DPI Spring Updates, WISH Survey Results, Interact for Internet Safety, 
New School Safety Resources   & Training Available
April 2019 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available: www.wishschools.org/resources/newsletters.cfm
DPI Spring Updates

Grants Due:
  • AODA Grants Due April 19-Read More
  • School-based Mental Health Services Grants Due May 1-Read More
Spring Updates from DPI Student Services Team: Read Here

New DPI Grant Inventory Available:
The DPI has created a webpage designed to be a guide for potential applicants to the competitive grant applications available through DPI. The site will serve as a venue to sort potential grant opportunities by key words, due dates, and title. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the websites associated with the specific grant opportunity for additional information. The listing of competitive grants is available here:  https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/competitive-grant-inventory
Thank you to all 846 of you who provided feedback to us!
We are using these results to plan our 2019-2020 training calendar.
Internet Safety Resources for Parents AND Teens

The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Department of Public Instruction is teaming up to keep families safe online.  The departments have launched a program called "Interact!" that will give parents resources to have conversations with their children about internet safety. 

Interact is an online, interactive e-course created for parents and guardians to complete with their children with the goal of sparking basic online safety discussions in the home. This 30-minute module provides parents with the opportunity to review their own tech use to set a good example; interactive activities to complete alongside their children, and follow-up resources and activities to keep the discussions going. 

Wisconsin School Safety Guidelines and Resources 

2017 Wisconsin Act 143 required the Office of School Safety to provide best practice guidance to schools around the state. This School Threat Assessment Protocol, Overview, and Form should be applied as an early intervention tool to assist students exhibiting concerning behaviors.

The Office of School Safety has also published the Comprehensive School Security Framework. This guide introduces and summarizes the school security practices and procedures recommended to all Wisconsin schools.

Note: Schools are NOT mandated to implement the policies laid out in the documents. They are being made available as resources and best practices that school officials can consider.

We are busy planning for 2019-2020. Additions and updates will posted on our training calendar.

June 2019
Event
Location
June 3-28
Online
June 12-13
CESA #7, Green Bay
June 18 Growing School Mental Health Summit 
Sponsored by the Coalition for Expanding School Based Mental Health in Wisconsin in partnership with the WI Department of Public Instruction
Holiday Inn Stevens Point
June 19-20 DPI SEL Learning Symposium Holiday Inn, Stevens Point 

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