SRO1: Promoting a Safe and Supportive School Climate

Safe and supportive school environments help to promote student learning. Establishing a positive school climate is an evidence-based prevention approach to ensuring school safety and reducing student academic and behavioral problems. Designed for School Resource Officers, this course explores what a safe and supportive school environment looks like, offers strategies for reducing school violence, and suggests methods for promoting and measuring safety and supportiveness at your school. This course is the first in a six-part series titled MSP Training in School Safety and Mental Health for School Resource Officers.

In this course, you will:
  • Analyze school safety personnel’s role in ensuring a positive school climate.
  • Describe the connection between school climate, school safety, and preventing school violence.
  • Examine a school’s climate for the purpose of school improvement and accountability.

This course is offered in partnership with the Michigan State Police Office of School Safety. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy policy.

Who should take this course?

School Resource Officer
Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan State University