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Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc.

Post Office Box 2421, Kingston, NY 12402

Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc.

"Transforming the Lives of Women Who Transform their World"

SAVE Safe Schools Against Violence in Education 

Do you know the signs of youth violence? Are you an educator, administrator, nurse, social worker, school counselor or home school parent interested in learning about the signs, risk factors and positive ways to help reduce the risk of youth violence?

Developed by author, researcher, lecturer and school safety trainer Patrina Torres the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education is a life-changing professional development program engaging stakeholders and schools in community-based school safety.

Since 2018 we have trained over 270 educational professionals. Crossroad Women and Family Services in an approved provider of the SAVE School Violence Prevention Safety Training program for New York State Education Department. 

In 2018 mass school shootings, injuries and deaths were at an 

epidemic level. Parents, students, educators are overwhelmed with safety concerns. Whether campus or community gun violence is  traumatic for students, school staff, bystanders and communities. 

Students deserve feel safe in school and parents need a peace of mind. Educators are the first responders and can help students struggling access the hope and help they need. This training provides students, school staff, stakeholders, social workers, counselors, SRO's, juvenile probation officers, clergy, advocates, attorneys and other professionals with school safety tools.

During This Training Participants Will Learn: 

*How to help first-time juvenile offenders and best practices for trauma-informed juvenile crime prevention and intervention. 

*The crucial importance of identifying students struggling with substance abuse disorders and severe mental illness.

*The body, behavior and brain impact of drugs and alcohol.

*Benefits of anger management, individual and family counseling.

*Key strategies to empower and engage parents of children with specialized needs and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

*How to help students, school staff, families and communities through bereavement and grief counseling. 

*A comprehensive district-wide approach to creating a safety plan to help prevent school violence such as an emergency response, codes of conduct, teacher/principal authority, incident reporting requirements, promoting civic and character education, mental health and substance abuse awareness and prevention.

Training is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and Saturday by request.

Educators, stakeholders, parents, churches and youth groups please complete the form below to request more information. 

We look forward to serving you! Thank you! 

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