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New Special Education Training for Student and Paraeducator Safety

TargetSolutions’ engaging training catalog for school districts is designed to help education professionals ensure a safe and productive learning environment for students. Completed this year, TargetSolutions’ special education series consists of 16 engaging, video-driven courses that focus on the unique challenges paraeducators face when working with students with special needs.

This latest release of six new special education courses completes this series. Previous special education training courses addressed topics such as understanding inclusion and student behaviors and transporting students with special needs.

Courses included in this round of releases offer the following titles:

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Client Success Manager Amy Cline

Account Manager Amy ClineOriginally from North Carolina, Amy Cline moved to San Diego about six years ago on a whim. Looking for an opportunity where she could make a difference by giving back and helping first responders, she came across TargetSolutions.

After going through the interview process and feeling inspired by the company culture, Amy joined the TargetSolutions team as an Client Success Manager in April. She previously worked as a client success manager for a life insurance company where her daily interactions with clients has helped her with her transition into her new role in the public sector industry.

When asked how she felt about her experience so far, “Awesome! I’m recently new to the company and to the industry so there’s a lot to learn, but it feels great to be able to help first responders and to be part of a team that is so friendly and supportive.”

Check out this Q-and-A to learn more about Amy:

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Account Manager Kelly Chuckta

Account Manager Kelly ChucktaKelly Chuckta joined the TargetSolutions team in August 2018 as an Account Manager focusing on implementation. After being raised in Orange County, CA, where she would meet her spouse, they made San Diego home.

Kelly worked in the grocery industry for 35 years and was a Store Director when she was ready for a change. After hearing so many wonderful things about TargetSolutions and receiving encouragement from Ashley Bennett, who is also an Account Manager with TargetSolutions, she excitedly applied for the opportunity to join the Client Success team.

“There’s a sign on our office door that reads, ‘Serving Heroes Every Day,’ and to have the opportunity to perform that service is really inspiring and very rewarding.” Her interactions with clients have been so positive and they have been so appreciative she knows that the work she is doing is important and is helping others.

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Client Success Manager Roger Garcia

Account Manager Roger Garcia

Roger Garcia joined TargetSolutions as a Client Success Manager in November 2018. Originally from Guatemala, Roger moved to San Diego when he was 11 years old where he learned English and later attended community college where he studied hotel management. After working in the travel industry for 15 years, he began looking for a change, wanting an opportunity to do work that was meaningful and helped people.

One day, he received a message through LinkedIn about an opportunity to join TargetSolutions. After researching the company and going through the interview process, he knew it would be a perfect fit. He could see that the company is passionate about what they do and cares about their clients and wants their employees to succeed.

When asked how his experience has been so far, “It’s been great. To be able to service first responders is amazing. I truly feel that the work I’m doing is making a difference and helping others.”


Check out this Q-and-A to learn more about Roger:

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Two All-New Special Education Training Courses for Behavioral Management in the Classroom

Creating an effective, positive and safe learning environment is the main priority for educators and school staff. However, maintaining control of classroom behavior and protecting the emotional wellbeing of students can be challenging, particularly for paraeducators.

TargetSolutions’ two new premium Special Education training courses address behavioral management and solutions using engaging, video-based online courses. The courses, Behavior Management Strategies and Restraint and Seclusion: Uses, Alternatives and Risks, address current issues for education professionals and include California policies such as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Using custom footage, scenario-based learning and animations, these courses immerse the learner in subject matter and reinforce key lessons. Learn more about these two new Special Education training courses for managing classroom behavior below:

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TargetSolutions Releases All-New Courses for Special Education Training

Special Education TrainingFor students with disabilities, the public school classroom environment may present certain challenges that need additional consideration. It’s important that a student with a disability receives an education in line with that particular student’s needs, in the least restrictive environment (LRE) possible.

To help teachers, caretakers and other school staff facilitate a positive learning environment for students with special needs, TargetSolutions created 5, all-new courses specializing in this topic.

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New Courses Created with Calibre Press Coming Soon to TargetSolutions!


✔ The Essential Component of De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution
✔ Truths of Human Interaction
✔ Interaction Principles for De-Escalation Success
✔ Body Language: Reading People 101
✔ Body Language: Reading People 201
✔ Body Language: Analysis of Dangerous Behavior
✔ Body Language: Analysis of Pre-Attack Indicators
✔ Roadway Dangers
✔ Distracted Driving
✔ The Fundamentals of Stress 101
✔ The Fundamentals of Stress 201
✔ Approach: People
✔ Approach: Vehicle
✔ Approach: Buildings
✔ The Graham Standard
✔ Guardians on the Grounds: Police-Fire relations and Securing Facilities
✔ Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement
✔ Women in Leadership
✔ Guardians and Warriors: Seeking Balance
✔ Implicit Bias: Facts & Myths
✔ Leadership: Personal Agenda or Mission Success
✔ Kinesics Interviewing: Reading the Suspect & Detecting Deception
✔ Motivation and Bureaucratic Roadblocks
✔ Shoot/Don’t Shoot: The Jesse Kidder Incident
✔ The Fatal Four

Courses will be released as they are completed in 2019. To download the list of new course titles coming soon, please click here. If you have questions about the new course content, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.


The Ultimate Training & Records Management System for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is an ever changing field where training and performance go hand-in-hand. TargetSolutions, the leader in training and operations management for public safety agencies, provides law enforcement with dynamic online courses featuring engaging, video-driven lessons on hot-topic issues.

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New Requirements for Sexual Harassment Prevention in New York

New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws
TargetSolutions’ custom-built credential allows agencies to deliver new policies and training for New York’s sexual harassment prevention mandates.

Beginning on Oct. 9, 2018, New York State is implementing new laws to protect organizations across all industries against sexual harassment. With these new laws, employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention policy in place that reflects the new updates and provide training to all employees.

To help simplify the process, TargetSolutions has custom-built credentials for sexual harassment prevention, for both employees and supervisors, that includes engaging, video-driven training and policy templates for New York mandates.

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TargetSolutions Releases Major Enhancements to Training Catalog for School Districts

So far this year TargetSolutions has developed 32 new courses for school districts and enhanced 28 previously-existing courses from its catalog. Fourteen of the 32 new courses are set for release on July 1.

Education professionals constantly face new challenges in maintaining a safe learning environment for students at all grade levels. To assist school districts and their staffs in addressing these challenges, TargetSolutions recently embarked on a project to modernize its training catalog. As a result, TargetSolutions has completely revamped its EDU catalog with 32 new courses, while enhancing 28 previously-existing titles with engaging content and practical lessons.

Delivered in video-driven modules, these courses offer strategies to ensure safety while utilizing an on-screen instructor to guide learners through each lesson. To improve retention of key topics, courses feature quizzes and case studies to keep learners engaged. In an effort to accommodate educators’ busy schedules, many of the courses are offered in 20- or 30-minute sessions, providing educators with more time to focus on students.

TargetSolutions’ new courses highlight the following three categories:

Transportation Safety Training

When transporting students, staff are faced with higher risks for distracted driving. Additionally, they are presented with unique challenges when driving students with disabilities to ensure they receive the proper care and are as safe as possible. To protect both bus drivers and students, TargetSolutions developed these courses:

  • Bus Drivers: Ergonomics and Avoiding Injury (EDU)
  • Safe Use of Utility Vehicles (EDU)
  • Special Education Transportation: Handling Needs on Mixed Buses (EDU)
  • Special Education Transportation: Laws and Regulations (EDU)
  • Special Education Transportation: Lifts and Mobility Equipment (EDU)
  • Special Education Transportation: Transportation Problems (EDU)
  • Special Education Transportation: Types of Disabilities and Special Needs (EDU)
  • Wheelchair Securement and Safety (EDU)

Classroom Safety Training

From an active shooter event to natural disasters, to everyday classroom safety, teachers and other school staff must be prepared for all situation types and have procedures in place to respond appropriately. TargetSolutions’ all-new courses explain the various risks school staff and students face on campus and offer solutions to de-escalate potential scenarios. These courses include:

  • Classroom Safety – Special Education (EDU)
  • Evacuating Students with Disabilities (EDU)
  • Emergency Operations Plans in Action (EDU)
  • Planning for an Emergency (EDU)
  • Safety in the Science Lab (EDU)
  • Science Laboratory: Chemical Spill Safety (EDU)
  • Techniques for De-Escalation (EDU)

General Safety & Compliance Training

To help prevent dangers to students both in and out of the classroom and to promote a safe school environment, TargetSolutions also released these new courses:

  • Asbestos Safety (EDU)
  • Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (EDU)
  • California Integrated Pest Management (EDU)
  • Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training (California AB 1432)
  • Liability in Sports (EDU)
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors (EDU)
  • Preventing Cyberbullying (EDU)
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment: Students (EDU)
  • Sexual Misconduct in Schools (EDU)
  • Spanish Version – Mandated Reporter Training for California (EDU)
  • Student Safety Restraint Systems (EDU)
  • Supervision and Oversight of Students (EDU)
  • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct (EDU)
  • Title IX in Higher Education: Sexual Misconduct (EDU)
  • Working in Extreme Temperatures: Working in Cold Climates (EDU)
  • Working in Extreme Temperatures: Heat Illness Prevention (EDU)

Revamped Courses with Full Content Revisions

In addition to extending TargetSolutions’ comprehensive EDU catalog, 28 highly utilized courses have received full-content revisions with lessons presented in 100 percent video-driven formats. With new-and-improved visuals, learning exercises, and an on-screen instructor, school staff can comply with state and federal standards and be better equipped to protect students and themselves.

These courses include:

  • Adjusting to Changing Driving Conditions (EDU)
  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (EDU)
  • Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls (EDU)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Safety (EDU)
  • Breaking Up Student Fights (EDU)
  • Crossing Guard Safety (EDU)
  • Defensive Driving Strategies (EDU)
  • Distracted Driving (EDU)
  • Ethics in the Workplace (EDU)
  • Everyday Safety in Classrooms (EDU)
  • FERPA: Protecting Student Privacy (EDU)
  • Fire Extinguisher Safety (EDU)
  • Food Safety, Foodborne Illness & Kitchen Sanitation (EDU)
  • Food Service General Safety (EDU)
  • Food Services Proper Lifting (EDU)
  • General Office Ergonomics (EDU)
  • Maintaining Professional Staff/Student Boundaries (EDU)
  • Passenger Van Safety (EDU)
  • Playground Supervision (EDU)
  • Principal’s Recognition of Hazards on a School Campus (EDU)
  • Recognizing and Preventing Youth Suicide (EDU)
  • School Bullying (EDU)
  • School Shooting Awareness (EDU)
  • School Violence and Weapons (EDU)
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness (EDU)
  • Student Concussions (EDU)
  • Workplace Diversity (EDU)
  • Workplace Violence (EDU)

For questions about TargetSolutions’ all-new EDU courses, or recently enhanced courses, please contact us today!