The issue of violence in our society is
complex and no one course will be able to arm the learner
with the knowledge and skills to prevent violence in the schools.
However, it is important for employees of New York State schools
to understand that a comprehensive approach to safety and
the prevention of violence exists and that laws, policies,
procedures, educational interventions exist to help promote
safety and to intervene effectively when violence does occur.
The learner is urged to identify and review
the District Safety Plan as well as the Building Level Emergency
Response Plan of the facility where you will spend the school
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