3:15 – 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 17
Room: Catalina A1
Human Trafficking & Red Flag Identifiers for Schools Settings
Human trafficking is an epidemic plaguing the youth of our schools. This course will help give School Resource Officers and educators a valuable understanding of what is defined as human trafficking, how to identify it, and how to help.
Presenter: Investigator Jeff Jenson – Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Room: Catalina A2
Child Abuse Prevention in Schools: Your Role Today and Tomorrow
Claims of child abuse and molestation are in the news every day, often reporting multi-million-dollar settlements against schools. This session looks at current and pending legislation on the statute of limitations and provides actions that assistant principals, resource officers and counselors can take today to protect students from the devastating impact of sexual assault and molestation.
Presenter: Ron Martin and Diane Cranley
Room: Catalina A3
School Safety Starts with Collaboration and Communication (How to Implement Critical Incident Response Training in Your School and Community)
Assembly Bill 1747 REQUIRES that schools include in their comprehensive school safety plans procedures for conducting tactical responses to critical incidents, to include procedures to plan for active shooter, which must be based on specific needs and context of each school and community. To include cooperation with Law Enforcement.
This workshop will explain the key components of integrating critical incident response training to educators, staff and the community with a collaboration of Educators, Law Enforcement and the Community. Teachers and staff will also learn how to effectively react to a critical incident on their campus.
Attendees will be given a presentation on Critical Incident Response that they can take back to utilize in their community. This will include a "How to Guide" for both Law Enforcement and Educators, to include scheduling, cost, school drills, and the impact to schools and Law Enforcement agencies.
Presenter: Mitch Brouillette, School Resource Officer – Brentwood PD/Heritage High
Room: Catalina C1
From Victim to Defender: Teaching Students to Combat Bullying
Research has consistently demonstrated that bullying in schools is a global problem.
It threatens students’ well-being everywhere. The issue, however, is identifying how many of
these incidents constitute bullying, versus simply conflict or poor social skills. Many times,
students are left without the social skills to solve simple conflict which eventually leads to bullying. To address this issue, students need to be equipped with the skills to advocate for their own well-being. This session focuses on teaching students to identify what is bullying and what is natural conflict. Participants will learn how to teach students to advocate for themselves, find solutions, or seek help without being a labeled snitch. Participants will engage in discussion about methods to identify bullies and victims of bullying, how to lead students in instruction to prevent bullying, and how to empower all students to act as defenders rather than victims. At the end of this session, participants will develop a school-wide plan for teaching students to identify conflict, identify instances of bullying, and identify higher order social emotional skills to prevent “conflict” from becoming bullying. Emphasis is placed on the prediction and prevention of conflict rather than the traditional reactive approach to bullying.
Presenter: Eric Landers, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Georgia Southern University
Room: Catalina C2
Changing Campus Culture: Successful Prevention Strategies for Reducing Drug-Related Disciplinary Issues
This session will present strategies utilized at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa that reduced drug-related disciplinary issues by 90% in the 2018-19 school year. Topics include time management; healthy coping skills; social media safety; alcohol; vaping; marijuana; prescription drugs; and refusal skills. This workshop is designed to provide insight into developing a school-wide culture by starting with ninth graders. These strategies will reveal tips on leadership skills, increasing student engagement, reducing suspensions rates and fostering a safe environment on your school campus. Attendees will be educated on current trends and will learn how to implement activities and presentations on your school campus to reduce these problems.
Presenters: Phillip Falcetti, MPH; Emily Lobo; Blair Veraza – National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence; and Tim Tolzda, AP – Estancia High School
Room: Catalina C3
Active Shooter Response & Impact of Workplace Violence
This interactive presentation helps participants increase their situational awareness and personal safety at work and in their communities. Using the run-hide-fight model, participants will learn about the law enforcement response to an active shooter, the stressors of surviving a shooting, the active shooter psychology, pre-incident indicators, short term limitations, and the importance of having a plan before an incident occurs. In an effort to build resiliency in the aftermath of a shooting incident, presenters discuss life changing psychological and physiological effects.
Presenters: Heather Williams, Psy.D, – Orange County Sheriff’s Department and SergeantShane Millhollon – Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Room: Avalon 2
5 Mindful Ways to Shift the Climate of Your Classroom
Do your social-emotional learning and character education programs need a refresh? Join us in this interactive and activity based session! We give away tips and tools that will help students learn how to build skills in self-regulation, self- awareness, empathy and build connection and community inside the classroom. We will take a deeper dive into today’s digital dilemma and provide new approaches so that students can make healthier decisions about how to use devices and social media. We provide new methods so students begin to understand their potential and become thoughtful and kinder contributors to a larger society.
Presenters: Julia Gabor, Founder and Grace Cecilio, Ambassador – kid-grit
Room: Avalon 3
Trauma Informed Practices for Schools: TIPS to Assist Youth Within the Foster Care System
Youth in foster care experience disturbances at various stages within their lives. One's age, gender, ethnic background, or socio-economic status does not determine if exposure to trauma will be present. Trauma masks itself in a variety of ways and with the implementation of simple practices for schools, staff will be more equipped to control situations that may emerge.
Presenter: Jason Gutierrez, Senior Program Specialist – LA County Office of Education, Foster Youth Services Program
Emergency 101: Sharpening the Axe through Lessons Learned
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” A disaster is often short lived, yet preparing for and recovering from the disaster can take significant time. The preparedness phase is the period to examine successes and weaknesses of past response efforts. By studying and understanding past incidents, we can implement strategies that increase our ability to respond to and recover from disasters and violent events. This workshop will focus on lessons learned from emergencies throughout history, including how culture and behavior shape the possible response to, as well as the outcome of disasters. It will provide strategies for enhancing campus preparedness, response and recovery.
Presenter: Sherry Colgan Stone, Ed.D., Emergency Preparedness & Security Manager – Chula Vista Elementary School District