Empowering Students to Excel in Today’s Trying Times
As pandemic uncertainty continues to challenge students’ mental health and overall sense of safety, school leaders must remain vigilant in identifying concerning behaviors that can result in a student harming themselves or others.
Recent surveys have shown that suicide ideation and depression resulting from prolonged isolation and fractured learning environments are rising at alarming rates among students. What can education leaders do to help students through these trying, turbulent times?
Creating safe, supportive learning environments in which everyone can reach their full potential and thrive requires facing tough challenges head-on and providing help to those students who need it most. Navigate360 is working hard to help educators in this realm by continuing to develop comprehensive products and services that create holistic cultures of safety and keep students on a safe, successful path.
Social-emotional learning solutions
Much of what keeps students safe and successful starts with practical learning. Navigate360’s social-emotional learning curriculum offers lessons focused on some of the most pressing topics students are facing, including bullying, social media, substance abuse and more. Developed under the expertise of Dr. Crystal Ladwig, Suite360 eLearning courses also include lessons for educators and parents, teaching them how to talk to students about these issues in a constructive, supportive manner.
The Suite360 curriculum is research-backed and evidence-based, with content aligned to the standards developed by the National Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). The curriculum is mapped to the grade-specific learning objectives published by various federal and state education boards.
The power of behavioral threat assessment
Maintaining secure learning environments also demands the ability to identify and assess student behaviors that may indicate the potential for harm. Navigate360’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Case Manager software offers a streamlined process for school threat assessment teams to evaluate and address concerning behavior, many times well before this behavior turns into violence. This software incorporates today’s leading threat assessment models, including Dr. Dewey Cornell’s Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) model.
Additionally, under the direction of Dr. Scott Poland, we’re developing suicide assessment training and case management tools so educators can help and support potentially suicidal students as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Uncovering student sentiment for safe, supportive schools
There’s never been a more important time to keep your finger on the pulse of your school community’s sentiment. Language analysis technology powered by artificial intelligence can scan digital conversations to uncover social media and school-owned e-mail communications that contain harmful intent. Dr. Gary Margolis used his years of experience in law enforcement and safety and security consulting to develop the Social Sentinel linguistics analysis solution, which maintains complete confidentiality while respecting all Constitutional freedoms of speech.
These days, it’s critical you take a proactive approach to helping students become all they’re meant to be so they can excel now and in the future. We’re looking forward to helping you keep your schools as safe, secure and productive as possible.
Navigate360 boldly confronts the challenges communities face by creating safe environments where everyone can thrive and focus on their true mission. Through technology, education and services, Navigate360 offers solutions spanning the full spectrum of safety — from prevention and preparation through response and recovery. Navigate360 is defining a modern approach to safety, using rapid innovation and unparalleled expertise to provide the solutions necessary to build safer tomorrows.
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