The Arizona Business & Education Coalition (ABEC) in partnership with Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, the Arizona School Administrators (ASA), and Grand Canyon University's Canyon Professional Development present the 2nd Annual School Safety event:
Summit on School Safety, Security and Trauma Informed Practices
The two-day event will feature nationally and regionally recognized leaders and multiple break-out sessions.
School violence and the impact on our communities, families, staff, and students is unacceptable. The purpose of this conference is to congregate leaders in the field of education, public policy, law enforcement, psychology and planning to expand the awareness and implementation of best practices in school safety, security, trauma-informed supports and mental/behavioral health. Participants will leave with actionable strategies to engage their communities in the pursuit of safer, healthier schools and neighborhoods. This event will focus on:
Developing tools to improve safety and security in our schools
Understanding mental and behavioral health needs in schools
Providing proven resources and tools for school safety and trauma prevention and intervention
Raising awareness regarding policy and advocacy efforts related to school safety and trauma informed practices.
Building community awareness on issues surrounding trauma in K12 schools.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Kirk M. Carpenter,Superintendent, Aztec Municipal School District, Aztec, NM
Registrants will have the opportunity to attend three breakout sessions (all on Friday). Breakout sessions include:
Policy and Advocacy Facilitated non-partisan discussions on policy interactions happening locally and nationally to support best practices in school safety, security, trauma-informed educational supports, and mental/behavioral health concerns at the K12 level. Information about how to approach policy change at the local, state and national level as well as state, local, federal and private funding mechanisms are included.
Trauma-informed Educational Supports Focus will be on specific strategies that schools can use to support students and/or adults in their settings to overcome the effects of trauma. Prevention, intervention, and/or general knowledge strategies, based in research/evidence, are included.
Mental and Behavioral Health Focus will be specific to mental and behavioral health supports as they apply to various school settings such as school counseling, community resources, wrap-around services, early warning indicators, or the psychology of school violence.
Safety and Security Focus will include physical safety, use of technology, construction and design, school safety plans and site assessment teams, and pre- and post-event planning or response. Strategies will reflect individual school culture, demographics, and location.
Grand Canyon University 3300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday, May 8, 2020 8:30am - 3:00pm
For Sponsorship or Speaker and Presenter Opportunities, contact Dick Foreman (ABEC President & CEO) by phone at 602-499-2437. For questions regarding registration contact Karen Kehlenbach, Director of Business & Event Services, Arizona Business & Education Coalition (ABEC) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For venue information please email CanyonProfDev@gcu.edu.