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Texas: Irving, TX | June 25-26 | East: Herndon, VA | July 19-20
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East Hot Topic Meetups

The Campus Safety Hot Topic Meetups provide an informal venue for attendees to openly discuss current topics of focused mutual interest. Join us for an interactive forum to network, learn and share best practices with those who are passionate about the safety and security of our nation's K-12 and Higher Education campuses.  Please note: seating is limited to 10-12 people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Don't just observe, ENGAGENETWORK, and LEARN!


Thursday, July 13
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM


Initial Response to Reports of Sexual Violence and Trauma

Kelley Hodge

Kelley Hodge

Attorney
Elliott Greenleaf, P.C.

Initial Response to Reports of Sexual Violence and Trauma

This discussion will be centered on best practices in how to appropriately and effectively respond within the first 1-5 days to a reported incident of sexual assault or gender–based harassment in a higher education setting.  The purpose of the discussion is to offer suggestions about the systems that an institution should have in place that enhance the focus on a trauma-centered approach to responsiveness to instances of sexual violence and that comply with federal guidance on Title IX.

Community Involvement for School Safety

Michele Gay

Michele Gay

Co-Founder/Executive Director
Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative

Sponsor:

Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative

Preparing K-12 Students for College

Stephen Lopez

Stephen Lopez

Chief of Police
New Mexico State University Police Department

This discussion will help K-12 teachers and administrators who are involved with Early College High Schools and dual credit programs assist students in safely making the transition from K-12 schools into the college environment.  It includes discussion about maturity levels, common perceptions and misconceptions about safety on college campuses, and key talking points about what parents and students might need to know.


Thursday, July 13
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


De-Escalating Toxic Situations

John Weinstein

John Weinstein

Commander, District 3
Northern Virginia Community College Police Department

Words matter!
 
What we say and how we say it can be the difference between a fight and voluntary compliance with police and security direction.  The words we choose, our tone, pitch, and volume, along with our non-verbal cues, can further our customer service goals and, in the case of a toxic situation, defuse it in a positive manner.  In addition to non-verbal cues, differences in age, culture, expectations, and self-perceptions can cause misunderstanding and conflict.  This session will talk about the 3 Es needed to de-escalate toxic situations: explanation, empathy, and ego control, and a technique for gaining compliance in difficult situations.

Civilian Leadership Within a Law Enforcement Agency

Elizabeth Carreño-Sarabia

Elizabeth Carreño-Sarabia

Community Relations Manager
USC Department of Public Safety

Elizabeth Carreño-Sarabia will discuss what she has learned through her involvement with civilian promotion/leadership within a law enforcement agency. She will focus on preparation/finding a mentor, selecting and training your personnel, subject matter expertise, and academic commitments.

Use of Technology for a Consistent Training Message

Kevin Wren

Kevin Wren

Security Director
Rock Hill School District

There are a couple of thousand employees that need to be trained on OSHA standards, school board policy, emergency protocols, and hazard mitigation.  How do you get them all trained?  This discussion will focus on using technology to get out a consistent training message.  

Sponsor:

Rock Hill School District

The Campus Safety National Forum is the perfect opportunity for attendees to network with other professionals and remain proactive in the management of school safety.