This interactive, student-centered course provides School Resource Officers (SROs) with critical knowledge, skills, and communication techniques to provide more trauma-informed interactions with youth. In this course, participants will learn strategies to foster positive relationships with youth, learn the short and long-term consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and learn to work collaboratively within the school system to address students’ needs. Participants will utilize the latest virtual reality technology to reinforce important skills through live simulation. This course is team taught, with a multidisciplinary team, with expertise in law enforcement, school administration and working with children.

This course is funded through a grant by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to Waymakers. The Government Training Agency is a partner agency for the grant in supporting this training.

Special Note: This course provides POST perishable skills training in the area of Strategic Communications.

Course Topics

  • Fostering Positive Relationships with Youth
  • Identification & Awareness of Child Abuse, Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Educational Settings
  • Education and Penal Codes for SROs
  • Trauma-Informed Interactions with Children
  • De-Escalation & Working with Students in Crisis

Course Certification Number9070-32330
Course Certification Hours8
POST Reimbursement Plan IV: No tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).
Non-POST Reimbursable Agencies: No tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

Upcoming Course Dates:

Course Registration:

Registrations for this course are made directly through Waymakers, our partner on this grant.  To register, click on the link for the individual course date listed above. If there is not a link, then registration may still be pending, but you may email Waymakers Program Coordinator Nicole Borja at to be added to the course. Once registered, you will receive additional information, including course location details.

Interested in Hosting a Course Locally?

The grant funding sponsors hosting this throughout the State of California. If your agency is interesting in hosting a course locally, please reach out to Waymakers Program Coordinator Nicole Borja at to discuss additional details.