Charleston R-I participates in behavioral risk assessment training

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CHARLESTON, Mo. — A team from the Charleston R-I School District took part in training designed to ensure the safest possible learning environment for students and teachers. This Behavioral Risk Assessment training was conducted by staff from the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Center for Education Safety on June 18.

The training is designed to help teachers and school staff identify potential issues related to safety and prevent violence in the school setting. It includes a discussion of the elements of an effective school risk assessment program and information aimed at helping teachers and staff understand that school violence is often preventable.

“Research is clear that students are not able to learn effectively and teachers are not able to teach effectively if the environment they are in is not safe and secure,” said Center for Education Safety Consultant Amy Bledsoe. “Safety is more than a locked door or metal detectors. It includes a school climate that encourages relationship building and that leads to reporting of possible safety issues,” she adds.

MSBA’s Center for Education Safety is the only statewide organization dedicated to supporting schools in their efforts to provide the safest possible learning environment.