Behavioral Risk Training

Teams attending this training will be able to identify, investigate, assess and manage risks and potential dangerous behavior in school. Participants will address building a team, team roles, incorporation into the district crisis plan, policies, school and community engagement, procedures and case management. Following the one day training, teams will be prepared to implement the Missouri Model upon return to their school district.

 Available to ALL Missouri schools and colleges at NO COST.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2018-YS-BX-0097 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office.  Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

This training is offered on any day of the week to meet your needs through September 30, 2021.  Contact Amy at kiso@mosba.org or 573-638-7501, ext. 413 to schedule your training or for additional information.


Behavioral Risk Assessment Training

Behavioral Risk Assessment training for all staff to further support the team in efforts to keep our schools safe. This 1 to 2 hour training is for those who do not require certification and yet are in a position to use the information to assist the team to keep our schools safe. This training is for schools who have Behavioral Risk Assessment Teams trained in the 8-hour Missouri training. Each staff member is a part of the puzzle to keep our schools safe. Contact Amy at kiso@mosba.org or 573-638-7501, ext. 413 to schedule your training or for additional information.

Upcoming Trainings:

November 25, 2019
7:00am – 5:00pm
Three Rivers College
2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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December 9, 2019
7:00am – 5:00pm
Drury University, Room 103
204 W. Spruce St.
Houston, MO 65483
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Crossing the Line: When Educators become Predators:

Too often the news headlines carry the story of a teacher having sexual relations with their student. If we do not bring child sexual abuse into the open, how can we hope to protect those we love most, our children.  Research for this program included interviewing six former Missouri teachers who are either in prison or on parole. Two teachers have consented to be videotaped and participants will hear their stories first hand.  A survivor has agreed to tell her story and has agreed to let us videotape her story.

Available to ALL Missouri schools and colleges at NO COST for a limited time. To schedule this training, contact Gary at moore@mosba.org or 573-638-7501, ext. 415.


Refresher Training: The Board’s Role in Preventing Student Sexual Abuse

This session will discuss sexual misconduct in the school environment based on research conducted by MSBA Center for Education Safety; identify common grooming behaviors and patterns of abuse; and highlight sample policies and good board practices to prevent abuse of students and appropriately address misconduct. Interactive activities using real scenarios will be included. Board members will earn strand credit. This session satisfies the “refresher” training requirement for three years if there is no break in service.

Registration Fee: $75

October 17, 2019, 6pm – 9pm – St. Louis Special School District. 12110 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO

November 14, 2019, 6pm – 9pm – Kraft Administrative Center. 1359 E St Louis St., Springfield, MO

January 24, 2020, 6pm – 9pm – MSBA. 2100 I-70 Drive SW., Columbia, MO

March 5, 2020, 6pm – 9pm – MSBA. 2100 I-70 Drive SW., Columbia, MO


Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

YMHFA offered through the CES is intended for school personnel to further help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. The 8 hour course reviews typical adolescent development, introduces common challenges for youth, and teaches a 5-step action plan for assisting youth. This training is available by request at your location and participant manuals are included. Contact Amy at kiso@mosba.org or 573-638-7501, ext. 413.

Available to ALL Missouri schools and colleges at NO COST.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2018-YS-BX-0097 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office.  Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mental Health: Tips & Tools for School Staff

This training for all staff to gain a better understanding of typical youth development and challenges they face. This 1 to 2 hour training is for those who do not require certification and yet are in a position to use the information to assist and support students which leads to safe schools. This training includes a section on suicide from recognition of signs to a plan to prevent suicide attempts. Each staff member is a part of the puzzle to keep our schools safe. Contact Amy at kiso@mosba.org or 573-638-7501, ext. 413 to schedule your training or for additional information.


Comprehensive School Safety Assessments

This program identifies gaps in safety and provides recommendations to assist the district in prioritizing safety initiatives. Safety assessments support the school district in identifying exposures and risk, while also suggesting possible “reasonable measures” to make your schools safer.

CES will provide information on Comprehensive Safety Assessments including resources and information on providers.

School Safety Related Training Programs

MSBA’s CES has developed a number of safety related school training programs including Emergency Operations Planning, Active Shooter, Active Shooter School Bus, Office Key to Safety, Crossing the Line, De-escalation, Student Radicalization, and more. If you have a training request or need, please contact CES, and the staff will work to meet your needs.

Missouri Alert Network (MAN)

The Missouri Alert Network (MAN) provides rapid notification to Missouri’s schools in the event of a statewide emergency or other situation that might endanger the security of Missouri students. The Network allows state officials to contact local schools within minutes of an emergency through an appropriate voice, text, or email message. Read more and enroll additional district staff here.

School Safety Weekly Update

CES publishes a weekly newsletter to update school safety professionals on the latest best practices, trends, threats, and resources.  Request the newsletter.

Emergency Operations Planning

Each school day, Missouri k-12 schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately one million elementary and secondary school students in public and private schools. Families and communities expect schools to keep their children and youths safe from threats (human-caused emergencies such as crime and violence) and hazards (natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and accidents). In collaboration with their local government and community partners, schools can take steps to plan for these potential emergencies through the creation of a school Emergency Operations Plan (school EOP).

Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans For Institutions of Higher Education
REMS–TA: Free EOP Evaluation Tool
CES Emergency Planning for Students with Special and Functional Needs

FIVE PREPAREDNESS MISSIONS

FEMA overview of the five mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal

Prevention:

A Parent’s Guide to Suicide Prevention
Bullying Prevention Resource Guide
DHS Active Shooter response
FEMA IS907 Active Shooter: What you can do
FBI: The School Shooter: A THREAT ASSESSMENT PERSPECTIVE
The Bomb Threat Challenge, FBI Bomb Data Center
School Safety Info
Suicide Prevention
DESE School Safety Resources
US Department of Education Safe and Drug Free Schools Resources

Mitigation:

Stop bullying- National Program
FEMA IS907 Active Shooter: What you can do
FEMA: Emergency Management Institute School Program
Emergency Planning for Students with Functional and Special Needs
FEMA NIMS/ICS Training 
Mental Health Crisis Resources
Student Protests: Trouble or a Teachable Moment?
Substance Abuse Resources
Suicide Prevention Resources

Protection

ALICE Training
FEMA: Design Guidance for Shelters and Safe Rooms
Missouri Alert Network
National Incident Management System/REMS-TA

Response

Active Shooter: What Can You Do?
American Red Cross
DHS Active Shooter response
DisasterAssistance.gov
Emergency Communications: Incorporating National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Public Alert Radios into School Emergency

Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education
United Way 2-1-1

Recovery

How Schools can help Students recover From Traumatic Experiences
Mental Health Crisis Resources
Substance Abuse Resources
Suicide Prevention Resources

About the Center for Education Safety

Ensuring our public schools remain among the safest places for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a top priority for every school district. A safe and secure learning environment is essential for student success. However, our schools continue to face numerous safety and security issues for which they must be prepared so effective teaching and learning can take place.

The Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Center for Education Safety (CES) is the only statewide school safety organization in Missouri and is supported and operated solely by MSBA. The CES is dedicated to enhancing various aspects of emergency planning, preparedness, and safety and security in schools throughout Missouri. CES not only provides professional expertise through its staff on specific topics, it also serves as a clearinghouse for reliable school safety information and resources.

Programs and services provided by CES include:

  • Active Shooter School Bus Training
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Behavioral Risk Assessment Training
  • Crossing the Line: When Educators Become Predators
  • Emergency Operations Planning
  • Office Key to Safety
  • School Safety Legal Updates
  • Transportation Safety
  • Student Radicalization
  • And many more

The CES is guided by the following core principles:

  • Teaching and learning do not occur without a safe and secure environment for learners and those who instruct and support them. Indeed, high performance public schools are dependent upon a safe and secure environment.
  • Safety at public schools must be a community-focused effort. This requires the collaboration of federal, state, and local policymakers, those who govern and manage schools, parents as well as law enforcement, other emergency responders and organizations that support children and families.

The CES was launched on September 1, 2010 and was originally a partnership of MSBA, the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Missouri Office of Homeland Security. MSBA assumed full support of CES in 2017 when state funding for school safety was no longer available.

Highlights of the 2018 Safe Schools and Colleges Conference

Contact

Center for Education Safety
Gerry Lee, Associate Executive Director
573-638-7501
lee@mosba.org

More Resources

Arson Hotline —For Reporting
1-800-392-7766

Child Abuse or Neglect—For Reporting
1-800-392-3738

Public Health Emergency—For Reporting
1-800-392-0272

Courage to Report Missouri also known as C2RMO
1-866-748-7047

Suicide Prevention (National) Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Bully Prevention and Response

Suicide Prevention Online Training: “Ask Listen Refer”

The association hopes to bring members from all areas of safety and security together to provide a united voice on safety matters for public schools, private schools, and higher education. Learn more.

 School Safety as a Strategic Priority

John Warner of MSBA’s Center for Education Safety and Brent Ghan of MSBA were guests on a recent edition of the Issues in Education program broadcast on KTRS radio in St. Louis. The topic was School Safety as a Strategic Priority. Watch a video version of the program here.

2019 Safe School’s & Colleges Conference:

“I learned about the Safe Schools & Colleges Conference and I enrolled one of our department’s police officers and myself for the sessions. Among the sessions that I attended were the following:   Gary Moore’s – Crossing the Line:  When Educators Become Predators; Ryan Nicholls – Emergency Operations Planning for Higher Ed; and Amy Kiso’s – Prevention and Interventions:  CES STOP Violence Grant Programs. I found the instructors knowledgeable, experienced, and relevant.  Their presentations were impressive and helpful and uniquely effective for the audience of law enforcement officers, administrators, and school/campus professionals.   Several components of the materials from each of the sessions are applicable to me and our campus and I will be bringing back discussion points and ideas I picked up at the conference and gauge them to our campus climate. This conference provided another set of tools for our campus police tool belt. I just wanted to thank the Missouri School Boards’ Association and the Center for Education Safety for putting on this conference and for finding the impressive group of presenters that were secured. Security and safety for our campuses/schools (K-12 or higher education) is a team sport. We are stronger as a group, sharing concepts, ideas, failures and successes.”