Benefits of Taking the School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop Online
How safe are schools around the world? That’s a question that a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund helps answer, and it suggests that schools could and should be much safer. The report states that a staggering 50% of 13- to 15-year-old students worldwide – which is approx. 150 million — have said they experience school violence. These include things such as physical fights or forms of bullying, from their peers in and around school. In addition, the report notes that students experience other forms of violence at school, such as attacks on classrooms or physical punishment by teachers. With an increase occurrence of school violence in recent years, it is more important now than ever to be watchful and to know the warning signs.
Does School Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Really Help?
“Research shows that prevention efforts – by teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and even students – can reduce violence and improve the overall school environment. No one factor in isolation causes school violence, so stopping school violence involves using multiple prevention strategies that address the many individual, relationship, community, and societal factors that influence the likelihood of violence. Prevention efforts should ultimately reduce risk factors and promote protective factors at these multiple levels of influence… Public health approaches focus on preventing violence before it starts and have been shown to effectively reduce school and youth violence. This known effectiveness stands in contrast to commonly used prevention strategies, such as metal detectors and other security measures, for which there is insufficient data to determine their benefits and some evidence to suggest that they may negatively impact students’ perceptions of safety. Public health offers knowledge and experience in preventing school violence that can significantly enhance approaches to end school violence” (CDC).
Why Take the Training Online?
There are a number of benefits you can enjoy from taking the training course online:
- Convenience of taking the course whenever you are able to on your time scheduled
- Ability to break the course into smaller sessions that fit in your available times
- You can review the material again and again before taking the final test
- The course can be accessed from anywhere that has internet access
- It is delivered in a clear and concise format that is easy to read and understand
- There are self-test sections to help ensure you understand the material
- You get verification certificates automatically sent to you when you’re done
Sign up today and take the School Violence Prevention and Intervention Training course online! It is quick and easy to enroll and you will be better prepared to help keep children safe at school when you are done! It is a win-win situation so get started now!