3:15 – 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 18


Room: Catalina A1

Monday Morning Blues

It's Monday morning and, as students arrive on campus, you notice a crowd forming. Two students start fighting. By the time, you and your vice principal have stopped the fight and interviewed witnesses, it's on Instagram. What do you do next? This workshop is a participatory simulation of effective school social media incident response

Presenter – Matthew Soeth – #ICANHELP, Co-Founder


Room: Catalina A2

Breaking Down the Bullying Infrastructure in Schools

Conflict is almost certain whenever people from different backgrounds are placed in the same setting. This is particularly true for public programs that serve a diverse group of youths. However, when confronted with repetitive behaviors intended to harm, many adolescents do not have the skill set to combat bullying behaviors. In order to lessen the impact of bullying behaviors in public programs, interventions must target both the victims and the bullies. Youth who are targets of bullying should be taught the appropriate responses to bullying behavior. Youth who are labeled as bullies should be taught to use his/her natural leadership ability for pro-social change in schools and the elevation of peers. This session will address the social structure of bullying and action steps for professionals to follow when bullies and victims are identified.

Presenter – Eric Landers – Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University


Room: Catalina A3

Drug Recognition and 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 and not just alcohol? What kind of behaviors will students display while under the influence? What types of drugs are being introduced to our youth?

  • Explain 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 – Sergeant Alonzo Winston – Orange County Sheriff’s Department and – Deputy Michael Walters – Orange County Sheriff’s Department


Room: Catalina C1

Safe Schools: Preventing the Bomb Maker

In this session participants will learn the power of a strong School and Law Enforcement Partnership. This workshop will examine the actions taken by the SLEP to uncover a 15-year-old boy in a suburb of Southern California making the bomb Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP).  Made from simple ingredients purchased at Home Depot and Beauty Supply Stores, TATP is often found used by suicide bombers in the Middle East.  Participants will discover the prevention steps taken by the SLEP to discover the student known by his peers as the “Bomb maker”.

Presenter – John Vandenburgh – President PCE Solutions


Room: Catalina C2

The Active Shooter Response & Impact of Workplace Violence


This interactive presentation helps participants increase their situational awareness and personal safety at work and where ever they go in their communities. Using the run-hide-fight model, participants will learn about the law enforcement response to an active shooter, the stressors of a 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, PsyD, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and – Investigator Shane Millhollon, Orange County Sheriff’s Department


Room: Catalina C3

Detection and Action on Child Sexual Abuse Behaviors

Child Sexual Abuse is the largest liability exposure facing California schools. This session will focus on specific traits, characteristics and behaviors of the Child Sexual Abuser. Participants will be provided with tools & resources to help in identification and prevention.

Presenters – Ron Martin and Diane Cranley


Room: Avalon 2

Cal-SCHLS Surveys- Connecting the Dots

Cal-SCHLS Surveys can be used to collect important data from students and staff to help create a safe school climate within the school community.  What do you do with the data once you receive it though?  Come learn some ideas on how to connect the dots using the CHKS and the CSSS with students, staff, and stakeholder groups. A PowerPoint template will be provided to assist in presenting the data from the CHKS and CSSS to others.

Presenter – Erin Hill and Steve Behar, Ed.D. – Director, Child Welfare and Attendance, Lake Elsinore USD


Room: Avalon 3

Five P's of School Security

This presentation will demonstrate the importance of having a balanced security plan for K-12 Districts.  Several different initiatives will be discussed in the areas of: People, Property, Policy, Planning and Practice.  Use of objective and subjective measuring tools to determine the success or shortcomings of your district's security plan.

Presenter – Christi Barrett – Superintendent, Hemet Unified School District and – Chris Wynn – Director of Security, Hemet Unified


Room: Anacapa

Integrating School Social Workers and EV practices into your Safe Schools Plan

This workshop will look at commonalities of recent school shooters and how Schools can use their School Social Workers and evidence-based practices to prevent school shootings and recover from such tragedies.

Presenters – Daryl Thiesen – Prevention Programs Coordinator II, KCSOS and – Sal Arias – Prevention Specialist, KCSOS