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2013 Kansas Safe, Healthy and Prepared Schools Conference

September 16-17, 2013

Manhattan Conference Center
410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Safe, Healthy and Prepared Schools Conference! The registration link and agenda are located at Registration fee is only $25!!

This year the keynote speakers are:
• Dr. Horatio Sanchez (brain science and resiliency)

• Sharon Watson, Public Affairs Director, Dept. of the Kansas Adjutant General

Pre-Conference Strands include:

• Tackling Bullying Behaviors in Schools: A Restorative Model to Restore Relationships and Build Community, Dr. Kim Mason, University of New Orleans

• Tabletop Exercises for School Settings, Dr. Bob Hull, Director of Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools; Cait Purinton, Exercise Coordinator, KDEM; Terry Plouger, Preparedness Branch Director; Jerry Tenbrink, Training Coordinator, Kansas Office of the Attorney General

• How to Implement Social-Emotional Character Development, KSDE SECD Standards Committee

• The Best Antidote to Bullying Behavior, Joe Coles, Rachel’s Challenge

Breakout session topics include:
- Teaching Tolerance in Schools (Southern Poverty Law Center)

- Bullying Prevention

- Sustainability

- Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

- Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools

- Intruderology

- Schools and Public health Working Together

- The Media, Sex and Violence

- “It Takes a Village” The Concussion Team Approach

- Support for Secondary Trauma

- Survey of Excessive Heat Policies and Practices in Ks.

- Suicide Prevention

- School Crisis Incidents- Lessons Learned

- Working With Your School Resource Officer

- Ks. State Fire Marshall

- Implementing Social-Emotional Character Development (SECD)

- KSDE Climate and Culture Update

- Shawnee County Suicide Cluster Prevention Plan

- Human Trafficking in Ks.

Post-Conference Strands include:
- Manhattan Middle and High School Preparedness Tours (KCSPS)

- What Kansas School Needs to Know About Anti-Bullying and How to Enhance Your School’s Policy (Planting Peace, Equality House and the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice)

- Family Engagement (KPIRC)

For further information, please contact Kent Reed,, (785) 296-8109.

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