SRO5: Working with Diverse Populations

A positive school climate that meets the needs of all is essential to promoting a safe and supportive learning environment. Students from diverse backgrounds often face unique challenges that differ from their peers. These differences may require unique inclusionary practices or the ability to access a unique set of services. Designed for School Resource Officers, this course provides an overview of how to recognize challenges associated with diverse student identities and build a positive school climate for all students. This course is the fifth in a six-part series titled MSP Training in School Safety and Mental Health for School Resource Officers.
In this course, you will:
  • Recognize challenges associated with diverse student identities.
  • Identify diversity and inclusion topics and practices in schools.
  • Understand how school safety personnel can contribute to a positive school climate for all students.

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