Anti-Bullying Training Modules

The Anti-bullying Program provides technical assistance to Districts, utilizing best practice recommendation for prevention, to build the infrastructure necessary to identify, respond to and track bullying at the site level. The Prevention Training modules examine the problem of bullying, highlight effective intervention and prevention strategies, discuss the overlap between Federal anti-discrimination laws and California Anti-bullying laws, and provide staff with practical examples and techniques for interrupting all forms of bullying.

Summary of Anti-Bullying Training

Creating Safe Schools: How School Districts Can Accelerate Prevention

Students are bullied in schools every day, often times with severe consequences to the students. The presentation will review best practice strategies to understand, track and prevent bullying in schools. It will also provide strategies to effectively intervene when buying is observed.

Bullying and Protected Classes: Understanding the Overlap Between Federal and State Law Requirements

As school districts continue developing strategies to implement the AB 9 bullying prevention requirements, there has been increased confusion as to what is the legally required response when the bullying implicates a protected class, such as race, gender identity, disability, etc. This presentation will discuss both federal and state anti-discrimination law requirements and provide guidance and clarity regarding the response required by a district to ensure compliance with both sets of laws and to minimize the likelihood of the Office for Civil Rights finding a compliance violation. We will review sample UCP and Bullying policies that will ensure that your district is in compliance.

Creating Safe Schools: Transgender Students, Privacy and Facilities

Transgender and gender non-conforming students are bullied and harassed at staggering rates. California makes it clear that these students are entitled to the same protections as students in other protected classes, such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation. This presentation will discuss the protections transgender students are entitled to and how schools can ensure they are creating safe and welcoming educational environments for all students.

Investigating Discriminatory Harassment Complaints

School administrators are regularly expected to conduct investigations for various reasons, such as discipline, personnel issues, and harassment claims. Unfortunately, administrators rarely receive training on how to conduct effective and compliant investigation. This session will discuss the common objectives of investigations, investigative procedures specific to discriminatory harassment complaints, and review the Uniform Complaint Procedures, which governs such complaints. The participants will have an opportunity to test their knowledge by working though various scenarios.