NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

ND School Safety Conference 2018

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Tabetha Rabenberg

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018

Day 1: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Day 2: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., & Day 3: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with completion July 20, 2018

Location: Liberty Middle School, 801 - 36th Avenue East, West Fargo, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50 + $30 instructor fee payable on June 21 at 4:15 session w/Dr. Rabenberg

Course Description:

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

About The Instructor

Tabetha Rabenberg

Tabetha received her Ph.D. & M.S. from Drake University her B.S. from Black Hill State University. Dr. Rabenberg has 10 years K-12 teaching + 10 years K-12 school administration experience and currently is a Principal for the Bismarck Public Schools.

**Registration Instructions:

This conference is free however requires pre-registration: http://www.ndasro.org.

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