WHAT IS THE McGRATH RESPONSE SYSTEM
The McGrath Response System thoroughly addresses Title VI (discrimination based on race, color, and national origin), Title VII (sexual harassment in employment) and Title IX (discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in education), in addition to intake and investigation of bullying concerns. It covers student-to-student, student-to-staff, staff-to-staff, and staff-to-student issues and is complaint with the new Title IX Final Rule. Schools need to ensure that employees are trained so that those with authority to address harassment, misconduct, discrimination and bullying know how to respond appropriately, and other responsible employees know that they are obligated to report to appropriate school officials. Failing to identify, report, and investigate these behaviors can result in great harm to the students and staff and expose the district and the individual to legal liability.
STAFF AWARENESS & RESPONSE
INTAKE AND INVESTIGATION COURSE
McGRATH RESPONSE SYSTEM
What: 30-60 minute follow-up modules continue to provide awareness and education and build the school district culture around sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, bullying and discrimination prevention and reporting. A variety of training modules are available to build on the training offered.
Who: School staff and Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Decision-makers, and anyone who facilitates an informal resolution process
Why: Be compliant with the new Title IX Final Rule which requires additional training each subsequent year after the initial training. Help improve your ability provide a safe and effective learning environment for staff and students.
Where: Online offerings in various lengths. Can be customized to meet your district needs.
Results: Stay up to date on latest state and federal regulations, Certification for completion of follow-up modules, Compliance with Final Rule, CEU credits
Student Training Videos
Inform your students about what sexual harassment is and why they need to report it. Stay in compliance with the federal law. Offered by DVD and online streaming.
Pay Attention: What is Sexual Harassment (24 min)
Audience: Ages 11-19
A music television style video designed specifically for middle and high school students that shows what sexual harassment looks like and how it feels, through the use of powerful dramatizations and examples. Included is a curriculum guide with a review of sexual harassment laws and regulations, lesson plans, suggested student activities and reproducible handouts as well as a model student sexual harassment policy.
Pay Attention: Don’t be a Victim (17 min)
Audience: Ages 11-19
This video trains students in how to prevent harassment, as well as the proper steps to take if they have been sexually harassed by another student or adult in their school, or if they see it happening to someone else. A curriculum guide is included which reviews school site and district obligations. Also included is a teacher lesson plan with suggested student activities and reproducible handouts.
I attended my first McGrath Training approximately 5 years ago, soon after I was hired as the Employee Relations Specialist, conducting Sexual Harassment investigations for the Ysleta ISD. Ysleta currently serves nearly 50,000 students. It has 6000 administrators, teachers and staff and 58 campuses. I am a very confident investigator and trainer because I believe that I have been “armed” with the best information there is on these topics. The definitions are very clear and the examples are easy to relate to. There is nothing left to wonder about after attending a McGrath training and the Manual has all of the answers to the questions that may come about. The staff is friendly, courteous and prompt. My McGrath Manuals are my “Bibles” for investigation and training. When it comes to Sexual Harassment and Bullying investigations and training, I am McGrath.”
Employee Relations Specialist
Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, TX
With 46 school sites and 30,000 students, we wondered how to get our site administrators up to speed quickly and affordably, on sexual harassment prevention and intervention. We found the McGrath CyberSchool to be the perfect training tool in an era of tight budgets. It’s affordable and the quality is excellent.”
Title IX Coordinator
Horry County Schools
'The quality of the McGrath training leaves the participants equipped to spot bullying and harassment quickly. They are able to think through the important issues and take the best steps to conduct effective investigations."
Minnesota Department of Education