10:00 – 11:15 A.M. Thursday, July 20


Room: Catalina A1

Hazing: Is Your School Prepared?

This workshop will allow the attendees to learn how to:


  • Understand hazing and how it is different than bullying
  • How to prevent hazing and bullying
  • How to detect warning signs that hazing and bullying are occurring


  • How to help victims of hazing
  • How to empower bystanders
  • How to heal the community
  • How to handle the press and social medial if the problem spirals out of control

Presenter – Dennis Goodwin – Co-Founder, Anti Hazing Collaborative


Room: Catalina A2

Stamping Out the Toxic Minority to Transform School Culture

It is true, the best school safety “program” is NOT actually a program! The program cemetery is nearly full so let’s change our approach! Systemic, long-term school culture change will only happen when we invest in people, not programs. In this presentation, Jeff Jones will unveil a roadmap to organizational integrity; one where people, not programs serve as the foundation for school safety. Jeff Jones has led school culture transformations in the trenches as a school principal and has consulted with schools across the country helping them revamp and revitalize their teaching and learning environments. Ultimately, Jeff shows schools how to leverage the power of the positive majority to create a tidal wave of positive action and lasting transformation. Jeff is a highly sought- after speaker and consultant. His presentations and keynote speeches have been praised for being “inspiring and truly entertaining” as he shares tons of creative strategies and even sings his original music! Let’s stop tolerating the toxic minority by expecting very little of them. The time to leave a lasting legacy is now!

Presenter – Jeff Jones – College Proffessor, Sheridan College


Room: Catalina A3

Legalized Marijuana: Colorado & California – What Now?

This session will provide an overview of what’s been happing in Colorado over the past four years since Colorado’s legalization. Discussions will include lessons learned and strategies for California educators.

The session will focus on youth and current trends in adolescent usage, methods and modalities of use, marijuana and the developing brain, and how the shifting paradigm around legalized marijuana is creating confusion and misunderstanding among students. Issues include CBD, THC, cultivating, dispensing, delivering, vaping, edibles, etc.

It will provide information to better understand and confront the challenges associated with the changing dynamics created by legalized marijuana (medicinal and recreational).

Presenters – Molly Lotz and Sarah Grippa – Marijuana Education Initiative Colorado and Phil Falcetti – CEO, National Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependency, Orange County


Room: Catalina C1

Restorative Justice: An Insider’s Perspective

From 45-year prison term to law-abiding citizen. Learn how restorative-justice principles change lives. Offering rst-person story showing transformation from prisoner to good citizenship.

Presenter – Michael Santos


Room: Catalina C2

The Difficult Issue of School Bullying from a Legal Perspective

Our society, as re ected in our courts and in the Department of Education, expects schools to provide even more protection for our children from bullying. This session will examine the
legal de nitions of bullying, what courts and
the Department of Education say about proper responses, and the potential liabilities when school districts do not do enough.

Presenters – Cathy Holmes and Dorothy McLaughlin – BB&K


Room: Catalina C3

LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive Classrooms: Bias and Bullying Prevention

At school, many children are brutally harassed and teased about their bodies, languages spoken, gender, racial/ethnic identity, sexual orientation, and family diversity. Yet, California laws protect against discrimination at school, and require the inclusion of contributions of diverse communities, including LGBTQ individuals, in K-12 curriculum. (www.myschoolmyrights.com).

In this workshop we will examine structural, relational and instructional ways to build LGBTQ and gender inclusive classrooms and schools. We will identify ways in which these strategies complement current social-emotional (SEL) and positive behavioral support (PBIS) programs. We will understand bias, bullying and social inclusion in the context of California school laws and policies.

In Tier One, PBIS asks schools to establish school-wide positive behavior expectations, such as respect, responsibility and being ready to learn. This workshop examines each of these expectations, their relationship to bias and bullying, and supporting LGBTQ and gender inclusion at schools.

Presenter – Sharon Chappell – Associate Professor, Elementary and Bilingual Education, California State University


Room: Avalon 2

Three Perspectives of Crisis: Students, Parents, and You

Dealing with loss affects every aspect of a child’s life. Often, families do not talk to each other about death thus making it dif cult for children
to process the death. Participating in groups designed to address death provides a platform
for children to express their thoughts and beliefs regarding death. It is necessary to address key components of grief in an age appropriate manner in an effort to facilitate the development of healthy coping skills. The facilitation of a grief group provides a safe environment for children to come together and gain the necessary tools to progress through the grieving process.

Presenter – Regina Siez – LCSW,PPS, Temecula Valley Uni ed School District


Room: Avalon 3

Peer Leaders Uniting Students (PLUS)

Join Stockton Unifed School District’s Dr. Reyes Gauna, Assistant Superintendent, and Mrs. Jillian Glende, PLUS Program Coordinator, to discover how to utilize a successful peer program that enhances staff participation and transforms your school’s climate, culture, and student engagement model. Peer Leaders Uniting Students (PLUS)

is a research-based program led by students to establish an environment on each campus where
a safe and supportive school is a reality for all students. We will discuss how to use student data to make time sensitive, accurate decisions for program development; to gain a pulse of your campus climate; and to enhance staff participation and engagement. When we put kids in the role

of “Kids taking care of Kids,” positive change happens with students and staff. We look forward to sharing our vision for peer programing with you.

Presenters – Reyes Gauna – Assistant Superintendent of Educational Support Services, Stockton Uni ed School District and
Jillian Glende – PLUS coordinator, Stockton Uni ed School District