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Children Youth and Families (CYF-SOC) Conference 2019


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Children Youth and Families System of Care Training Academy Presents
School Safety: Envisioning Safer Schools

The safety and support of a child’s school environment plays an essential role in their development and success. When students feel safe and supported at school, they are likely to have better school attendance and academic achievement, and they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as substance use and violence. Unfortunately, there is an undeniable, increasing prevalence of emergency situations in schools. Exposure to violence at school is associated with many negative outcomes for students, including depression, suicide, substance use, academic problems, and violent behavior. The fear of violence alone can affect students’ development, concentration, and ability to learn. In this full-day conference, presentations will address threat assessment models, school teaming, and other prevention strategies. Conference participants will be provided with culturally responsive interventions, tools, and resources to more effectively assess for and enhance school safety, increase response effectiveness, and improve school/community/parent communication.

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Training Materials

We are pleased to announce that we are going GREEN! All conference materials are available electronically on our website prior to the conference. Please print a copy of the training materials to bring with you if you would like a physical copy of the booklet.

Conference Materials

Keynote and General Session

Breakout Sessions

Learning Objectives

  • Identify culturally responsive interventions, tools and resources to assist in enhancing school safety
  • Discuss strategies to mitigate school risk
  • Apply strategies for de-escalation and risk reduction in schools
  • Describe effective practices for building supportive relationships on school campuses
  • Explain the impact of secondary trauma for school staff and service providers
  • Identify three action steps to meaningfully partner with youth and families, school staff, behavioral health providers, and the justice system in an effort to advance school safety

Trainer Bios

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