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Maryland Center for School Safety to Hold Summer Conference, August 14-15

Conference will focus on School Safety efforts, experiences and procedures

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Center for School Safety will hold its 2017 School Safety Summer Conference August 14-15, 2017. This two-day conference will feature presentations, discussions and experiences all in the name of improving school safety.

Throughout the conference various national and local school safety experts will present and initiate discussions on School Safety and Emergency Management, with an emphasis on preparing and preventing emergency situations.

Please direct any questions concerning the Summer School Safety Conference to Ed Clarke at edward.clarke@mcac.maryand.gov.

WHEN: August 14-15, 2017
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Annapolis
173 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

DAY 1:

8:15 a.m.: Tragedy at Columbine and Lessons Learned- a presentation from Frank DeAngelis, the former Principal of Columbine High School.

1 p.m.: Law Enforcement and Youth Interaction- The Power of Dialogue Circles-featuring experiences and input from youth involved with the Law Enforcement and Youth Interaction Program as well as insight from program facilitators.

DAY 2:

10 a.m.: 13 Reasons Why: Advice and Tools for Schools- an overview of student suicide assessment and prevention and a reflection on the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, presented by the Director for Psychological Services for Montgomery County Public Schools, Dr. Christina Connolly.

11:30 a.m.: Outstanding School Safety Awards- various school superintendents, sheriffs, school administrators, security directors, school resource officers and private school representatives will be recognized for their efforts in creating a safe and secure learning environment during the 2016/2017 school year.

2:15 p.m.: Heroin/ Opioid Crisis Overview and Law Enforcement Perspective- an overview of the current heroin and opioid crisis, presented by Clay Stamp, Executive Director of the Maryland Opioid Command Center, with local law enforcement perspective from Detective Sergeant Ken Brown of the Maryland State Police.

The Maryland Center for School Safety is an independent unit of State government established to provide a comprehensive, coordinated approach to school safety for the State’s schools. The Center coordinates its work with the Maryland State Police, MSDE and other agencies.


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