40 Hr. Basic School Resource Officer-Rockford

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Capacity: 10 - Available: 2
Date: Monday, July 15, 2019
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
NITAB Training Room
527 Colman Center Drive
Rockford, IL 61108
Instructor: NASRO Instructors
Member's Fee: $175
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $495
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The NASRO Basic School Resource Officer Course is a forty-hour (40) block of instruction designed for law enforcement officers and school safety professionals working in an educational environment and with school administrators. The course provides tools for officers to build positive relationships with both students and staff. The course is also beneficial for educational professionals dedicated to providing a safe learning environment and provides a more in-depth understanding of the role and functions of an SRO.

 

The course emphasizes three main areas of instructions:

 Law Enforcement Function – Instruction on the differences between law enforcement when conducted inside a school environment including understanding the teen brain and de-escalation techniques.

Mentoring Students – Instruction designed to provide tools to be a positive role model for youth including informal counseling techniques.

Guest Speaking – Instruction on a variety of instructional techniques as well as classroom management tools to provide law-related education to students. Attendees will gain a solid working knowledge of the School Resource Officer concept and how to establish a lasting partnership with their schools.

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with information regarding the school resource officer concept and the skills necessary for its successful implementation.

 

Course Objectives:

• Clearly define and explain the SRO Triad concept.

• Demonstrate positive and professional communication.

• Apply the concepts of planning, prevention, and response to school safety.

 

CONTENT OUTLINE:

I.               Foundations of School-Based Law Enforcement

Goal: Students will learn the history of school-based policing and the roles and responsibilities of the SRO position.

 

Learner Objectives:

• Identify several early SRO programs and explain why they were or were not successful.

• Understand the importance of NASRO in school-based policing.

• Prepare a list of daily duties of a typical SRO.

• Identify the NASRO Triad concept and describe each component.

 

II.             Ethics and the SRO

Goal: Establish a highly ethical SRO program in order to build mutual respect and trust among the SRO, students, parents, and school staff.

 

Learner Objectives:

• Describe the need for a high standard of ethics in the role of SRO.

• Understand the ethical considerations unique to an SRO.

 

III. and IV.: The SRO as a Teacher/Guest Speaker and Effective Presentation

Goal: Fully equip the SRO to be confident in the role as a teacher/guest speaker, understand the importance of law-related education, and have proven techniques for classroom management.

 

Learner Objectives:

• Define Law- Related Education (LRE).

• Understand the learning process.

• List the components of a lesson plan.

• Demonstrate effective presentation skills.

 

V: Understanding Special Needs Students

Goal: Provide strategies for SROs to be appropriately proactive and reactive when interacting with students with disabilities.

 

Learner Objectives:

• Understand components of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

• Gain a better understanding of the discipline process for students with disabilities.

• Understand the different diagnostic disability categories.

• Demonstrate ways to communicate proactively with students with disabilities.

 

VI: The SRO as an Informal Counselor/Mentor

Goal: Provide participants with the tools to become a more effective informal counselor/mentor, and to equip SROs with strategies to foster vital, informal counseling/mentoring relationships.

 

Learner Objectives:

• Articulate a basic understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

• Develop strategies to foster informal counseling/mentoring relationships with students.

• Identify student behavior that would merit a referral to a community or professional service.

VII. Social Media and Cyber Safety

Goal: Social media apps and technology are rapidly evolving which often creates challenges and safety issues to the school environment. This block of instruction will provide tools to address incidents, criminal or noncriminal, which originate or intersect on social media.

Learner Objectives:

• Understand social media in all its forms.

• Understand the impact of social media on students.

• Gain knowledge on how to advise students and parents on social media safety.

 

VIII: Understanding the Teen Brain

Goal: Participants will gain an understanding of the complex interaction between intellectual and emotional development during the time of adolescence. This block of instructor will explain the adolescent brain: how the teen brain develops, the two types of teen brains, and traumatic influences on the teen brain.

Learner Objectives:

• Explain the differences between puberty and adolescence.

• Understand the impact of brain development on impulsive behavior as it peaks during adolescence.

• Distinguish between the "Thinking Brain" and the "Feeling Brain" as they drive adolescent behavior.

• Understand the most effective communication strategies for working with adolescents.

 

IX: Violence and Victimization: Challenges to Development

Goal: Explore victimization in childhood and adolescence, as well as the impact of trauma on development. The body’s hard-wired, biologically based, stress response (“fight or flight”) system will be explained including the role of the brain in the stress response system; the nature of traumatic stress; the impact of traumatic stress on the brain; and the behavioral and emotional effects of trauma in childhood and adolescence. The influence of victimization on interactions with SROs will be outlined, as well as best practice approaches for interactions with traumatized youth.

Learner Objectives:

• Define three types of stress.

• Understand the effects of traumatic stress on the human body.

• Identify the correlation between the ACE report and the role of the SRO.

• Identify strategies for the SRO when working with traumatized and victimized youth.

 

X: Sex Trafficking of Youth

Goal: In the role of an SRO, it is imperative that the signs of, and facts about, sex trafficking are well understood. This block of instruction will provide information and resources to assist SRO’s in their role in anti-sex trafficking efforts.

Learner Objectives:

• Define Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

• Explain why a victim centered approach to CSEC is vital.

• Understand recruitment and control of CSEC victims.

• Identify ways SROs can contribute to anti-sex trafficking efforts.

 

XI: School Law

Goal: The SRO must become a specialist in school related law. This block of instruction will provide generalized information regarding the continual legal decisions that potentially or directly impact the daily duties and responsibilities of the SRO and the school team.

 

Learner Objectives:

• Apply knowledge learned to presentations for staff and students.

• Gain insight to important court cases.

• Understand juvenile law to counterbalance the potential for liability.

 

XII: Developing and Supporting Successful Relationships with Diverse Students

Goal: This module is designed to provide awareness of biases within oneself and within others that can be a barrier to successful and trusted relationships with diverse school populations. Successful SROs build relationships by recognizing their existing biases and implementing strategies that build trust and respect. In support of the NASRO Triad, participants will explore strategies for creating, fostering, and maintaining authentic relationships with diverse communities and marginalized groups in schools.

Learner Objectives:

• Explore society’s understanding of culture and diversity to understand their impact on law enforcement and community relations.

• Examine how potential biases can impact the role of the SRO as informal counselor/mentor.

• Explore strategies to counter identified barriers to strengthen SRO and community relations.

 

XIII: Effects of Youth Trends and Drugs on the School Culture and Environment

Goal: This block of instruction will offer general knowledge about the latest drugs and youth trends that will assist an SRO in detecting safety concerns on the school campus. This block of instruction will provide tools for an SRO to stay up-to-date on the newest drugs and youth trends that are always evolving and to emphasize the impact these subcultures could have on the school setting.

Learner Objectives:

• Understand how youth trends and drugs affect the school environment.

• Recognize the importance of keeping current with youth trends in order to recognize potential issues in the school.

• Apply tools to stay current on youth trends and drugs that will affect the school environment.

 

XIV: Threat Response: Preventing Violence in School Settings

Goal: This block of instruction will guide school and law enforcement personnel in response and investigation into verbal and/or written threats of violence. With this information SROs will be able to make informed decisions regarding threats of varying degrees and understand possible ways of dealing with those who make the threats.

Learner Objectives:

• Recognize factors involved in determining the validity of a threat.

• Identify the three basic practices involved in threat assessment and safety.

• Conduct a basic threat assessment and identify possible responses.

 

XV: School Safety and Emergency Operations Plans

Goal: In order to provide a safe learning environment, schools and SROs must be prepared for numerous types of emergency situations on campus from a violent intruder to inclement weather. This block of instruction will give SROs the tools needed to become an effective member of the school safety team and develop, with a collaborative team, an Emergency Operations Plan.

Learner Objectives:

• Implement effective proactive school safety measures.

• Identify school threats and develop prevention and preparedness models based on identified threats.

• Collaborate with stakeholders on the development and implementation of an Emergency Operations Plan.

 

XVI: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Goal: This block of instruction will guide school and law enforcement personnel in identifying and understanding the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and how applying those principles to the school campus can prevent crime.

Learner Objectives:

• Understand the CPTED concept and three core principles.

• Apply CPTED principles to improving the environmental design of a school and reducing crime.

 

TEACHING METHODOLOGY / CLASS FORMAT: This course uses a combination of classroom instruction, interactive learning, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and practical scenarios. Students will be provided with a NASRO Basic Course Manual and access to website resources.

METHODS OF EVALUATION: Successful completion of course requirements will be measured by a written examination at the conclusion of the course. Students must pass the examination in order to receive a NASRO certificate.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendees will be allowed to miss no more than 10% of the total course time or a maximum of 4 hours. Any absences must be approved by the Instructor.

 

Day One

8:00 am – 9:00 am - Welcome, Introductions, Course Overview

9:00 am – 12:00 pm - Foundations of School-Based Law Enforcement

12:00 – 1:00 pm -Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm - Ethics and the SRO

3:00 – 5:00 pm- The SRO as a Teacher/Guest Speaker

Day Two

8:00 – 10:00 am - The SRO as a Teacher/Guest Speaker: Effective Presentations

10:00 am – 12:00 pm -Understanding Special Needs Students

12:00 – 1:00 pm -Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm - The SRO as an Informal Counselor/Mentor

3:00 – 5:00 pm- Social Media and Cyber Safety

Day Three

8:00 – 11:00 am - Understanding the Teen Brain

11:00 am – 12:00 pm -Violence and Victimization: Challenges to Development

12:00 – 1:00 pm -Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm -Violence and Victimization: Challenges to Development, continued

3:00 – 5:00 pm -Sex Trafficking of Youth

Day Four

8:00 am – 12:00 pm -School Law

12:00 – 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm - Developing Successful Relationships with Diverse Students

1:00 – 5:00 pm - Effects of Youth Trends and Drugs on the School Culture and Environment

Day Five

8:00 – 10:00 am - Threat Response: Preventing Violence in Schools

10:00 am – 12:00 pm -School Safety and Emergency Operations Plans

12:00 – 1:00 pm -Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm -Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

3:00 – 4:00 pm -Program Enhancements

4:00 – 5:00 pm -Course Review and Exam

(Agenda times are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.)

 

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