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Training Resident Assistants to Prevent Student Injuries

Heather Salko, Esq.
January 2023

Why Read This

Many student injuries occur in residence halls. Resident assistants (RAs) are often on the front line of prevention and reporting of these incidents. Helpful training can allow RAs to spot dangerous situations and act before an injury occurs.

Key Takeaways

  • Sexual assaults often occur in dormitory rooms. Training RAs on how to respond to reports by residents can ensure a supportive environment and steer assault victims to appropriate campus resources.
  • Enforcing safety rules can help prevent the creation of dangerous conditions in a dormitory and reduce the likelihood of injuries from falls.
  • RAs must understand how to respond to serious injuries in the dormitory they supervise; train them on appropriate response to various situations.

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