Responding to Racism and Targeted Hate
2-hour training session with Q&A
2-hour training session with Q&A
Our schools and districts are not immune to racism or the difficulties of diffusing tensions that have escalated at provincial/state, national, and international levels. This training gives insight on how to reach out to students to help create feelings of being valued and respected. Racism is not limited to day-to-day experiences in public or at school. This session provides participants with a deeper understanding of how to create a positive learning environment for all students.
YOU WILL LEARN:
• The three levels of racism
• The positives of discussing racism in our communities
• How to address privilege and promote equity
• Restorative Practice: Implementing a Circle Process in your classroom
• Online trends related to racism and targeted hate
• Important guided questions when unpacking crises within the school
Thank you for all the trainings you put together! Always so relevant and inspiring!
Emma Savard-Maltais, Counsellor and SWIS Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (SD93)
I have participated in numerous training sessions offered by SST and find them informative and very practical. I use many of the tools in my job to help support students, staff and families.
Liliane De Oliveira, Vice-Principal Burnaby School District
SST is making a difference and continue to invite community partners within Canada and abroad. Many points to take away from these presentations and the opportunity to share knowledge. It’s appreciated
Julie Blais, Police Officer Greater Sudbury Police Service
This opportunity afforded me the chance to think more deeply about the impact of targeted hate on the entire community, not only the individual or marginalized group. I was also able to speak with colleagues also in this session to work on creating more opportunities for restorative justice practices within our community. What better way to understand the impact of one’s actions by working with those directly impacted. Thank you!
Kat Thompson, Teacher Eagle Hill School
Nick, Scott, and Steven were great presenters and have a lot of knowledge and experience to share on targeted hate and racism amongst our youth. If you don’t think it’s happening in your schools or community, then you’re not paying enough attention. The workshop provides training in how to become more aware to these injustices and gives useful tips on how to address them in a manner that supports and educates our youth
Allie Diep, Counsellor SD43 Coquitlam
Safer Schools Together continues to provide ongoing opportunities to engage and learn through presentations and group discussions. Very much appreciated that this agency provides a platform and experts to guide discussions.
Clayton Gull, Youth Probation Officer Ministry of Children and Family Development - Youth Justice
All I can say is that my experience with Safer Schools Together has provided me with the tools to better educate my community.
Jose Calderon, Police Officer Cicero Police Department
Thank you so much for your time and your training. The presentation was very thorough and well prepared. All speakers did a great job and the presentation started with the history behind these topics that built our understanding. Thank you for building our capacity in creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment at school for our students, staff and community members.
Megan Ankrom, Principal SD54 Fairview Elementary School
This training was thought-provoking. The respectful, hopeful tone gives the courage to lean into specific actions. The restorative justice approach allows everyone to learn, grow, and thrive. While confronting some harsh realities, I still left feeling great hope for what a well thought out plan and caring educators can do.
Ellen Webb O’Brien, Supervising Fellow, Literacy Specialist Fraser Academy
This was my second online course with SST. Their instructors are very knowledgeable, and provide courses that are useful, especially for SROs. I would recommend their courses to any SRO!
Cst. Brent Bohrn, Constable Medicine Hat Police Service
I really appreciated a safe space to listen and ask my questions. The examples and stories shared were timely, relevant and helped me to see what appropriate responses could be. This session has made me a bit more confident moving forward.
Kim Iszak, Principal Ottawa Catholic School Board
Safer Schools Together put on a thoughtful, concise, and supportive training opportunity asking everyone involved to respond to incidents roundly and with care and compassion. The information shared was helpful in that it was both general enough and supported with enough specifics that allow participants to hold on to the pieces. The trainers and co-host were personable and approachable, authentically engaged and well grounded in both theory and practice.
Amanda Wardrop, Teacher Vancouver School Board
The instructors were informative and engaging and the content was meaningful. The session has helped me think about my own practice and developing strategies to build restorative justice responses.
Ryan Hurley, Specialist in Diversity & Inclusion Calgary Board of Education
Following the training, I feel much more informed about experiences my students might be having and gained practical approaches to dealing with race-based hate. Safer Schools Together shared tools that my students can use, and strategies that I am already implementing in my planning for the year. I will definitely be taking more of their workshops – they are affordable, relevant, and hugely informative.
Gillian Ani, Associate Director of Residential Life St. George's School
Safer Schools Together truly paint an accurate picture of the challenges our youth need to fight against every day in our schools and online. We have lots of work to do and SST seems to be an amazing resource to contact and a wealth of knowledge. Amazing presentation!
France de la Rochelle, Principal Wilder Penfield
Your message is one we all need. I think it is even more important for those of us who don’t have the shared experience of those who experience racism.
Elizabeth Teasdale, Coordinator of Family Schools Strait Regional Centre for Education
I loved the workshop that I attended on the Restorative Response to Racism. It was important for understanding the historical context, comprehending how world events have a direct impact on your community despite being far away, and acquiring ideas to take back to our school district.
Lindsay Fagan, Director of Catholic Education Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools
I really enjoyed participating in this training as it portrayed the different ways in which students are exposed and impacted by racism within an educational environment. I was particularly interested by the ways in which social media can trigger students and why we cannot simply ban a specific app to avoid this. Overall, the presentation was incredibly organized and well-explained; it is evident a lot of time and thought was put into this training seminar and I truly appreciate it! Thank you!
Azita Bagheral, Settlement Worker Burnaby School District
Thank you for the enlightening webinar. The presenters were engaging and dealt with a difficult topic very well. Their message was highly relevant, and I appreciated the tools that I could walk away with and implement with my students. Please keep up the good work!
Mercedes Hayduk, Manager: International Student Programs SD 72 - Campbell River
SST has again exceeded my expectations – thoroughly relevant, engaging and leaves me feeling simultaneously challenged to do the hard work and hopeful for the future. I really appreciate the conciseness of the training and the online availability.
Jennifer Kennedy, Vice Principal SD 47 - Powell River
I am grateful for the training and support that we have received from Safer Schools Together. They are integral to the work we do in supporting students’ well-being and maintaining a safer learning environment.
Jackie Borosa, Safe School Coordinator Nisga'a School District
SST’s clear, practical, and research-based approaches are a refreshing change from the ideological lectures that many recent workshops have offered. Thank you for respecting our time together and delivering quality resources that I can apply to my practice tomorrow.
Heather Counsell, Vice Principal Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Thank you very much for reminding me that we need to have those uncomfortable conversations with students and staff! I will be using some of the resources from today when students arrive next week.
Stacie Gruntman, Vice Principal SD 59 - Peace River South
This was an outstanding training. Everyone who works in a school should take this course!
Sarah Barham, School Resource Officer Lake in the Hills Police Department
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