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Dr Jean Clinton-School Officer Training"The Teenage Brain"

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Published on Aug 25, 2008

Dr. Jean Clinton, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Child Psychiatry, department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster Children's Hospital.
Contact: clintonj@mcmaster.ca

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In this video Dr. Clinton speaks to 100 police officers from across Ontario at the first ever 'School Resource Officer' Training Certification (OSRO) course at the Ontario Police College.

Dr. Clinton set the tone for the week of training with her key messages:

1. Relationship building is the key
2. The 'teen brain' is under construction
3. See kids as 'at promise', not 'at risk'
4. Focus on strength building

For more information on the Ontario School Resource Officer Training Manual and Certification Course contact OPC Instructor Rob MacNeil, OPP Youth Issues Coordinator Robyn MacEchern.

The School Resource Officer Program is an effective policing tool in safeguarding Ontario's Youth, addressing issues of Prevention, Intervention and Enforcement of Youth crime and victimization.

In September 2006 a working group consisting of Federal, Provincial and Municipal Police Service and Ministry representatives formed to build resources and skills training for officers working with youth.

In October 2007 the Ontario School Resource Officer Manual was distributed to all Police Services by the Ontario Police College. The manual consists of 17 modules addressing specific policing issues relating to youth and a supporting resource guide. The modules were developed by civilian and policing experts across Ontario.

The manual was reviewed and is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Youth Committee.

The working group continues to maintain and continue to develop education resources and build the credibility and effectiveness of School Resource Officers. Training is being planned for the summer of 2008. By providing officers working with youth the resources, education and training Ontario Police Services are able to realize the best results in their efforts to build healthy youth, healthy communities.


Video recorded by Constable Scott Mills, Community Youth Officer for Toronto Crime Stoppers.

Three ways to submit an anonymous tip to help prevent or solve a crime or locate missing persons:

Talk - 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Type - http://222tips.com
Text - TIP312 and your message to CRIMES

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