8:30 – 9:45 A.M. Thursday, July 18

 

Room: Catalina A1

The Warrior Mindset: Developing Mental Tenacity to Overcome Obstacles & Limitations

Fostering the proper mindset at every level of one's personal life as well as professional career is critical to developing the necessary mental tenacity to overcome daily challenges. I know this better than most. As a business owner since 1995, as a martial arts instructor for over 20 years, and as the father of three teenage boys, much of my life has been spent overcoming obstacles - in business and in life.

I offer my experience and expertise concerning specific methods for having the proper attitude and mindset so participants can perform their jobs to the best of their ability...and beyond.

Everyone is faced with obstacles in life – but those who have the “Warrior Mindset” are able to go though, around, under or over anything between them and their goals. This program enables the audience to identity with various traits of the warrior including the patience; harmony; fortitude; courage; innovation; respect; discipline; and teamwork to focus and apply the traits to the challenges they face every day in school, at work, with relationships, and more. It is a very empowering workshop and will leave attendees with a renewed sense of being able to achieve anything they set out to do!

Presenter: Pete Canavan, Personal Safety Expert and Host of Safety Talk

 

Room: Catalina A2

Drug Recognition & Trends

What are the signs and symptoms of commonly used drugs in our youth today? How can you tell if a student is under the influence of drugs rather than alcohol? What kind of behaviors will students display while under the influence? What types of drugs are being introduced to our youth?

  • How to determine if someone is using drugs
  • How to approach someone that uses drugs
  • How social media plays a role in drug use
  • How parents can prevent being victims in their own house
  • Identify items that represent drug use
  • Discuss what current drugs are appealing to students

Presenters: Deputy Michael Walters and Sergeant Alonzo Winston – Orange County Sheriff’s Department

 

Room: Catalina A3

Social Media: Threats & Solutions

This presentation will outline the dangers and current trends in cyber bullying, the emotional toll it takes on children, and how to instruct parents to effectively parent their children in the world of social media. Attendees will be introduced to current and emerging social media applications. Actual examples of cyberbullying cases will be shown using various social media platforms. Participants will also be given an overview of the Cyber Safety Cop program, a comprehensive cyber safety program taught throughout the United States by law enforcement professionals.

PresenterClayton Cranford, Owner – Total Safety Solutions

 

Room: Catalina C1

Gang Awareness

Topics of the class will be related to gang laws and enhancements, evolution of a gang member, graffiti, hand signs, and proper documentation.

Presenters: Deputy Art Tiscareno & Deputy Jasen DePaquale – Orange County Sheriff’s Department

 

Room: Catalina C2

Superhuman Memory

Luis Angel will teach you how to activate your hidden Superhuman Memory Powers.

His story of going from failing in school to winning the grand prize on Superhuman as the Memory Master Champion, will help you realize that anyone can truly go from struggle to success in the education sector.

 PresenterLuis Angel – SUPERHUMAN Memory Master & ChampionAE Mind Memory Coach

 

Room: Catalina C3

Popular Culture and the Noise It Makes

This class will help attendees understand popular culture and how it impacts youth. Attendees will expand their knowledge of today’s popular culture, gain a better understanding of millennials, their unique language and way of thinking. Examples from music, Internet and video games will be highlighted. This presentation contains ADULT THEMES.

Presenter: Commander W.  Paul LeBaron – Long Beach Police Department

 

Room: Avalon 2

Understanding & Preventing School Violence and Bullying

Why would a student bring a weapon to school and, without any explanation, open fire on fellow students and teachers? Are school shooters angry? Are they crazy? Is their motive revenge? Hatred for the victims? A hunger for attention? This session explains:

  • What a threat assessment is and is not.
  • What the observable signs are of an individual who is on a path to violence.
  • What happens after a student is identified as a person of concern.
  • How social media and video games play a part in the path to violence.
  • Dispel the myths of predatory violence.
  • How to monitor your child’s online activity.
  • What schools can and should do to prevent violence.
  • How parents and their students can help prevent violence.
  • Answer your questions about internet and school safety.

Presenters: Sergeant Darren Braham – Orange County Sheriff’s, Meredith Mebane – Licensed Clinical Social Worker, & Deputy Anthony Sambrano

 

Room: Avalon 3

Using Electronic Security Solutions in the K-12 Environment

This workshop will discuss a variety of electronic enhancements that can be utilized to assist in securing a K-12 site. Items to be discussed will include security cameras; electronic access control; lobby and visitor management; and social media monitoring.  Specific examples will be discussed that are currently in use at the Hemet Unified School District. Vendor selection and pitfalls will also be discussed.

Presenters: Christopher Wynn, Director of Security – Hemet Unified School District and Lyle Radford

 

Room:Anacapa

Emergency Management in California and Lessons Learned from the Recent Wildfires

California has experienced an unprecedented number of local, state, and federally declared disasters over the past three years that have impacted schools, children, and faculty throughout the state. This has resulted in unimaginable and devastating damage, destruction, student displacement, and staff and community loss of homes.

This session focuses on emergency management in California; lessons learned from previous disasters; CDE’s roles in emergency preparedness and support for schools during and after disasters; and how schools can better prepare for the next big disaster.

Presenters: Lynne Olson, CA Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – CDE Representative and Juan Mireles – CDE

 

10:00 – 11:15 A.M. Thursday, July 18

 

Room: Catalina A1

The PROTECT Prevention Program

In 2015, California experienced the nation’s highest number of reported incidences of human trafficking, with one third of trafficked individuals being minors. As a response to this crisis, the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California and the California Department of Education established a partnership with three anti-trafficking organizations: 3Strands Global Foundation; Love Never Fails; and Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. The PROTECT Program uses a ‘three-pronged approach’ to fight human trafficking by providing comprehensive training and reporting protocols to the adults in a school community about the many facets of the human trafficking industry. These newly trained adults will use age appropriate educational curricula and engaging and appealing training, to train the students who, typically, are known to them on a school campus.

Presenters: Gordon Jackson, National Director – PROTECT, and Ashlie Bryant, CEO and Co-Founder – PROTECT

 

Room: Catalina A2

Changing Times Means Changing Mindset to Help Change Behaviors

How do we provide appropriate actions to help change student behavior while supporting staff? Sending students home and hoping for a change in behavior is just that: hoping. This session will identify other means of correction and ideas to avoid getting to discipline in the first place.

Presenter: Steve Behar, Director, Child Welfare and Attendance – Lake Elsinore Unified School District

 

Room: Catalina A3

The First Five Minutes – Manage Yourself in a Crisis Event

The first five minutes of an unexpected crisis event will shape how you come out the other side. This practical workshop is designed to pressure and test your mettle, to help you better prepare for the unexpected.

Presenter: Bill Clayton – Keenan & Associates

 

Room: Catalina C1

Trauma & Schools: A View from the Court & Some Practical Suggestions for Educators

This session will explore how outside trauma (poverty, abuse) impacts schools and the educational process.  Additionally, this session will discuss how the courts are considering trauma and whether schools should be responsible for addressing those outside traumas.  There will be a discussion of a class action case from Compton Unified School District that is working its way through the court system.

Presenter: Lauri Arrowsmith – BB&K Law

 

Room: Catalina C2

Restoring the Urban Gang Member: “The Neurobiology of an Embedded Gang Member”

On average, inner-city gang membership tends to be of short duration, typically less than two years. There is a specific group of minors who will stay and become embedded in the gang lifestyle; we call these individuals The 5%. These individuals will commit significantly city mayhem and severe crimes, three to five times more than the rest of their counterparts. Understanding how a gang embedded youth’s brain is organized and the capacity he or she holds is crucial to build meaningful social-emotional interventions, and is imperative to processing his or her emotional dysregulation. In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of working from a right brain restorative orientation, specifically when administering disciplinary considerations or addressing conflict within the gang dynamic. Current suspension and incarceration data show the same individuals are obtaining suspensions, expulsions, and/or arrests for related offenses, which reveal the lack of insight obtained by processing entities.

Presenter: Carlos Alvarez MA, LRCT, Director of Student Discipline and Restorative Practices & Acting Dean –  Bright Star Schools

 

Room: Catalina C3

What Happens When We Follow the Recommendations of the Safe Schools Initiative?

In 2004, the US Secret Service published the Safe Schools’ Initiative as a resource to help schools prevent school shootings and address targeted violence on campus.  A few of the program development recommendations included Assessment of the School’s Emotional Climate, a focus on Building Trusting Relationships, and an overall effort to establish a Mechanism to Sustain Safe Schools.  In this session, participants will learn how John Vandenburgh, a former Safe Schools administrator, followed the recommendations outlined in the Initiative. He not only created safer schools, he also developed an Evidenced Based Program Model that was found to increase attendance rates and academic scores!

Presenter: John Vandenburgh – PCE Solutions

 

Room: Avalon 2

You Might Be a Crisis Manager If...

Jonathan Bernstein, crisis management professional, humorously states, “You might be a Crisis Manager if……you can launch a blog, post multiple social media messages, and eat lunch…all in a half hour.” Today, that window seems like it might have been whittled down to minutes! In the fast-moving frenzy of today's digital ‘life,’ where every person with a smart device is a walking news reporter, your crisis communication must be proactive, thorough, correct and quick. Communication to campus stakeholders before, during, and after an emergency should be well-developed and the result of extensive internal and external collaboration long before the first photo of your crisis appears on Instagram. Anthony, the Director of Communications, and Melissa, a Project Manager for a large elementary school district, will provide tools and recommendations for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education to enhance crisis communications through planning and coordination. The participants learn about valuable knowledge gained from real world events and emergency exercise scenarios. They will also leave with communication checklists and documents that can be modified for use at their institution.

Presenters: Anthony Millican, Director, Communications and Community Development, and Melissa Minas – Chula Vista Elementary School District

 

Room: Avalon 3

Safe Sport Zone: New Innovative Ideas for Funding After-Hour Activities

This training is certified by the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations), NIAAA, (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association), CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute), and Safe Sport Zone. Research tells us that cost of security will continue to rise even as school budgets remain the same. This breakout session will explain ways to cut school/school district costs while providing the safest venue possible. The session will also include “what to do” if you should encounter a school crisis emergency scenario. Utilizing “Smart School Security” techniques, schools can provide an affordable, safe campus after the dismissal bell rings. Jay has written the NIAAA national leadership training course called “Emergency Management.” Everyone attending will receive a certificate at the end of the session.

Presenter: Jay Hammes, CMAA  

 

Room:Anacapa

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

 

1:45 – 3:00 P.M.

Room: Catalina A1

Gang Awareness

Topics of the class will be related to gang laws and enhancements, evolution of a gang member, graffiti, hand signs, and proper documentation.

Presenters: Deputy Art Tiscareno & Deputy Jasen DePaquale – Orange County Sheriff’s Department

 

 Room: Catalina A2

Why Are There Toilets in The JUUL Room

This session will address current vaping, juuling, alcohol, marijuana, and other current drug trends impacting our youth. The tobacco and e-cigarette companies continue to market directly to youth. Whether from media, peers, parents, teachers or law enforcement, adolescents are finding themselves in a cluster of mixed messages regarding vaping and marijuana use and its effects. Attendees will be educated on current marketing tactics, learn how to counter the messages, and create strategies to reduce these problems on their campus.

Presenters: Phillip Falcetti, MPH; Natalie Drake, MPH; Ashley Devin; Bryant Miramontes – National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - OC (NCADD-OC)

 

Room: Catalina A3

Ditching the “Data Rich and Information Poor” Narrative

This session will disrupt the “information poor” narrative and teach strategies for activating data for improvement. Participants will get a preview of California’s new Improvement Data Center, a hub for free data tools, and they will learn about California’s new focus on data quality and governance. Participants will learn about a high leverage data analysis protocol that can be utilized across multiple data points in any LEA. You won’t want to miss this session.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn a data analysis protocol that can be used with multiple data points across LEA’s.
  2. Participants will gain insight into data strategies around culture, climate, equity and fidelity.
  3. Learn about California’s focus on data governance and a new data center currently in development

Presenter: Dr. Jon Eyler – Collaborative Learning Solutions, LLC

 

Room: Catalina C1

The Warrior Mindset: Developing Mental Tenacity to Overcome Obstacles & Limitations

Fostering the proper mindset at every level of one's personal life as well as professional career is critical to developing the necessary mental tenacity to overcome daily challenges. I know this better than most. As a business owner since 1995, as a martial arts instructor for over 20 years, and as the father of three teenage boys, much of my life has been spent overcoming obstacles - in business and in life.

I offer my experience and expertise concerning specific methods for having the proper attitude and mindset so participants can perform their jobs to the best of their ability...and beyond.

Everyone is faced with obstacles in life – but those who have the “Warrior Mindset” are able to go though, around, under or over anything between them and their goals. This program enables the audience to identity with various traits of the warrior including the patience; harmony; fortitude; courage; innovation; respect; discipline; and teamwork to focus and apply the traits to the challenges they face every day in school, at work, with relationships, and more. It is a very empowering workshop and will leave attendees with a renewed sense of being able to achieve anything they set out to do!

Presenter: Pete Canavan, Personal Safety Expert and Host of Safety Talk

 

Room: Catalina C2

K-12 Best Practices in Critical Incident Response and Parent-Student Reunification

Learn best practices from Ryan Sanchez, Police Sargent at Livermore PD and CEO of Crisis Management Solutions, LLC for training your staff for emergency response, critical incident management and parent-student reunification. Participate in a live table-top exercise on parent-student reunification.

Presenters: Tom Hippensteel, Sales – Raptor Technologies, and Sergeant Ryan Sanchez, CEO – Crisis Management Solutions, LLC

 

Room: Catalina C3

Expand Student Mental Health Awareness and Services: The Project Cal-Well Initiative

Project Cal-Well is a five-year federal mental health initiative led by the California Department of Education (CDE), in partnership with three local education agencies (LEA’s) in Southern California. Since the program started, the percentage of the school populations that received services in Cal-Well schools doubled, student reports of school connectedness increased, and suicide ideation and suspension rates declined. This workshop will describe how schools can replicate Cal-Well’s approach to increase students’ and school staff’s awareness of mental health, and the availability of school and community-based mental health services. We will describe the implementation of our three-component model, share statewide resources and evaluation tools, and offer replication tips.

Presenters: Hilva Chan – CDE; Jeff Layland – Garden Grove USD; Sara Geierstanger – UCSF

 

Room: Avalon 2

How to Create Effective, Age-appropriate Active Shooter Drills

Active shooter and lockdown drills are having a significant psychological impact on students across the country. Hyper-realistic drills involving K-12 students have created an atmosphere of anxiety and trauma for both teachers and students. This series will provide participants with strategies to script, prepare for, and conduct effective active shooter/lockdown drills while minimizing psychological trauma to students and staff. Participants will also be instructed in effective reconciliation plans and messaging for parents/families in the aftermath of a drill or a critical incident. Most "best practices" involve drills that benefit law enforcement from a tactical standpoint but fall short in preparing students how to react before law enforcement arrives at the scene of a critical incident. On the other hand, untrained school administrators often rely on anecdotal evidence to create ineffective drills that have harmed students and educators. Science has proven that people (particularly children) do not learn well when they are subjected to fear and stress. Therefore, to teach educators and students how to respond effectively to a violent intruder, we must empower and teach them effective survivability strategies without subjecting them to undue stress.

Presenters: Adam Coughran, President – Safe Kids Inc.

 

Room: Avalon 3

Preparing for Medical Emergencies On And Off Campus

What training and equipment should be considered when handling Medical Emergencies on/off campus or on school buses with the emphasis on sports, activity trips and school social events. Included is the medical response to active killer, explosions and other mass casualties’ events.

Presenters: Brent Hull, EMT, Cal-MAT

 

Room:Anacapa

Working with Students Who Are Using: A School District's Perspective

Having trouble figuring out what to do for students who are using illegal drugs and alcohol? The influences are all around our kids and it will not be getting any easier on us. Learn some strategies that may help you in your school and district.

Presenters: Steve Behar, Director, Child Welfare and Attendance – Lake Elsinore Unified School District

 

3:15 – 4:30 P.M. 

 

Room: Catalina A1

Emergency Communication & Staying in Touch During Catastrophes Involving Network Failure

Interactive session discussing trends, failures, successes and protocols to prevent, navigate and mitigate emergency situations.

Presenter: Vic Merjanian, Esq. – Titan HST

 

Room: Catalina A2

The Piloting and Implementation of a Contraband Canine Program in a High School District

The Fullerton Joint Union High School District piloted a Contraband Canine program for the spring semester of 2019. The implementation of this program included demonstrating a need; Board approval; new Board Policy; parent education; student information and assemblies; working with the union; data tracking; and hiring a company.

Presenters:  Karl Zener; Al Hradecky; Betty Vutang; Belinda Mountjoy; Caroline Llewellyn; John Oldenburg; Sara Murrietta; Jacqueline Barry; Jon Shaw – Fullerton Joint Union High School District

 

Room: Catalina A3

Human Trafficking & Red Flag Identifiers for School 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 C1

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.

PresentersHeather Williams, Psy.D,– Orange County Sheriff’s Department and SergeantShane Millhollon – Orange County Sheriff’s Department

 

Room: Catalina C2

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 C3

The Power of Active Listening Skills

This session will focus on ten components of Active Listening Skills (ALS). ALS can be utilized not only for everyday conversation to better understand what the speaker is actually saying, but also for conversing with individuals in crisis, where understanding what is being said to you (verbal and non-verbal) is critical. Attendees will receive instruction on proper use of all ten ALS, including what to say and not say during a conversation with someone in crisis. Scenario-based training will take place as well. Attendees may obtain session notes if desired.

Presenter: Kevin Brigg, Speaker, Author, and Veteran

 

Room: Avalon 2

Creating a Practical K-12 Emergency Operations Center

School districts are often faced with a variety of emergencies that impact one or several schools at one time. In most of these cases, the emergency is immediately handled by school personnel and first responding agencies.

Schools districts are in the business to educate students and often rely heavily on law enforcement and fire departments to keep them safe. When that catastrophic emergency impacts a region and first responders are unable to respond to area schools, school districts and their personnel are now tasked, as first responders, to protect students, staff and district property.

Creating a viable (practical) school district emergency operations center program with its sole purpose to support the multiple school incident command systems will enhance the effective response of school district personnel and school district resources to impacted school campuses.

Presenter: Stephen Bucheli Bayne, Ed.D., Director, Risk Management & Insurance – Irvine Unified School District

 

Room: Avalon 3

School-Based Gang Intervention

Paul Carrillo is an expert on youth/gang violence and is part of an elite group of practitioners who are largely responsible for the record-low gang crime statistics in Los Angeles. Paul works as a consultant for the federal government, visiting: El Salvador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Ireland, London, and St. Kitts & Nevis.

In 2008, while providing school-based gang intervention services at a middle school, Paul was able to identify the gang leader and began engaging the student. Resistant at first, the young man ultimately consented to services. After several weeks of relationship building, Paul was asked a very critical question by the young man. "Can you help me get out of the gang?". This almost never happens as it is very dangerous for kids to leave a gang.

The teaser is, Paul and his partner helped this young man and 12 other students leave the gang. There were several very critical moments that if not navigated properly, all 13 young men would be in danger. Today, proudly, the former gang leader on campus just graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and is working at a law firm while studying for the bar exam.

 Presenter: Paul Carrillo, Executive Director –  Southern California Crossroads

 

Room: Anacapa

Changing the Culture of a School: Bullying Prevention

This workshop highlights a social perspective about bullying and the relevance to school culture, clarifying the importance of all stakeholders in addressing issues. Discussions and activities focus on helping participants to develop intervention and prevention practices to respond to issues.

Presenters: Hope Migliaccio, Principal – Pleasant Grove Middle School and Todd Migliaccio, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies –  California State University Sacramento