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Keys To Safer Schools.com - Second Annual National Conference on School Violence Prevention  July 29-30, 2002, Orlando, FloridaNational Conference 

on

School Violence Prevention

Special emphasis:
Homeland Security-- Bio/chemical terrorism: What can schools do?

June 14-15, 2004 - Orlando, Florida 

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Chemical Warfare---Biological Terrorism

What can a School do to Prepare or Respond?

 

"There is nothing you can do. Trust the government to warn and protect us. If they use germs or chemicals all we can do is find burial sites for the victims." These are the standard statements made by school officials and parents. But there are positive steps that can be taken without great amounts of money spent or complicated planning. Come and hear how you can protect your own school.

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                               Homeland Security

What do you do if Homeland Security

Announces Alert Level Red?
What specific activities should schools enact?

A survey was recently completed among a group of law enforcement officers working in schools. It found that 95 percent of respondents described their schools as vulnerable to terrorism.
 

Most cited security gaps, was too little training and support or inadequate crisis plans that, in many cases, simply have not been tested.


"The most critical lesson learned from 911 is that training and preparedness saves lives," a member stated. "Our federal and state governments must partner more closely with local school districts and their school police officers in order to have truly comprehensive homeland security planning."

Join us in Orlando to discuss this hot topic and learn what others are doing to curb it. If your school does not have a Crisis Plan or a Terrorism component, you especially need to attend.

 

My day is completely filled now. If I did all that is expected of me, I would need a 25 hour day and two of me. Now you want me to write the Crisis Plan for Terrorist Attack. You can't be serious! 

Teachers, Counselors and Administrators are saying the same thing all across this country. Does this sound like something you have said lately?  

 

4th Annual Conference on School Violence Prevention

The focus this year is Homeland Security Alert Codes and Bio/Chemical Terrorism and what Schools can do. Unlike most seminars on this subject, this conference will not focus on the horrible results of a Chemical attack or how live bacteria can destroy the body. Rather, this conference will focus on what can be done at the school and district level to protect students and staff. 
 

What should your school do differently when the Terror Alert Code is Orange or Red? Most of the guidelines offered for other "government agencies" do not apply to schools. If your school had an unlimited budget, there would be no problem. So, what are you to do? Attend and discover.

The conference will look at common, existing delivery systems and concentrate on three major areas of concern;
 * Transportation,  * Vending/Delivery Services, and
 * Food Service
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If you work with students, as an educator, School Resource Officer, parent or other capacity, make plans now to join us in Orlando, JUNE 14-15, 2004 to learn from others in the field how your organization can be a more secure learning environment.

                             
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WHAT will be presented:   

  • Practical Instruction

  • Field proven techniques

  • Facts about Bullies and Victims

  • Help for Potentially Dangerous Students

  • Role playing that works

  • Interactive learning

  • Sharing of experiences, successes and failures

  • The fullest, most exciting 2-day event of the year

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WHO will be the presenters: 

Totti "Mike" Karpela, Sergeant is a 15 year veteran of the National Police of Finland. During his years of service on the streets as a tactical officer Mike has gathered an experience of over 30,000 violent or threatening encounters. Currently Mike works as a sergeant for Helsinki Police Department and runs the country's only Threat Management Unit. Part of his responsibilities are to coordinate crime prevention projects related to workplaces and schools. Mike has also written guidelines for Finnish schools on assessing risks on hostile students.  A former instructor trainer in defensive tactics and firearms, Mike holds a black belt in JuJutsu and is certified instructor in Krav Maga. Currently he still teaches conflict management at the National Police Academy for advanced courses.

 As a nationally recognized expert on work place violence prevention, threat management and violent behavior Mike has also authored four books on the subject and is a well know figure in his own country. Mike is also currently a regional representative in Europe for two American training companies and lectures widely in Europe on threat assessment and threat management. During the winter of 2003 Mike Karpela was appointed to work as a specialist for the European Council and is now working with Russian and Baltic law enforcement agencies and teaching them in threat assessment and case management.

Frank G. Green
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Frank Green, LPC is a 20+ Retired Military Officer. He was a contributing author for Military Field and Training Manuals on Rear Area Combat Operations, Counter Terrorism Procedures, Order of Battle and others that deal with gaining knowledge about and countering the activities of insurgents and terrorists. He gained expertise in identification, methods of employing and functioning of explosive devices while serving in these positions. In assignments around the world and in the United States, Frank was responsible for Risk Assessment, Threat Analysis and Security for international exercises and the dignitaries (at the highest government levels) who attended.

Mike Nelson
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Mike Nelson, 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.

 

WHERE will it be:

  • RAMADA INN RESORT MAINGATE, Kissimmee, Florida

  • Disney Good Neighbor Hotel

  • AAA 3-Diamond

  • Located just 1 mile from Walt Disney World!

  • The Hotel features 2 tropical outdoor heated swimming pools, fitness center, 2 restaurants, lounge, Oasis Pool Bar & Grille and

  • Free Shuttle Service to Disney’s Theme parks and Lake Buena Vista Outlet Stores.

  • Special Conference Rate of just $59 per night!**  Top

WHO should attend? (target Audience):

  • Schools, Cooperatives, Regional Offices - Administration, Counselors, teachers, Crisis Team Member, Risk Assessment Members and more...

  • Law Enforcement - School Resource Officers, Dare Officers, Sheriff Departments, Juvenile Court Staff, County Crisis Team Members, those that interface with schools on "Bomb Threats", "Student verbal threats", "Weapon on camp searches", and more....

  • Caregivers - Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents, PTO/PTA, Parents-on-Patrol,  CHADD, and more...

  • Other Youth Related Organizations - YMCA's, Boys and Girls Club, Emergency Shelter Staff, Youth Camps, Residential Youth Facilities, School-Based Mental Health Professionals and more... Top

HOW much will it cost:  

  • $260 Conference Registration - Early Registration Special: $225 until May 14, 2004*

  • $49.95 per night at the Ramada Resort. **

  • $500 Vendor Booth***  Top

*Conference Registration information may be sent early; however, you are not registered until payment is received. Keys will accept checks or purchase orders. PO's must be paid and checks clear before registration is final. Due to high demand, register and pay early.  Registration fee after May 14, 2004 will be $260. There is no guarantee of space availability after this date.   Click for more information   Top

**Reserve a Room Ramada Resort - When you register for the conference, we will send you a code number for reserving your rooms at the Ramada Resort. If you reserve your rooms without this code, you will be charged the prevailing rack rate, which is considerably higher.  The Resort has extended this rate to Conference attendees before and after the conference, so bring your family for a Florida vacation.   Click for more information   Top

***There is limited space available for vendors who wish to exhibit their materials or services to this special audience. Please contact Keys by email quickly to secure your booth.

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