Anti-Bullying Specialist Workshop
3 Day Certificate Program @ Wayne Township Learning Center
The Anti-Bullying Specialist position is a daunting one, with responsibility for leading ALL HIB investigations, writing investigation reports, and leading the School Safety/Climate Team. For many school counselors, social workers, school psychologists and others, these are unfamiliar roles far outside their training and comfort zone. This series will help prepare you for the varied challenges you may face.
Wayne Employees: FREEOut of District Employees: $350 for all 3-day in-person training
Space is limited. Register today!
Mountain View Room
1006 Hamburg Turnpike
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
ABS Day 1 - Bullying Law Update and the Role of the ABS
This session will include a review of the latest HIB case law, as well as a review of proposed regulatory changes and guidance from the USDOE and NJDOE. Participants will also learn about the critical role of the ABS in addressing school climate, and receive a model template and samples for developing meaningful action plans for School Safety/Climate teams.
ABS Day 2 - How to Investigate HIB Claims
The day of training will provide participants with practical information and skills for implementing the HIB investigation requirements in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. Participants will be presented with essential skills and information for developing and carrying out effective HIB investigation plans, including interviewing and questioning techniques and strategies for managing complex investigations. Additional topics to be addressed include related statutes, regulations and case law, due process of law, incident reporting, parent involvement, special circumstances (e.g., staff or administrators as alleged offenders), record keeping and student privacy, handling evidence, technology issues, reports of HIB off school grounds, and coordination with law enforcement officials.
ABS Day 3 - Advanced HIB Investigation Techniques
This workshop will include advanced HIB investigation techniques, including handwriting analysis, understanding body language, writing reports, and conducting interviews, with intensive use of role plays and scenarios. Participants will receive individualized feedback and suggestions for honing their skills.
*Note that the Anti-Bullying Specialist Certificate is issued by LEGAL ONE, and denotes completion of a core set of courses intended to provide a strong foundation in the essential knowledge and skills needed to operate effectively as an Anti-Bullying Specialist. Participants are also required to demonstrate a base of knowledge by completing two online courses and passing online assessments. Completion of this certificate program may also be used to satisfy all or part of your individual professional development plan or professional growth plan. This is not a certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education and is not required in order to serve as an Anti-Bullying Specialist.