STUDENT HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESOFFICE OF HUMAN RELATIONS, DIVERSITY AND EQUITY
Mission StatementThe Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity is committed to fostering a safe and respectful District, school and community culture where the seeds of peace and justice are sown so that all students and staff can lead safe, purposeful and academically fruitful lives. The Office provides support services for local districts and schools. We build collaborative relationships and proactively reduce intra and intergroup bias and violence through educational and social-emotional strategies. We assist in crisis recovery and community restoration. We provide consultation and comprehensive trainings on a variety of human relations topics.
Schools want to be inclusive and affirming of the various important holidays our students celebrate this time of year and recognize federal guidelines regarding religious content. The holidays are a time to bring people together. Ultimately, we strive throughout the year to create an environment where everyone feels valued and a part of our community.
HRDE also wishes to thank the local districts who have completed the Principals' Bullying and Hazing Training of Trainers. These efforts affirm students, families and staff, promote connection, inclusion, and a critical sense of safety for all students. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.
Human Relations is providing a training of trainers workshop on bullying prevention for all principals or their designee in each local district. The training focuses on defining and identifying bullying, legal obligations, and responding to allegations. This training also includes a detailed section on documentation in iSTAR.
The Principal’s Toolkit on the Human Relations, Diversity & Equity website includes useful information and resources, as well as a bullying prevention professional development presentation specifically designed to be used with school staff members.
National Coming Out Day is an annual event for LGBT persons, friends, to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community and civil rights movement. Celebratory activities were planned for Thursday, October 12 in the Beaudry Building atrium (15th floor). Thank you supporting such a great event. For more information, contact Judy or Kim at Judy.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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