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Boundary Setting for School Professionals for ACIS

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St. Mary's Academy

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"Out of Bounds: Evaluating & Setting Appropriate Boundaries for School Professionals"

A Professional Development Symposium for ACIS Members' Faculty, Coaches, Administrators, and Staff

Date & Location: Friday, December 7, 2018 | St. Mary’s Academy in Englewood, CO

Registration & Tuition: $1000 for up to 5 attendees to attend any one of the four sessions. Includes pre and post-test with completion certification and risk assessment checklist. Also includes use of the National Climate and Knowledge Survey on Sexual Misconduct, Gender and Harassment for Educational Institutions with summary report. Each additional session purchased by the same school is $950. To register for more than one session or pay by check, please email Inspire@CampusOutreachServices.com.

Topics: Sexual and Cyber-Misconduct, Harassment, Professional and Personal Relationships in the Academic Setting, Communication Skills, Risk Management, Crisis Response, and Title IX

Four Sessions: Grades PK-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Boarding Schools and Overnight Care

Limited Space: Maximum of 16 teams per session, except Boarding School and Overnight Care Session (max is 10 teams).

Description: What is the difference between providing personalized attention to your students and their families vs. boundary-crossing, sexual misconduct, and harassment? How do you establish clear boundaries without seeming inaccessible? How accurate is your perception of how others view your actions and communications, both in-person and in cyber-space with peers, students and parents?

What are best practices on text messaging with students and their parents—from frequency and content to time of day and day of the week? Should you ever friend students or their parents in social networks—even if you wear the hat of both a parent and a teaching professional? Do you knock before entering a door cracked open in a hotel room on a field trip with students? Do you Facetime with students after 9pm or “Lights Out?” What should you say if a student asks your opinion about whether they look like a specific celebrity in a photo? Each of us have nearly second-nature responses to these questions, but do we need to re-calibrate our learned actions in today’s #MeToo, increasingly litigious, and more sensitive environment?

Join Katie Koestner, national student safety and wellness expert who has worked with over 5000 educational institutions around the world since her appearance on the cover of TIME Magazine at age 18, for an exploration of the nuances and the fine lines of professional boundaries with students. Ms. Koestner is the architect of federal student safety legislation, including the Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights and the Campus Security Act. She is the author of over 500 campus policies, articles, books, manuals and other publications pertaining to school sexual misconduct. She has collected data from over 100 schools about student and faculty perceptions and experiences regarding sexual misconduct and gender-based harassment.

Learn about the legal liability and potential scrutiny and second-guessing of your decisions. Grapple with your perceptions, assumptions and sensitivities through a series of participatory case studies with evaluation of your communication skills, including word choice, body language, content, and outcome with the prudence of risk management and the approachability and personalization offered in the world of independent schools.

This program is offered as a two-hour intensive, interactive professional development session with cases and content tailored to various types and levels of independent schools. Ms. Koestner brings a host of case studies from real world school situations with their harmless beginnings, intense apexes, and watershed denouements. Understand appropriate school community boundaries in residence halls, classrooms, locker rooms, cyber-space, and advisor settings. We examine the difference between joking and harassment, the difference between an informal school culture and hostile environment harassment.

Ms. Koestner provides insights on inappropriate familiarity, private relationships in public settings, sexual misconduct, exploitation, and harassment. We examine school, criminal and civil responses to these incidents. We provide additional case studies that contain technology related harassment and free speech problems. We also run through the emotional, social, psychological and physical response by victims and appropriate response protocols for school professionals. We conclude with steps to foster a community of positive relationships in the school setting and academic workplace.

Presentation Schedule with Division Levels and Session Topics

9:30-11:30am Grades 9-12

  1. Supervision on overnight trips, including clubs, sports and other over-night travel excursions
  2. Bus and personal vehicle transport musts
  3. Hugging and supportive contact with teens
  4. Gender and harassment related offenses by students: addressing and documenting
  5. Communication best practices with parents in cyber-space and in-person
  6. “Boundary Training and Policy Orientation” for parent volunteers.
  7. Background checks for volunteers
  8. Tutoring and extra support/opportunities for students—best practices
  9. Hiring students for babysitting and other small jobs—best practices
  10. Coaching and contact with students
  11. Emotional support and distress with students
  12. What is parent responsibility vs. school responsibility in healthy/wellness areas?
  13. Communication of boundaries and respect when students ask personal questions about themselves or you as a faculty/staff member
  14. Documentation of “higher risk” contacts and meetings
  15. Dress code enforcement
  16. Handling incidents of consensual and non-consensual sex and sexual activity on campus and school related/sponsors events
  17. “Out of bounds” topics for advisor-advisee relationships
  18. Identifying flirting behavior by students toward adults (including other parents)

12-2pm: Grades 6-9

  1. Supervision in locker-rooms and use of phones in locker-rooms/changing rooms
  2. Field trips and transportation/bus risk issues
  3. Hugging and supportive contact with children/pre-teens
  4. Dress code enforcement techniques and must’s
  5. Gender and harassment related name calling by students
  6. Communication best practices with parents in cyber-space and in-person
  7. “Boundary Training and Policy Orientation” for parent volunteers
  8. Background checks for volunteers
  9. Sexting and other technology issues: Jurisdiction, Discipline and Investigations
  10. Addressing consensual “sexual/romantic” contact by students at school events or on school property

2:30-4:30pm: Grades PK-5

  1. Supervision on playgrounds
  2. Field trips and transportation/bus risk issues
  3. Hugging and supportive contact with children
  4. Communication to students about boundaries and respect
  5. Gender and harassment related name calling by students
  6. Communication best practices with parents in cyber-space and in-person
  7. “Boundary Training and Policy Orientation” for parent volunteers
  8. Background checks for volunteers
  9. Creating a comfortable gender-climate for all employees when the faculty is mostly female
  10. Handling student to student touching/contact
  11. Proactive strategies to foment respectful relationships based on gender and gender-identity

5-7pm Boarding Schools and Overnight Care

  1. Residence Hall living situations
  2. Transporting students
  3. Hiring students for babysitting and other small jobs
  4. Supervision on field trips and transportation/bus risk issues
  5. Coaching and contact with students
  6. Emotional support and distress with students
  7. What is parent responsibility vs. school responsibility in healthy/wellness areas?
  8. Working with international students and various morals/values issues around relationships, respect and harassment.
  9. Communication with international parents
  10. Hugging and supportive contact with teens
  11. Communication of boundaries and respect when students ask personal questions about themselves or you as a faculty/staff member
  12. Documentation of “higher risk” contacts and meetings
  13. Gender and harassment related name calling by students
  14. Dress code enforcement
  15. Communication best practices with parents and students in cyber-space and in-person
  16. “Boundary Training and Policy Orientation” for parent volunteers.
  17. Background checks for volunteers
  18. Handling incidents of consensual and non-consensual sex and sexual activity on campus and school related/sponsors events
  19. “Out of bounds” topics for advisor-advisee relationships
  20. Identifying flirting behavior by students toward adults (including other parents)

Resource Kit The Resource Kit will be made available to each institution sending a team to at least one session as a password protected link. The link will be sent electronically to the email address you provided during your Eventbrite registration for the Institute. At this link you will find materials for further study, training webinars and curriculum guides. The link will be active for 30 days.

Naitonal Expert Presenter & Trainer

Katie Koestner - Executive Director, Campus Outreach Services

Katie Koestner is a national expert on student safety and technology issues. She has appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight and other national television programs. She is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured at over 5000 schools in North America. Her audiences have included the incoming classes at MIT, Brown University, West Point, the US Naval Academy, Amherst College, Williams College, the top 200 officers of the Department of Defense, and the American Association of School Administrators. In 2010, the US Ambassador to India invited Katie to keynote and lead a 19-day campaign in India to raise awareness about Violence Against Women. In 2011, Ms. Koestner’s Foundation, Take Back The Night, was chosen by the TV Show, The Good Wife, as their charity of choice for their Celebrity Golf Tournament. The Girl Scouts of America selected Katie, Katie Couric and a handful of others as honored women to present for their 100th Anniversary Celebration. She has assisted the US Department of Education in developing and providing programs to women in high risk communities. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was instrumental in the passage of federal student safety legislation. In 2007, Coe College awarded her an honorary doctorate for her extensive work on student safety and public service. In 2015, the US Department of State chose Katie to work with a delegation of Chinese diplomates at the United Nations on strategies to reduce sexual and relationship violence. From 2003 to 2018, Ms. Koestner has planned, directed, and presented at over 25 international, national and regional conferences on sexaul misconduct.

FAQs

What should I bring? Bring a method to take notes. No session may be recorded by any means.

Is my registration transferrable? You may change the name of the attendee as long as the replacement attend is from the same academic institution and completes the pre-test. Any changes must be made by 12noon on December 5th and notification sent to Inspire@CampusOutreachServices.com.

Parking and transportation instructions: Teams from each institution should plan to carpool because of limited parking. Each team should plan to bring no more than 2 vehicles.


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