Security-- Bio/chemical terrorism:
What can schools do?
June 14-15, 2004 - Orlando, Florida
Chemical Warfare---Biological Terrorism
can a School do to Prepare or Respond?
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
at Disney World
To learn more
What do you do if Homeland Security
Alert Level Red?
What specific activities should schools
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
"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."
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.
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!
Counselors and Administrators are saying the same thing all across
this country. Does this sound like something you have said lately?
Annual Conference on School Violence Prevention
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.
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
* Food Service.
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.
WHAT will be presented:
about Bullies and Victims
for Potentially Dangerous Students
playing that works
of experiences, successes and failures
fullest, most exciting 2-day event of the year
WHO will be the presenters:
"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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Special Conference Rate of just
$59 per night!**
should attend? (target Audience):
Cooperatives, Regional Offices - Administration, Counselors,
teachers, Crisis Team Member, Risk Assessment Members and more...
Enforcement - School Resource Officers, Dare Officers, Sheriff
Court Staff, County Crisis Team Members, those that interface with
schools on "Bomb Threats", "Student verbal
threats", "Weapon on camp searches", and
- Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents, PTO/PTA,
Parents-on-Patrol, CHADD, 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... Top
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***
*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
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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
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***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.
Register for the Conference