Mental Health

Getting Your Community Involved in School Safety & Security

Getting Your Community Involved in School Safety & Security

Michele Gay of Safe and Sound Schools shares her journey as a parent advocate, discusses the Parents for Safer Schools program and hosts a discussion with a panel of ‘Parents for Safer Schools’ leaders.

Addressing Mental Health & Suicidal Concerns During Remote and Hybrid Operations

Addressing Mental Health & Suicidal Concerns During Remote and Hybrid Operations

Doctors Marisa Randazzo and Melissa Reeves discuss student supports as mental health concerns continue to increase during the pandemic.

Bystander Intervention: Stand Up, Speak Up, Act Up

Bystander Intervention: Stand Up, Speak Up, Act Up

We make decisions daily about whether to act based upon our morals and values or surrender them based on fear, bias, indifference or some other factor. But everyone, including faculty, staff, students, safety directors, law enforcement, and administrators, have a responsibility to speak up.

Evaluating School Climate and Culture: Ensuring Safe & Caring School Communities in the Age of COVID-19

Evaluating School Climate and Culture: Ensuring Safe & Caring School Communities in the Age of COVID-19

Nick Chernoff will discuss digital trends impacting school safety throughout North America, violent behavior patterns, and all facets of bullying and successful intervention strategies. In addition, staff and student online safety strategies will be reviewed.

Mental Health and COVID-19: Caring for Others and Yourself in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Mental Health and COVID-19: Caring for Others and Yourself in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Dr. Melissa Reeves discusses how to recognize the signs/symptoms of stress among staff, campus first responders, students, and ourselves, while also providing concrete strategies to help identify, understand, and manage emotions. Resources that prioritize relationships, human connections, and balancing physical and psychological safety will be emphasized. 

Suicide on Campus: A Case Study on Incident Response, Lockdown, Mental Health and More

Suicide on Campus: A Case Study on Incident Response, Lockdown, Mental Health and More

Guy M. Grace and representatives from Littleton Public Schools and the Douglas County School District will share some of their experiences in responding to school emergencies and what happened in the aftermath to them and their families.

De-Escalation: Using Crisis Negotiator Skills in the Educational Environment

De-Escalation: Using Crisis Negotiator Skills in the Educational Environment

This Action Plan led by Alan Walters the Director of Safety and Risk Management for the Georgetown County School District will expose you to techniques that successful negotiators use and practice to de-escalate crisis and emergency situations.

Dealing With In-Custody Patients: Risks and Liabilities

Dealing With In-Custody Patients: Risks and Liabilities

In this session presented by John O’Malley, Campus Security Staff will walk away with a better understanding of the legality behind hospital detention and how to utilize best practices in this area if or when they find themselves dealing with forensic patients.

Compassion Fatigue:  Who Helps the Helpers?

Compassion Fatigue: Who Helps the Helpers?

Learning about the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue will enable participants to increase awareness within themselves and/or support colleagues who might be suffering in silence.

Improving Transportation Safety: A Behavioral Approach

Improving Transportation Safety: A Behavioral Approach

This program will provide participants with an understanding of proactive strategies they can implement with bus drivers in order to maintain control and improve the safety of students during transportation.