5nd Annual School Safety Summit

Hosted by Slippery Rock University

A Conversation about School Safety and Positive School Climate

Most experts would agree that school violence arises from a layering of causes and risk factors that include access to weapons, media violence, cyber abuse, the impact of school community, and family environments, personal alienation and more.

Location: Slippery Rock University—Robert Smith Student Center—Ballroom A

No Registration Fee

Breakfast Included

This Summit is open to School Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Teachers, School Solicitors, School Board Members, University Staff, School Safety Personnel and everyone interested in school safety.

This Summit is supported by

Slippery Rock University-– College of Education– Dr. Keith Dils, Dean

Ameriprise—Michael and Ed Krisuk

A Three Part Program:

A Focus Group comprised of recent and former students.

The Purpose—to listen and learn about their perception to questions about school climate and school safety. They are the ones who have first-hand experiences

A Presentation by Dr. Mark Matta, D.O. Board Certified Psychiatrist, about how to identify patterns of behavior and personality traits and how to address the necessary changes.

A Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Matta/Dan Siegel, Police Chief/Russ Lucas, attorney/David McDeavitt, Educator

This event will be participant driven therefore you are encouraged to submit questions for the Focus Group and the Panel. We want to address your concerns about school safety and school climate. Please send your questions to hhevents@zoominternet.net

Why you and representatives from your school or organization should attend?

Michael Males a professor at University of California points to sources of school violence beyond attitudes and behaviors of Children. “More than any past generation today’s kids are far more likely to grow up with parents who abuse drugs, get arrested, go to prison, etc.” School violence needs to be addressed but it is also important to respect the hopes and rights of the majority of students who are neither perpetrators nor victims of school violence and who want nothing more than to receive a good education in a safe school environment.

Registration is limited so sign up early.

Questions: Contact Dr. Herbert W. Hunt 724-494-0968 hhevents@zoominternet.net

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