Our conference theme is "Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response". Join other law enforcement and school personnel to address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies and review lessons learned from relevant case studies. Examine the impacts of trauma on youth and effective strategies for working with students experiencing mental illness and learning disabilities. Explore the most current trends among youth relating to social media and alcohol and substance abuse. Discuss successful prevention and intervention program models.
Examine the psychological and behavioral aspects of threat assessment and management. Gain understanding in normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, identifying red-flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short and long-term) to ensure personnel safety. Review common problems in school threat assessment and propose solutions. Learn multidisciplinary threat assessment and management strategies and explore empirically based youth-violence risk and protective factors. Review assessment tools for use in the school system. Participate in simulated threat assessments and management with followup discussion (hotwash).
Experience a hands-on scenario that walks you through a critical incident tabletop exercise. During the exercise, you will apply problem solving skills in the areas of crisis media, logistical setup, outside agency involvement, and family community after a critical incident occurs.
With critical incidents on the rise in schools today, it is vital to understand the media and develop effective media relations. During a crisis event, three critical public information officer tasks need to take place to manage the situation effectively. Join us to learn about those tasks, the role of the public information officer and the media rules of conduct. Learn how to work in a combined media team with public safety responders, establish and train a crisis media team, and properly conduct a crisis media briefing.
Preparing for critical incidents before one occurs will greatly improve the safety of students and employees. With training conducted at your own facility, school safety experts will work with you on these key critical incident areas: physical security and the layering approach to school safety, critical incident response to natural and man-made disasters.
Examine common failures in critical incident responses and learn a proven methodology for quickly stabilizing and organizing these events on campus. Learn proactive skills and develop or enhance your emergency plans for active shooter scenarios at your school, department, or organization in your tribal community.
When used effectively, the Incident Command System (ICS) provides standardization in critical incident response through consistent terminology and established organizational structures. Learn how to effectively collaborate with state, local and federal agencies who respond to critical events on your campus.
When disaster hits, it is critical for school staff and families to know the best course of action to take. Emergency service resources may be limited and physical damage to roadways and bridges could make it difficult for your families to receive the help they need. Join us to learn what supplies, training, and procedures are needed to ensure the survival of your loved ones at home, giving you the peace of mind to take care of the students you serve.
Gain new skills and knowledge to help you identify students who are abusing drugs. Learn about the most commonly used logos and terms related to underage drinking, marijuana use, and over-the-counter drug abuse. Examine drug concealment trends showing up at school, home, or inside vehicles. Discuss new drug trends including marijuana legalization, vaping, and non-traditional forms of marijuana. Over 70 visual aids will be shared during the training that will help you understand where drugs and alcohol are being concealed in plain sight.
Built on evidence-based principles, this training curriculum supports law enforcement in fostering strong community relationships, enhancing interactions with youth, and creating effective interventions to divert at-risk and minority youth from the justice system. Improving procedural justice efforts in the juvenile justice system offers an unmatched return-on-investment for law enforcement agencies.
Because active threat situations are often over with before law enforcement arrives, educators must be prepared to respond to protect their students. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter; these situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Join us to train school employees on how to respond to active shooter situations, gain awareness of pre-incident indicators, characteristics of active shooters, and enhance your school emergency plan.
Review pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters. Examine relevant case studies and proactive skills to assist you in better preparing and responding to active shooter scenarios. Discuss tips that will assist in the development or enhancement of an emergency plan for your school, department, or organization.
Learn about the technology that our youth are using and the role that it plays in their lives to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.
Take a caring and proactive approach to students who are expressing alarming and concerning behaviors. Learn the importance of developing a sound foundation for Behavioral Intervention Teams (BITs) including creating a multidisciplinary team made up of your organization’s key players. Apply best practices as they relate to addressing threats, identifying pre-attack indicators, and stopping the pathway to violence.
Release and reunification is the safe and controlled process for returning students back to their parents or guardians. Student release and reunification after a crisis can be one of the scariest and most difficult tasks a school can be face. Unlike fire and earthquake drills, release and reunification drills are more problematic to practice. Join us to learn the process of effective student release and reunification, as well as the latest methods and technology to leverage should a potential crisis that requires student release and reunification occur.