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February 15, 2023 ♦ University of Richmond

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
To submit a session proposal for Safe & Healthy Schools Conference, click here.

WHY ATTEND? 
Do you want to connect and collaborate with VAIS peers?
Are you looking for best-practices for cultivating student well-being?
Are you interested in timely topics and strategies to support a safe and healthy school environment? 
Then this is the program for you! 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  
School Counselors, Nurses, Athletics Directors, PE Teachers, School Safety & Security Professionals, Classroom Teachers, School Leaders

HOW WILL WE LEARN?  
This 1-day in-person event will include an engaging Keynote address, Learning Tracks for Counselors, Health & Wellness Educators, and Safety Personnel with timely topic concurrent sessions, a Deep Dive Workshop for Safety Professionals, and small group collaborative conversations. 

442 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
Wednesday, February 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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SPEAKERS:

KEYNOTE: Dr. Scott Poland, Professor of Psychology & Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, NSU Florida;  Poland is a licensed psychologist, an internationally recognized expert,  and author on school safety, youth suicide, and school crisis prevention/intervention. He is dedicated to prevention and has testified about the mental health needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions. He is known for his dynamic and practical presentations and has received many awards including most outstanding psychologist in Texas, Houston Wage Peace Award, and Parkland Helping the Community Heal Award.

Deep Dive Safety & Security Workshop: Leading Despite Ambiguity & Uncertainty. Ken TrumpPresident, National School Safety & Security Services

 

 You may manage the threat and survive the crisis, but can you survive the leadership, political, and communications challenges that go along with it? This activity-driven workshop explores best practices for Pre-K-12 strategic crisis leadership and emergency risk communications associated with highly ambiguous and uncertain school safety, security, and emergency preparedness contexts. Participants in this workshop will:

  • Discover insights on the lessons learned from high-stakes school security civil litigation cases.

  • Practice integrating tabletop and premortum exercises to support a school's culture of safety.  

  • Participate in modified exercises and discover key takeaways to conquer your unique school emergency preparedness challenges. 

  • Identify the critical components of a crisis and how to apply a strategic focus on managing threats. 

  • Apply research-based prevention and management strategies for comprehensive school safety planning.

SCHEDULE:

SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Coffee Hour  
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Welcome / STOKE / Keynote  
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break and Visit with Sponsors  
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Counselors Track Health & Wellness Educator Track Sessions Safety Personnel Track Sessions
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break and Visit with Sponsors  
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Counselors Track Health & Wellness Educator Track Sessions Safety Personnel Track Sessions
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH, ACTIVITIES & VISIT WITH SPONSORS  
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Counselors Track Health & Wellness Educator Track Sessions Safety Personnel Track Sessions  
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Break and Visit with Sponsors 
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Counselors Track Health & Wellness Educator Track Sessions
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Gratitude & Closing  


REGISTRATION:
Registration includes program, breaks, and lunch. The final registration deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023. No refunds will be issued after that date. (See Cancellation Policy)

WHO FEE
VAIS MEMBER     $275     
NON-MEMBER   $550

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SPONSORS:
VAIS appreciates the support of the following Sponsors for the Safe & Healthy Schools.

Strategic Partner
Family Insights
George Mason University
University of Richmond

Event Sponsors
The Social Institute