New Guidance At a Glance: A Training Guide for Administrators and Educators on Addressing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting
To help schools and school districts better understand adult sexual misconduct (ASM) and develop related policies and procedures, training for ASM awareness and prevention, A Training Guide for Administrators and Educators on Addressing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting (ASM Training Guide), was released by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center. We are pleased to announce that we have transformed this guidance document into a NEW “At a Glance” version on the REMS TA Center Website to provide you with Web-based, user-friendly access to this important information, which also recognizes the role of social media and technology in ASM. The ASM Training Guide At a Glance section supports education agencies in updating their emergency operations plans (EOPs) and/or related ASM policies and procedures to align with national, state, and local recommendations in a clear and digestible format.
Find this new section within the “Guidance” tab located on the REMS TA Center Website’s upper navigation panel. Select “K-12 Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention,” and navigate through the guidance using the “Next” and “Previous” buttons found at the bottom of the screen or the “Explore This Section” button on the left that slides out a menu of the section’s pages. This convenient button provides you with direct access to any page and allows you to jump around to specific chapters within the ASM Training Guide at your own discretion.
Overview of the ASM Training Guide
The ASM Training Guide provides information that can assist schools and school districts in safeguarding the well-being of the whole school community by demonstrating a strong commitment to eliminate behaviors known as ASM. The ASM Training Guide outlines policies and procedures that describe appropriate, allowable behaviors while also identifying inappropriate and illegal actions. These policies and procedures are geared toward school personnel, including teachers, coaches, administrative staff, bus drivers, and others who interact with children before, during, and after school. The ASM Training Guide includes guidelines and knowledge to help protect students by training staff on how to prevent ASM; recognize signs of ASM; report potential cases of ASM to appropriate community partners; and respond meaningfully in the case of an incident by providing immediate, short-term, and long-term support to the victim.
More ASM Trainings and Resources
If you have any questions or need additional assistance,