In-Service Training For Schools
The Office of the Attorney General offers an in-service training, at no cost to the school, on civil rights issues. An assistant attorney general, who explains the law section, and a trainer, who explains the Civil Rights Team Project, conduct the training. Both the AAG and the trainer facilitate "hands-on" exercises and strategies for intervening when possible violations occur. The training, which lasts 2Ω hours, has four primary objectives:
- The training describes the extent of prejudice, harassment and hate crimes within Maine schools.
- The training provides participants with a fuller understanding of the destructive impact on targeted students of bias and hate.
- The training provides a description of the purposes and functions of the Civil Rights Teams.
- The training helps faculty develop practical strategies for intervening when hate, bias and harassment occur at their school.
The training uses a blend of approaches including small group work, interactive exercises and a short video of targeted students from Maine talking about their experiences.
Follow-up In-Service Training on Civil Rights
The Office of the Attorney General offers a follow-up in-service training, at no cost to the school, on civil rights issues. This training is for schools that already had the first in-service training. The training, which lasts 2 1/2 hours, has four primary objectives:
- The training provides updated information on the extent of prejudice, harassment and hate crimes within Maine schools.
- The training provides "hands on" techniques for intervening when hate language or hate violence occur.
- The training provides further multicultural training.
- The training provides group work for solving questions concerning the prevention of bias motivated harassment.
The training uses a blend of approaches including small group work, role playing and interactive exercises.
The Department offers the in-service training for faculty, support staff (cafeteria staff, custodians, etc.), and administration at high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. The Department has limited resources to provide training and may not be able to meet every request.
Or you can print this form and mail to: Debi Gray Civil Rights Education & Enforcement Office of the Attorney General 6 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333 Fax: 287-3120