June 18 – 19, 2020 • Day One 8:00 to 3:30 • Day Two 8:00 to 12:30
The Annual Conference will focus on current school safety concerns and strategies. Participants will be provided with the latest information on adolescent risk behaviors and trends in bullying/cyberbullying, gang involvement, drug use, mental health concerns, violence on campus including what is known about active assailant attacks on school campuses. Participants will receive information on sound strategies to reduce negative behaviors, provide for effective and appropriate interventions and effective discipline. Building a positive school climate is part of the LCAP requirements, sound strategies to build a positive school culture and climate to reduce negative behaviors, increase school connectedness, attendance and reduce absenteeism and drop-out are needed at the district and site levels.
Sessions will examine critical issues such as social media use and the link to depression, vaping, opioid and other drug use, human trafficking, suicide, averting the active assailant, effective tier I – school climate efforts, tier II interventions, tier III screening and interventions, mentoring programs to build connectedness. Each session will discuss the trends and strategies. The conference will have several sessions examining successful strategies including school interventions, mentoring, alternative education programs, building connections, youth leadership and more.