In our often frightening and confusing world, emergency situations in schools have become more and more frequent. In times of unpredicted danger and distress, we need individuals with the training and experience to effectively handle those experiences.
By pursuing a certificate from a school safety program, you can be that person. Rather than waiting for catastrophe to strike, start thinking now about the role you can play in prevention and response.
Since Columbine occurred in 1999, there have been over 275 school shootings. Here in Connecticut, we bore witness to one of the worst school shootings in history at Sandy Hook Elementary. And while these acts are horrific, they shouldn’t overshadow the everyday reality that violent, hurtful acts can still happen with alarming regularity in schools around the state and country. With a certificate from a school safety program in CT, you’ll learn how to address issues like fighting and assault; bullying; victimization; sexual attacks; theft; robbery; classroom disorder; possession of weapons; and violent crime.
With the tools learned in the right school security training program, you can help make every child’s learning environment safe and successful. School safety and security is largely about prevention and planning ahead, meaning that school safety professionals should plan ahead, too. By pursuing comprehensive, accredited school safety training, you can pave the way to a safer, healthier learning environment for children and youth in your community.
Goodwin College now offers a 15-credit collegiate Advanced School Safety and Security Certificate, specifically designed for individuals already working in law enforcement, security, and education. You’ve made the commitment to keeping schools safe; we can help you increase your skill set with the latest knowledge and best practices related to school security training.
In just two semesters, you will be able to:
- Identify evolving threats to your school security
- Work with risk management tools to assess potential threats, security risks, and liabilities
- Develop a proactive emergency management plan including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery
- Evaluate post-crisis plans for managing media and parent communication; mental health services for first responders, victims, and families; financial implications; liability issues; and operational continuity
The need is growing for educational, law enforcement, and security professionals who can plan for emergencies before they happen — and react appropriately when they do.
To learn more about the increasing importance of school safety and security today, or about the call for educational, law enforcement, and security professionals to get involved, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can learn more by calling 800-889-3282 or visiting Goodwin.edu/protectors.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.