While schools are the safest place for children, the threat of Adult Sexual Misconduct (ASM) in the school setting by educators, administrators, staff members, volunteers, or other members of the school community against a student is present. In order to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from ASM and suspected incidents of ASM, schools should create a comprehensive school emergency operations plan (EOP) that contains an ASM Annex. This training is intended to help prepare schools and school districts to create comprehensive policies and procedures within their EOPs for preventing and addressing ASM in schools. In order to prevent incidents or allegations of sexual misconduct, it is important for all school personnel to demonstrate appropriate behavior, and to recognize questionable behavior before an incident occurs.
This training is being presented by the REMS TA Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools.