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2020 Safe Schools Conference – Keeping our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities

Week of December 7 | Virtual Event | #SafeSchoolsConf2020

This virtual, high quality event will offer professional development focused on school safety, bullying prevention, emergency and crisis response, and other relevant topics. Hear state and national experts present the latest research and trends in school safety, youth violence prevention, evidence-based program models, promising practices, and more.

This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, school cyber and technology professionals, cybersecurity experts, virtual instructional programming experts, student support personnel, teachers, alternative education staff, school nurses, student assistance team, and school counselors, school psychologists, school safety coordinators, local law enforcement, school resource officers, and community partners.

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Bullying and Suicide: What Educators Need to Know

In this recorded session, presenters Dr. Sue Limber and Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr, experts in bullying and crisis prevention/response, address issues of adolescent suicide and bullying experiences. This webinar was hosted by the Center for Safe Schools with funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Highmark Foundation.


Lifelines™ Intervention Helping Students At Risk for Suicide

Lifelines Intervention is a school based three tiered intervention model to prevent suicide. The first tier involves early identification and assessment of at-risk students, the second tier includes referral to community resources for additional support services and the third tier enhances protective factors which increase resilience and provide defense against stressors.


Multiple Pathways to Academic Success Online Series

Multiple Pathways to Academic Success Online Series provides professionals serving at-risk youth with cutting-edge information and research to enhance their efforts to engage disenfranchised young people. Part of the Multiple Pathways to Academic Success Project, the Series is designed to improve educational outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system; disconnected young people who are out of school or in the foster care system; and youth who are habitually truant or exhibiting disruptive behaviors that demonstrate a likelihood that they will enter the juvenile justice system if proper supports are not in place.


More Professional Development Opportunities

Bullying Prevention
Emergency Management