This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to an article on SROs interacting with students with autism, and provides information on the upcoming Developing Emergency Operations Plans class.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Campus Safety Magazine Releases Article on SROs Interacting with Student with Autism

Campus Safety Magazine recently released the article "Interacting with Autism: A School Resource Officer Approach" by Addison Police Sergeant Stefan Bjes. The article addresses what autism spectrum disorder looks like, how SROs should respond to students with autism, communication techniques, and other valuable information. To read the article, click here.
Developing Emergency Operations Plans K-12 101 Train-the-Trainer class on May 13th via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in collaboration with the Readiness and Emergency Management For Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, is pleased to announce a session of the Developing Emergency Operations Plans K-12 Train-the-Trainer class will be held May 13th from 9:00 am to noon, via Zoom. This training is for potential master trainers from K-12 schools and districts responsible for training site-based planning teams interested in creating, revising, or enhancing school EOPs; school staff who serve, or will serve, on their school or school district’s EOP planning team; and other interested community stakeholders, including first responders, emergency medical services personnel, law enforcement, and others. For more information and to register, click here.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program