This two-day training package, designed for building level administrators, general and special education teachers, related service providers, social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, and paraprofessionals, is intended to help participants understand understand the ways in which suspensions have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes for students subject to exclusionary discipline practices. Participants will ground themselves in a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Throughout these two days, participants will learn and explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension, which have significantly fewer negative impacts on student or family outcomes. They will gain knowledge of the recent research on school suspensions, examine scenarios when alternatives to suspension may be used to change behavior, and learn how a systemic change on the approach to discipline and problem behavior can affect school climate. . **Please note: Participants should also register for Day 1 (12/19/22).