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The 2018 Safe Schools Conference will focus on creating a positive school culture that supports academic success and student engagement. The conference will include state and national experts presenting the latest research in school safety and youth violence prevention, effective program models, promising practices, networking opportunities and more. This 20th anniversary event will feature distinguished speakers, informative workshops and specialized exhibitors.

Conference participants will represent multiple disciplines and professions involved in working towards enhancing school safety and youth violence prevention and intervention plans for schools and those individuals who are impacted by acts of bullying or other forms of peer aggression.

A special conference track for School Security Personnel from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will provide a one-and-a-half-day course “Adolescent Mental Health Training for the SRO.” School resource officers, school police officers, law enforcement and school safety leaders are qualified to attend.

The conference will offer presentations, workshops and best-practice information on:

  • Effective school safety and youth prevention programs and strategies
  • Creating and enhancing positive school culture/climate
  • Student engagement
  • Creating an inclusive and respectful school culture
  • Bullying and protected class harassment
  • Teen dating violence prevention
  • Comprehensive mental health supports
  • And many others

This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, school resource officers, law enforcement and other community partners.


Presented by Center for Safe Schools and Center for Schools and Communities.