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February 27, 2017 Conference
“Providing a Safe Environment for our School Children”
“A Layered Approach”

Monday, February 27, 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the shooting at Chardon High School. The shooting at the high school in Geauga County, Ohio, left 3 students dead, 3 injured, and thousands in the school and community scarred for life.
The past 5 years have been met with an attempt to conquer our tragedy with triumph. The past 5 years we have attempted to make better tomorrows by remembering those we have lost and embracing the need to improve . We have gained courage, compassion, and vision. We have developed a better sense of purpose.
We offer you an invitation to be with us on Monday, February 27, 2017 as we gather to help other communities prevent tragedy in their schools. The Coach Hall Foundation, founded after the tragic events at Chardon High School, will be hosting a day long conference to help school communities learn how to layer protection in their schools and protect our children.

Presenters to include:

    • Frank Hall, Andy Fetchik, Tom Connick, The Coach Hall Foundation (Chardon High School)

Providing leadership and vision in the preparation and recovery from tragic events in our schools

    • Mark Barden, Paula Fynboh, and Lauren Alfred, Sandy Hook Promise (Sandy Hook Elementary), Say Something Program, Know the Signs Program

Presentation talking about Sandy Hook Promise’s training for children and teens on how to recognize signs, especially in social media, of an individual who may be a threat to themselves or others and say something to a trusted adult to get them help.

    • Dr. Shane McCartny, Laura Beth WilliamsKyle Pacque, and Dominic Ferrante, CorFoundation and AC4P (Virginia Tech)

Providing research-based programs for youth to change their own school climate with innovative peer-to-peer implementation models.

    • Mo Canady, Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)

Training of SRO’s and the need for safe learning environments. Mo Canady will present how a School Resource Officer program would include providing safe learning environments in our nation’s schools, providing valuable resources to school staff members, fostering positive relationships with youth, developing strategies to resolve problems affecting youth and protecting all students, so they can reach their fullest potentials.

    • Kimberly Nagel, CEM, Department of Education, Center for P-20 Safety and Security

News on school safety plans and expectations.

    • Representative John Patterson (D_Jefferson)

To discuss legislative changes for schools that have an impact and influence on school safety.

The conference will be held at the Mentor Paradigm Center on the campus of Mentor High School.

8:00 am Check-in
8:30 am Program begins
3:00 pm Program concludes

Registration for this event has now closed. Thank you for your interest!