“SAFE SCHOOLS” - The Next Generation Conference - 2007


April 26 & 27, 2007

Marriott Conference Center
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Littleton, Colorado 80124

April 26th – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 27th – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided.
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A conference on enhancing school safety through information sharing and
collaborative response.

Who should attend? Superintendents, principals, assistant principals, counselors, community law enforcement, school resource officers, social services, mental health staff, district attorneys or others responsible for school safety. Please distribute widely.

Conference Sponsors:

• Office of the Colorado Attorney General • Cherry Creek School District
• Office of the Governor of Colorado • North Highland Company
• The Colorado Trust • Microsoft Corporation
• Colorado Department of Education • Symantec Corporation
• University of Colorado Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence • The Colorado Rockies Charity Fund
• Colorado School Districts Self-Insurance Pool • Denver Public Schools
• Ciber Corporation • Colorado Association of School Executives
• Creating Caring Communities • Colorado Association of School Boards
  • Colorado Department of Human Services


Day 1 - April 26, 2007:

10:00-10:15   Welcome and administrative remarks
10:15-10:30   Attorney General Suthers – School Violence: Solutions for a Community Problem
10:30-11:30   The Relationship of School Climate and Violence to Academic Achievement (Dr. Del Elliott, Director, CU Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence).
11:30-12:15   Information Sharing to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency, Perspectives from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Jennifer Mankey, Executive Director, Center for Network Development).
12:15- 12:30   Box lunches provided to enjoy during lunch speaker.
12:30-1:30   Detecting Violence Rehearsals and Teaming for Response (Dr. John Nicoletti, Forensic Psychologist, Nicoletti-Flater and Associates).
1:30-2:30   Safe School Reporting Requirements and Proactive Steps to take with At-Risk Students (Kathy Shannon, Legal and Policy Counsel for Colorado Association of School Boards, Finessa Farrell, Project Director, CASA START, Colorado Foundation for Families and Children, Chris Saiz, Ph.D., School Psychologist, Douglas County School District, Tim Turley, Denver Public Schools, PACE Program.
2:30-3:00   Adolescents, Substance Abuse, and Co-occurring Disorders (Marc S. Condojani, LCSW, CAC III, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Colorado, Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD).
3:15-3:30   Break
3:30-5:00   Small group panels:
1.)   Substance Abuse (panel still being assembled).
2.)   The Role of Mental Health in Schools (Bill Bane, M.S.W., Program Specialist, Division of Mental Health, Colorado Department of Human Services, Stephanie A. John, M.S., LMFT Program Manager, CASASTART, Community Reach Center, Michele G. Kelley, Director, Alternative Education, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Jennifer Wagner, M.A., LPC, Manager, School Based Therapy Program, Community Reach Center).
3.)   Suicide Prevention and Intervention (Jarrod Hindman, M.S., Office of Suicide Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Linda Kanan, Ph.D, District Intervention Coordinator, Cherry Creek School District, Kay Wilmesher, Research Analyst, Littleton Youth Initiative, Nita Laramie-Eaton, School Psychologist, Adams 12 Five Star Schools).
4.)   Bullying and Harassment: Breaking the Code of Silence (Eric Jacobson, Risk Assessment Manager, Colorado School District Self-Insurance Pool, Bill Porter, Ph. D, author, Bullyproofing Your School, Creating Caring Communities, Susan Payne, Director, Safe2Tell, Special Investigator, Colorado Dept. of Public Safety).
5.)   Recognition and Prevention of Sexual Offending and Dating Violence (Craig Mansanares, School Resource Officer, Longmont Police Department, Melina Fraga, Violence Prevention Educator, Project PAVE, Scott Hefty, Community Safety Officer, Crimes Against Children Unit, District Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial District).
6.)   School Crisis planning: Using Homeland Security Collaborations and the National Incident Management System (Pat Sullivan, Director of Safety and School Security, Cherry Creek School District, Larry Borland, Executive Director of Safety and Transportation, Douglas County Schools).

Day 2 - April 27, 2007:

9:00-10:15   Small group panel REPEATS
10:30-11:45   Interrupting Violence Rehearsals (Dr. John Nicoletti)
11:54-12:00   Box lunch provided to enjoy during lunch speakers.
12:00-1:00   The Positive Results of Preparation and Lessons Learned from the Platte Canyon experience (Dr. James Walpole, Superintendent, Platte Canyon School District, Fred Wegener, Park County Sheriff, Cheryle Mangels, Executive Director, Colorado School District Self-Insurance Pool).
1:00-2:30   Collaborating through Interagency Social Support Teams: A Success Story (Norm Kirsch, Child Welfare, Colorado Dept. of Human Services, Troy Renken, Chief of Police, Town of Platteville, Stephanie Kramm, Student Success Coordinator, Weld County School District RE-1, Kyle Ragland, Youth Services Supervisor, Weld County Human Services, Brent Nittman, Director, Platte Valley Youth Services Center, Molly Bernard, Investigator, 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Weld County Juvenile Assessment Center, Dr. Jo Barbie, Superintentendent, Weld County School District RE-1, Carl Larson, Professor Emeritus, Denver University, Dept. of Human Communication Studies).
2:30-2:45   Championing School Safety in Your Community (Attorney General John Suthers).


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