International Violence Prevention
November 30 - December 4, 2005 -
Lilydale, Melbourne Victoria. Australia
place should be safer than our schools...
but are they as safe as they could be?
question is of particular interest to parents of students in New South
Wales schools where gang activities, violent attacks, drug dealing,
extortion and even playground stabbings led to a summit on school
violence in 2002.
18 APR 2005
grows at school attacks
and classroom aides have been punched, bashed with metal cans,
kicked, spat at and threatened with
knives, metal stakes and replica guns. Others
have been injured by chairs, rocks and computers thrown by angry students;
some have received written death threats.
The Herald Sun has catalogued dozens of
frightening student attacks on government and private school teachers
over the past 12 months.
BULLY BILL: $5 mil compo for hundreds of students - School violence
costs us $1.5 million [Read
sited two significant items:
- Schoolyard fights and bullies
have cost taxpayers almost $1.5 million in compensation over
the past two years (in Australia).
- Payouts of up to $250,000 have gone to 31
or other victims in Victorian government schools.
This conference and workshop will address these identified needs. Three
areas of violence in schools will be addressed in separate workshops:
Stops When Respect Begins: Learn
workshop leads to Certification as a Trainer in this special program. It
examines the 4 domains that support an environment of bullying, they
are, The Bully, The Victim, The School and The Parent. It will also
examine the role of the largest segment of those who support bullying:
The "stand by and do nothings." This program does not set forth
punishment for bullying but rather replaces poor behavior with the
positive character trait of Respect.
Train-the-Trainer: Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student:
consists of Certification Training in using a unique Assessment
Instrument to look at the Early and Imminent Warning Signs displayed by
a student. It does not predict violence in any student but will point
out a student who is in need of immediate help and what interventions
are appropriate and available.
and What Schools can do:
workshop will provide detailed information on the increasing
incidents of terrorist attacks, to include Chemical and Biological
agents and what schools can do. It will explore the practice
of terrorists turning to "soft targets" as the standard targets
become more difficult to reach. Most importantly, this workshop
will produce specific action schools may take as the Terrorist
Think you don't have time to
How much time or money do you
place on a student &/or Staff member's life or well being?
a disturbing thought that schools, which should be the home of
learning and nurturing, can also be violent and abusive.
Director of the Bureau of New South Wales Crime Statistics and
Research, Don Weatherburn, has delved into the violence and brutality
in schools in the largest study of it's kind in Australia.
His study focussed on schools which have had more than their fair
share of violent incidents.
International School Violence Prevention Conference and Workshop
Day 1 and 2. Train-the-Trainer: Bullying Stops When Respect
This is not just a anti-bullying punitive campaign. It teaches students the
character trait of respect and replaces bullying with a more positive
behavior. It is both a campaign and a program. Upon completion, you
will be Certified as a Trainer with the ability to return to your
school and train both staff and students to help others. There
Trainers Manual and
Student Character Ed. Workbook include as well.
Day 3 and Day 4. Train-the-Trainer:
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous
Student. What are the the
Warning Signs that Schools should know? If observed, what do
they mean? How important is just one sign? In this workshop, these and
many more questions will be answered. You will be Certified as a
Trainer to certify others in your agency to use the
Keys Assessment Instrument, a unique tool that weighs the early and
imminent warning signs and leads to identifying students who are in
need of immediate intervention.
5. Terrorism and What Schools Can
Do. This workshop will look at
common, existing delivery systems and concentrate on three major areas of
vulnerability within schools;
Terrorism is more widespread than ever and signs indicate that it will
continue to expand. Guidelines published for industry and government
agencies do not work well for schools. This workshop will discuss what
does work and what schools can do practically. At the completion of
this workshop, participants will have specific actions to take as
Terrorism becomes heighten.
If you work with students, as an educator, School Resource Officer,
parent or other capacity, make plans now to join us in Lilydale, Melbourne Victoria. Australia
November 30 through December 4, 2005 to learn from others in the field how your organization can
increase its' ability to safe-guard Students and Staff.
WHAT will be presented:
proven techniques internationally in 4 Countries
about School Shootings, Bullies and their Victims, Terrorism
for Potentially Dangerous Students
playing that works
of experiences, successes and failures
fullest, most exciting 4-day event of the year
WHO will be the presenters:
MS, LPC, NCC a native
of Miami, Florida and Director of Keys To Safer Schools.com, is a
Mental Health Therapist and past military Combat Controller/Air Traffic
Controller. He is a member of NASRO. As a former Director
of Program Development for a Tri-County Community Mental Health Center
and Assistant Director of Youth Services for a Tri-County Community
Mental Health Center, he provided Clinical work with serious offender
juveniles and families. He has worked with parents of school shooting
victims, law enforcement officers (ex. Officer who shot student in El
Cajon, California, at Granite Hills High School.) , Superintendents
at Schools involved in School Shootings (ex. Superintendent of
Schools in Pearl, Mississippi)
teachers, students, and more.
has served in the Australian Federal Police and has over 15 years of
Police Officer Survival training experience.
He has performed close
protection/security duties for 3 Prime Ministers, several Ambassadors and
Heads of State, Mr. William GATES and family and others. Kevin
designed and delivered training in relation to understanding the
psychology of targeted violence and the characteristics of violent
individuals using US Secret Service threat assessment methodologies. He
has delivered this program to a wide range of audiences from school
teachers to corporate executives.He has
extensive knowledge of suicide bombing methodologies and interdiction
strategies having provided instructional training to several police
agencies and Airlines.
He has also
provided security/safety risk assessment using both traditional and Red
WHERE will it be:
Lilydale Student Village
$50 AUS (conversion
rate) per night, minimum 2 nights. Includes self serve
breakfast. For accommodation bookings contact Mary Flood 0409 413 060 or
The Lilydale Student Village overlooks
scenic Lillydale Lake. The units are a short walk from academic
buildings, leisure facilities and public transport connections.
The Village has 100 beds available in 26
self-catering apartments. Each apartment contains four separately keyed
bedrooms, kitchen, lounge/study room, laundry and storage locker. 64
bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and 36 have twin-share bathrooms. A
number of ensuite apartments have wheelchair access.
The Village apartments are fully
furnished. Each apartment has dining and living room furniture, laundry
equipment and some storage facilities. Each bedroom is furnished with a
bed, desk, chair and clothes storage area. Free car parking is
The bedrooms are wired for
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should attend? (target Audience):
State, Private, and Catholic Schools -
Principals, Administration, Counselors, Schools Psychologies,
teachers, Crisis Team Member, Risk Assessment Members and more...
Enforcement - State Police Officers, Children
Court Staff, City Crisis Team Members, those that interface with
schools on "Bomb Threats", "Student verbal
threats", "Weapon on camp searches", and
- Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents, and more...
Youth Related Organizations - YMCA's, Boys and Girls Club, Emergency
Shelter Staff, Youth Camps, Residential Youth Facilities, School-Based
Mental Health Professionals and more...
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*Conference Registration information
- To receive early registration/payment price the payment must
be received on or before November 30, 2005 , after date there will a 20%
additional cost. You may pay by All Major Credit Cards, Check On-line, or
Purchase Orders (PO); however, PO's must be paid by the date above before
registration is complete. There is no guarantee of space availability after
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Room at Swinburne University of Technology: Lilydale Student Housing
- When you register for the conference,
register with Lilydale Student Housing at the same time to insure a room.
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their materials or services to this special audience. Please contact Keys by
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