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SafeSchools Provides Free ‘Aftermath of Tragedy’ Resources to Schools
In Honor of Sandy Hook Victims, Company Helps All Educators and Students Heal
Cincinnati, OH (December 19, 2012) – SafeSchools, LLC, the leader in web-based safety and compliance programs for schools, today announced that they would provide complimentary access to their Managing the Aftermath of Tragedy courses to every school district in the U.S. and Canada.
“As news of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School reached our offices on Friday, our hearts were broken once again by another senseless school shooting,” said Brian Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, SafeSchools. “We know that every school district grieves with the Newtown community and want to help them through that process by offering our courses, free of charge.”
SafeSchools provides safety training to school districts across the U.S. and Canada, through their SafeSchools Training system. SafeSchools Training includes more than 250 online courses on important school safety topics like Bloodborne Pathogens; Bullying Prevention; Child Abuse Prevention; Diversity Awareness; Transportation Safety; and more. The Managing the Aftermath of Tragedy series includes customized courses for administrators and staff members that provide key strategies on how to respond to tragedies; information on typical childhood reactions to crises; and ways to provide care and comfort to students and staff members. The courses are written by two of SafeSchools’ expert-authors, Drs. Scott and Donna Poland.
Dr. Scott Poland is Associate Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University. He is the author of a number of books on youth suicide and school crisis response including Coping with Crisis and is a renowned consultant to schools and districts nationwide.
Dr. Donna Poland has served as a school administrator for 19 years including service as principal of three different secondary schools. She is currently Director of University Middle School in Davie, Florida.
To access the free Managing the Aftermath of Tragedy courses, please visit http://caring.safeschools.com. Click the ‘Register’ button in the blue login box to begin and then type ‘CARES’ as the Registration Key. For further information, please call SafeSchools at 800.434.0154.
To watch an overview of the SafeSchools Training System, please visit www.safeschools.com/videos.
About SafeSchools LLC
SafeSchools LLC, a subsidiary of Scenario Learning LLC, is the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for the K-14 market, including award-winning online systems for staff training, incident reporting and tracking, and MSDS management. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company serves 4,000 districts and 18 strategic partners nationwide. The company’s flagship product, SafeSchools Training, was recently honored for the third year in a row, with a prestigious education industry Top 100 Products designation by District Administration magazine.
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