Va. Commission on Youth looks at role of school resource officers

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Published Date06/06/2018
Media SourceWRIC
DepartmentSchool of Education
Faculty MemberGerard Lawson
External LinkVa. Commission on Youth looks at role of school resource officers
summaryExcerpt: The second presentation was from from Virginia Tech. It covered two studies. One was called "What the Data Tell Us: Influences on Keeping Kids in the Classroom, and Out of the Courtroom." The other was titled "An Investigation of School Resource and Safety Programs, Policy and Practice in Virginia." That presentation revealed the top five areas where SROs need more training — working with students with special needs, mental health issues in childhood and adolescence, dangerous/threatening students, bullying and establishing effective working relationships with parents.