3:15 – 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 19
Room: Catalina A1
Shots Fired! Are you Prepared for a School Shooting?
The goal of this workshop is to explore commonly held myths about school shootings and to discuss effective strategies to prepare and respond to a school shooting.
Presenters – Josef Levy – Commander, Long Beach Police Department (Ret)
Room: Catalina A2
Dealing with a Threat to Your Campus and the Follow-Up Communications
Troy High School, a high-performing school
and one of seven high schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, recently found themselves in the public eye due to a student threat identi ed as a “Columbine-like plan.”
The reality is that two 15-year-old students were overheard saying the wrong thing, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with an unhealthy Internet interest in school shootings, in an era where you just cannot do that anymore. The school and Fullerton Police Department reaction was swift, the consequences were serious, and the communication continues. This presentation will share the perspective of the police, site administrators, district administrators, and the TRHS staff members and parents.
Presenters – Will Mynster, Ed.D, – TRHS Principal, Laura Rubio – TRHS Assistant Principal, Jennifer Williams, Ed.D, – Executive Director Administrative Services, Sergeant Radus – Fullerton Police Department Public Information Of cer, RO Andrew Coyle, Fullerton Police Department
Room: Catalina A3
Sexual Abuse in Schools – How Do We Make It Stop?
Despite the annual Mandated Reporter training for school employees, sexual abuse claims continue to be a challenge. The California Supreme Court
is reviewing legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on abuse claims. If passed, the nancial consequences would be signi cant. Whether the legislation is upheld or not, the abuse needs to stop. An established abuse prevention program will protect kids, schools
and your community. This session focuses on preventing abuse before it happens. Attendees will be provided with tools, knowledge and understanding about behaviors that will empower employees to take action.
Presenters – Ron Martin – Vice President, Keenan & Associates and Diane Cranley – Prevention Consultant and Author of 8 Ways to Create their Fate
Room: Catalina CI
Restorative Justice: An Insider’s Perspective
From 45-year prison term to law-abiding citizen. Learn how restorative-justice principles change lives. Offering a rst-person story showing the transformation from prisoner to good citizenship.
Presenter – Michael Santos
Room: Catalina C2
Strengthening School Safety by Building Belonging
Maslow ranked “belonging” as third in his hierarchy of needs of human satisfaction and ful llment, right after physiological needs
and safety. However, one could argue that belonging and safety have a bene cial symbiotic relationship with each making the other stronger. Research reveals that employees who have
close relationships at work are more focused, productive, get sick less often and have more satis ed customers. Within the context of education, this suggests that engaged teachers have more satis ed students. When people feel a sense of belonging within an organization, powerful school climate indicators increase: connection, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and commitment. These increases cultivate climates of safety in schools.
In this highly engaging and hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the science behind the sense of belonging and how it can cultivate student and staff connections, positive behavior, academic engagement, and improved well-being. Participants will walk away with fun and simple strategies they can implement right away to cultivate a more safe and connected community at their school or workplace.
Presenter – Joelle Hood – Senior Consultant, Collaborative Learning Solutions
Room: Catalina C3
Creating a Safe and Supportive School Climate For All – From Assessment to Implementation
According to the 2013-15 California Healthy Kids Survey, one in three high school students reported being bullied or harassed at school and one in five experienced cyber bullying. In addition, one
in three cannot report at least one caring adult at school; half do not feel part of the school. One-third reported chronic sadness and one in ve high school students reported suicidal ideation. In other words, we are failing one in three students in our schools!
What can we do to collectively create a safe and caring learning environment for our students, and an equally supportive teaching environment for our staff?
While ‘School Climate’ is one of eight state priorities in the Local Control and Accountability Plan, it is the fundamental piece. A school with a safe, supportive, and respectful climate supports learning and teaching, and allows students to take advantage of the challenging curriculum and engaging instruction provided by the school staff.
This workshop will explore the many aspects of school climate: from assessment and selection
of strategies, to implementation. We will share tools and resources from a ve year federal pilot project, California Safe and Supportive Schools, as well as ongoing school climate resources from the California Department of Education.
Presenter – Hilva Chan – Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education
Room: Avalon 2
The Law Enforcement (LE) and School Partnership - Bringing the SRO on Campus
This workshop illustrates the bene ts of having an SRO at the school campus. Using the three prong discipline principles of law enforcement of cer, LE counselor and teacher/educator, the SRO introduces a school-policing philosophy to ensure a safe environment for student success. Learn how SROs in California schools are intricate and invaluable partners.
Presenters – Vlad A. Anderson – Law Enforcement Consultant, 12 year SRO and Rudy Perez – LAUSD Police, NASRO Region 9 Director
Room: Avalon 3
Debunking the Myths: “All About that Vape”
The recent emergence of electronic cigarettes and vapes has created differing messages about dangers of use from the prevention community and the enticing advertising techniques used
to gain customers. These products appeal to youth because of ashy technology, appealing avors, and as a trendy habit. But youth may
not understand nicotine’s addictive properties
or the consequences the other chemicals found
in electronic cigarette vapor may have on their health. This presentation was developed as a collaborative effort between the Orange County Department of Education and America on Track because of concerns about inaccurate information students were receiving from peers and the media about these products. This workshop will provide attendees the knowledge to present
this 45 min - 1 hour presentation to youth and provide further resources about these products. The target population is middle and high school students. The presentation has three components: 1) a trivia game about the chemicals found in these products and dangers associated with
their use, 2) advertising techniques tobacco and vaping companies use to entice users, and 3) ways students can say no and still keep their friends. Attendees will also receive a link to download a copy of the presentation.
Presenter – Ryan Crowdis – Project Manager, Tobacco Use Prevention Education – Orange County Department of Education