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Course Descriptions

ND School Safety Conference 2019

EDUC 2000

To provide school safety professional development training to K-12 and higher education educators, administrators and counselors, law enforcement and campus security officers, child and adolescent behavioral health and juvenile justice professionals, emergency managers and other emergency first responders. Topics Covered: Youth opioid epidemic in North Dakota – current trends and issues for youth service providers; opioid addiction and treatment trends and options; verbal conflict resolution and de-escalation strategies for educators and youth service providers; school/youth violence awareness and prevention.


  1. Knowledge gained on current trends and patterns of opioid abuse by regional youth.
  2. Familiarization with youth opioid abuse/addiction characteristics and patterns, as well as treatment options.
  3. Skills gained to verbally de-escalate and resolve conflicts with disruptive and resistant students, while maintaining composure, professionalism and positive relationships.
  4. Gained awareness of youth/school violence causes, triggers and warning signs, as well as dangerous youth culture, gangs, cults and effective crime prevention in schools.

"School safety does not happen by accident. Crisis preparation requires intentional thought, planning, resource allocation and support. It is the very reason we exist." ND Association of School Resource Officers (NDASRO)

"I was not only impressed with the response by the school officials but also the students for recognizing an unusual and alarming situation - and immediately communicating it with their teachers." Valley City SRO S. Hagen