May 25-28, 2004 - Orangeville,
place should be safer than our schools...
but are they as safe as they could
with murder after April 29, 1999 Canada school shooting
report was prepared on contract for the Corrections Branch, Ministry of the
Solicitor General of Canada
SCHOOL-BASED VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN CANADA: RESULTS
OF A NATIONAL SURVEY OF POLICIES 1995-2002
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While this report was very complimentary of the
efforts of the School Boards surveyed, they found two significant needs:
- more staff training opportunities in the areas
of school violence and violence prevention and
quality evaluations of policies and programs and good methods to report
incidents of school-based violence.
This conference and workshop will address these identified needs. Three
areas of violence in schools will be addressed in separate workshops:
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 pretend to predict violence in any student but will point out a
student who is in need of help and what interventions are appropriate and
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
This 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 a detailed, school specific Terrorism Response
Plan for all who participate.
Think you don't have time to
How long will it take to do it
on your own?
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 Contingency Plan for Terrorist Attack. You can't be serious!
Counselors and Administrators are saying the same thing. Does this sound like something you have said lately?
School Violence Prevention Conference and Workshop
Day 1. Assessing the Potentially Dangerous
Student. What are the the
Early 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 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.
2 and Day 3. Train-the-Trainer: Bullying Stops When Respect
This is not an anti-bullying 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.
4. 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 completed
Terrorism Contingency Plan.
If you work with students, as an educator, School Resource Officer,
parent or other capacity, make plans now to join us in Orangeville,
May 25-28, 2004 to learn from others in the field how your organization can
increase its' ability to safe-guard Students and Staff.
WHAT will be presented:
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:
Sgt Curtis Rutt
Currently serving as the
Training Sergeant for Orangeville Police in Orangeville, Ontario,
Curtis Rutt has over 17 years law enforcement experience. He has
served as a Patrol and Street Crime Officer, Drug Enforcement Officer,
Tactical Officer (S.W.A.T.), Underwater Search and Recovery Specialist
and Instructor, Police Sniper, Use of Force Trainer, Defensive Tactics
Instructor, Tactical Firearms Instructor, Police Motorcycle Officer,
Search and Rescue Incident Commander, Immediate Action/Rapid
Deployment Instructor, and Certified Trainer in Assessing the
Potentially Dangerous Student. Curtis was awarded the Medal of
Bravery in 2001 from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne
Clarkson, Governor General of Canada for a police diving incident.
is a 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:
Take Virtual Tour of facility;
Over-view of Inn *
Swimming Pool *
Game Room *
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...
much will it cost: Conversion
Cost per person is as follows (all costs are in U.S. Dollars);
$500 U.S. cost for the 4-day Professional
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student -
Bullying Stop when Respect Begins - (May 26-27)
Violence and what Schools can do! - (May 28)
or to attend individual trainings only, it is;
What does the above cost cover, since there are no
additional costs excluding Hotel stay!
The one, two or four days of
Cutting Edge Training selected above.
The appropriate Manual
(included in Cost of training)
Continuing Educational Credit toward Professional
Lunch provided by
Hockley Highlands Inn and
professionals from all-over Canada, the USA and more.
conversion rate above" per night at the Hockley Highlands Inn & Conference
$500 Vendor Booth***
*Conference Registration information
- To receive early registration/payment price the payment must
be received on or before April 30, 2004 "EXTENDED
to May 10, 2004", 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 dates above before
registration is complete. There is no
guarantee of space availability after this date.
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a Room Hockley Highlands Inn and Conference Centre
- When you register for the conference, we will
send you a code for reserving your rooms at the Inn. If
you reserve your rooms without this code, you will be charged the
prevailing rack rate, which is considerably higher. The Inn has extended
this rate to Conference attendees before and after the conference, so
bring your family for a Canada vacation.
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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.
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