This Week in School and Campus Safety

Good morning,

This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to the U.S. Dept. of Education's new resource on Guiding Principles for Creating Safe, Inclusive, Supportive, and Fair
School Climates; and promotes the upcoming classes on crisis communications, Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations, and Campus Threat Assessment & Management.

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Respectfully,

Laura Black
le-black@wiu.edu
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Guiding Principles for Creating Safe, Inclusive, Supportive, and Fair School Climates

The U.S. Department of Education recently released the resource, Guiding Principles for Creating Safe, Inclusive, Supportive, and Fair School Climates. The document includes 5 guiding principles:

  1. "Foster a sense of belonging through a positive, safe, welcoming, and inclusive school environment."
  2. "Support the social, emotional, physical, and mental health needs of all students through evidence-based strategies."
  3. "Adequately support high-quality teaching and learning by increasing educator capacity."
  4. "Recruit and retain a diverse educator workforce."
  5. "Ensure the fair administration of student discipline policies in ways that treat students with dignity and respect (including through systemwide policy and staff development and monitoring strategies)."

The document also includes resources to improve school climate and build educator capacity.
There's Still Time to Register!
Communicating Through Crisis: Navigating Critical Incidents Class on June 12th via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in partnership with Safer Schools Together, is pleased to announce the class Communicating Through Crisis: Navigating Critical Incidents is scheduled for June 12th from 9:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom. Attendees will explore effective critical incident response strategies for K-12 and higher ed administrators, as well as law enforcement. The form and scope of a critical incident can vary, but there are some key strategies you can use to effectively and quickly communicate with different audiences. For more information and to register, click here.
Last Chance to Register!
Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations in Moline, IL June 5-6

There's still time to register for the Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations class June 5-6 in Moline, IL.

This class includes:
• Why it is important NOT to disregard information given to LEO or school officials.
• What the term "Leakage" means and how we can interpret the information.
• Learn free and open source online investigative tools into social networks and App generated phone numbers.
• Learn to identify and collect cyber evidence to identify suspects.
• Learn the three-step process in investigating internet crimes.
• Learn the importance of Preservation, Exigent Circumstances, and Search Warrants.
• Learn how to obtain IP's, screen names, screen captures, and email headers.
• State laws: Terrorist Threat, Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat, Swatting, and Causing a Catastrophe.
• Suspect search warrant, arrest, interrogation, and mental health evaluation.
• Examine a successful cyber-crime case study investigation from start to finish.

Please note: attendees will need to bring either a PC laptop or a MacBook to the class. Chromebooks, tablets, and IPads will not work.

For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Session of Campus Threat Assessment and Management July 11th-12th in Chicago Heights

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Campus Threat Assessment and Management will be held July 11-12, 2023, in Chicago Heights, IL. This two-day workshop for institutions of higher education featuring Gene Deisinger, Ph.D will help participants to better understand the dynamics of targeted violence and to develop and enhance strategies for early identification, assessment, and intervention with concerning situations. For more information and to register, click here.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program www.ilschoolsafety.org
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