, language and mannerisms encouraged my participation. The size font of the reading material was easy on the eyes and made for great visual pointers for those of us with the photographic memory. Oh, and I loved the handouts.” – Michelle T., Community Member, New Mexico

If you’re ready to bring this training to your school, simply click on your preferred plan below to enroll now. Early-bird savings will expire on August 25, so don’t delay.

Individual 

Small Group (25-50)

Medium Group (51-100)

Large Group (101+)

Additional courses will be added soon. If you’d like to get early-bird notification and pricing when new courses are launched, simply enter your email address here.

Just in Time for Back-to-School

A couple of weeks ago, I posed some questions of my readers that started with the words What if…

What if quality school safety training could be available to all of your staff members (bus drivers, food service staff, substitutes, paraprofessionals, teachers, custodians) without having to pull them away from their responsibilities, ask them to work extra hours, or pay overtime wages.

What if making your school safer were as simple as investing an hour at your convenience to access the very same training content provided to school districts across the country, at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for an on-site training?

We are very close to making this a reality, just in time for back-to-school.  I will keep you posted over the next few days.

To get started now for free, enroll in my Increase Your School’s Safety in 5 Easy Steps online course.

What If….

What if..

What if you could access quality school safety training without having to be away from your core responsibilities for an entire day, or even for a few hours, returning to a heavy load of email and crises that occurred in your absence?

What if you could access quality school safety training for all of your staff members (bus drivers, food service staff, substitutes, paraprofessionals, teachers, custodians) without having to pull them away from their responsibilities, ask them to work extra hours, or pay overtime wages?

What if you didn’t have to pay a trainer to fly across the country, stay in a hotel, rent a car, and present for an hour or two to train your staff?

What if you could access school safety training content and printable materials as often as you wish for a full year?

What if making your school safer were as simple as investing an hour at your convenience to access the very same training content provided to school districts across the country?

Would this convenient, valuable service be appealing to you?

I’m excited to offer you the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to significantly improve your school’s safety by covering all of the aspects that will allow you to sleep better at night.

Using one of the worlds’ most secure and user-friendly portals, you can now train your entire staff on your schedule. Thanks to the latest technology, I can do this at a fraction of the cost of in-person training. This digital technology allows me to pass on tremendous savings to you.

The online course, Everyday School Safety, will be open for registration soon, and you’ll be among the first to receive complete registration details. If you’d like to know more before then, you can contact me here.

Exciting Development in School Safety Training

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Imagine that there is a way for you to receive top quality safety training for your staff that will save you time and money.  If you could train all of your school staff members – teachers, custodians, bus drivers, food service staff, para-professionals, and substitutes – in a way that won’t eat into much of your budget or your school day, would you want to know more?

I would, and I’m betting that you would, too.

Having worked in schools for most of my career, I know that high quality services that won’t break the budget are a must, and I’ve figured out a way to provide this for you.

Don’t worry, I’ll be in touch with you over the coming weeks to provide additional details.

Until then, if you’re working on school safety this summer, you may find these resources to be useful in your work:

School Safety Glossary

Free Online School Safety Course

Recommended Reading on School Safety

Have a safe summer!

5 things you must know before hiring your next school safety specialist

5 things you must know

The decision to hire a school safety specialist to assess your school district’s safety and provide training for your staff is a daunting one. How can you be sure that the “expert” you hire is truly an expert? Does the person’s training and experience match up with your district’s needs?

Here are 5 things you must know before hiring your next school safety specialist:

  1. Does the school safety specialist understand how schools function? Has he or she ever worked in schools? Schools operate much differently than law enforcement and the corporate world. There are different constraints on time and budget, and specific mandates to be met. Students are present during most workdays, allowing for limited professional development opportunities. There may be union regulations that dictate how many hours your staff is available for meetings and training. It’s important to hire someone who understands these things and is willing to work creatively with you to meet your school district’s needs.
  2. Does the school safety specialist have the qualifications to do the work? Did you know that consulting is a woefully unregulated profession? Someone can read books and visit websites for content, and call him or herself a consultant. Be sure you check for education and other qualifications before committing to hire your next consultant.
  3. Does the school safety specialist provide a one-shot training or does he/she provide follow up consultation and guidance to make sure your staff truly understands concepts and knows how to implement them? Is the consultant available for assistance and questions after the training or site visit has been completed? Are these services included with training fees, or will you hesitate to call for assistance because you’ll have to pay more for them?
  4. Is the school safety specialist willing to provide references? Speaking with prior clients is the best way to assess the services the specialist provides. Does the person you are considering happily provide this option and encourage you to check up on him or her?
  5. Does the school safety specialist differentiate him or herself from others in the field in a way that is meaningful? It can be difficult to sort through all of the consultants, trainers and school safety specialists as many offer the same or similar services. Does the person you’re considering provide something that sets him or her apart from the others? It can even be something small like value packaging or creative funding options, but this difference should provide value for you, and make your job easier.

If you’d like to hire someone who has excelled in every one of these areas and can help you effectively increase your school’s level of safety, we should have a chat. Simply contact me by phone or email to discuss your needs and the ways in which I can help:  505-313-1092 suzanne.sibole@youthriskpreventionspecialists.com.

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