Restorative Practices, Site ASSESS App, Updates & Trainings
January 2017 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available: www.wishschools.org/resources/newsletters.cfm
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Make Emergency Preparedness Your New Year's Resolution

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on all that you have accomplished in the past 12 months and make resolutions for the next year.
Here are new tools available to help:

SITE ASSESS-Free app from the REMS TA Center

Are you planning to check the safety of new or existing school buildings or grounds as a part of an annual safety assessment in 2018? SITE ASSESS, is a mobile iOS- and Android-based application allows school and school district personnel to walk around a school building and its grounds to conduct a comprehensive site assessment. It equips users with information and knowledge about key fundamental site assessment topics; allows users to add locale- and school-specific questions and to skip entire sections that are not applicable to their education agency; generates a customized to-do list that may be used in the short term and long term to address facility improvements; and contains relevant resources on several education facility and safety topics. Information from assessments can be used by school planning teams as they develop high-quality EOPs. Data collected from the assessment not only illuminates the potential threats and hazards that a school may face, but also aids schools in evaluating and comparing the risks and vulnerabilities associated with each threat or hazard. In turn, school planning teams can prioritize threats and hazards to address directly in the school EOP and enhance the school's overall safety and emergency preparedness.

New Fact Sheets on Key Topics in K-12 from the REMS TA Center
The REMS TA Center has many interactive and comprehensive tools to help in your planning efforts.
Lost in School Book Study
February 2018

This guided online book study is intended to provide a forum for school leaders to explore, in theory and in practice, Dr. Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving approach to challenging behavior. Over a four-week period from February 1 to February 28, participants will become familiar with, reflect upon, and critique this "enlightened, clear-cut, and practical alternative" to conventional school discipline.   Link to flyer.
Title IV, Part A Update

Title IV, Part A is a newly enacted grant for 2017-2018, known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant. Title IV-A is a flexible block grant that authorizes activities in three broad areas: access to a well-rounded education, improving school conditions for learning to ensure safe and healthy students, and improving the use of technology to improve academic achievement and digital literacy. Read More on the DPI's Webpage.

As of today the Title IV Part A application is not yet available in WISEGrants. This is the best place to check for updated information: https://dpi.wi.gov/titleiva/title-iva-application. Questions can be directed to Emily Holder, DPI Education Consultant,  emily.holder@dpi.wi.gov.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training of Trainers

March 19-23, 2018, CESA #4 West Salem


Together with the DPI, the WISH Center is holding a Youth Mental Health First Aid TOT at CESA #4 in West Salem on March 19-23, 2018. Participants must complete the application process and attend all 5 days of training.
Link to Flyer for more information.
*Graduate Credit Applied for through Viterbo University
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