CPLI Positive School Discipline Initiative
Positive School Discipline Institute
Innovative strategies to achieve positive learning environments for all school children to succeed.
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The Children's Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana
greatly appreciates the generous grant funding and support by The Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation of the Central Indiana Community Foundation that helped make this training possible.
The PSDI program provides tools to help administrators, school support service staff, teachers, and school resource officers reduce exclusionary practices and provide strategies to improve learning environments for all students. The Initiative jump-starts School-wide Core Teams to bring about a mind-shift on positive school discipline practices through a culturally-responsive, trauma-informed lens. It exposes participating schools to readily available professional development opportunities for continued learning. Our Master Trainer Program supports a School Trauma Lead Coach who receives additional training and materials to help a school sustain the work they began in its first year with the program.
What is the Positive School Discipline Institute?
The Positive School Discipline Institute is a year-long training initiative for school personnel to reform disciplinary practices and promote student academic success. The program provides educators with the tools to help teachers, administrators, student resource officers and support staff improve school learning environments and reduce exclusionary discipline.
Schools must become places where all children thrive.
For an overview of the PSDI program, including session dates, descriptions, and how to join the program, please click here.
The Children's Policy and Law Initiative (CPLI) has compiled a list of selected resources on the topics trained on through the Positive School Discipline Institute. These resources are available to the general public, and are organized by professional roles in the school team. This feature is available to participating teams.
Why is this important?
Equipping educators with strategies rooted in positive school discipline, trauma-informed practices and culturally-responsive practices can lead to improved school climate and greater academic achievement among all students.