To help create a more peaceful world, the mission of PeaceMaker Minnesota is to help schools be safer places, free from bullying and harassment, and to help youth learn positive relation skills like empathy, respect, cooperation and how to resolve conflicts peacefully.
PeaceMaker Minnesota Executive Director, Dan McNeil, recently became one of twelve individuals in the State of Minnesota certified as an instructor in the Bullying and Harassment Intake and Investigation Training (BHIIT) by McGrath Training Systems.
BHIIT provides schools with clear methods and procedures for identifying, investigating, intervening, recording and reporting when a student is being bullied.
“The course helps schools to meet legal requirements and offers practical tools to help prevent and neutralize the effects of bullying,” said Craig Wethington, Director, School Safety Technical Assistance Center at the Minnesota Department of Education.
The School Safety Technical Assistance Center selected the individuals for the three day instructor training led by Mary Jo McGrath, founder and CEO of McGrath Training Systems.
McGrath is an attorney with a specialty in Education Law and a lengthy career as a consultant for school districts. McGrath Training Systems, based in Santa Barbara California, is a national provider of professional development training.
McNeil will be providing at least two BHIIT trainings in the next twelve months. “This is an important development for PeaceMaker Minnesota,” said John Nelson, Chairperson of PeaceMaker Minnesota’s Board of Directors. “Providing training is now another way that we can help schools to be safer places and help kids learn positive relational skills.”
If you know of a school that could benefit from the Bullying and Harassment Intake and Investigation Training, please contact Heather Hirsch at the School Safety Technical Assistance Center, 651-582-8628.
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