In its seventeenth year, the Virginia School Safety Training Forum will feature engaging keynote speakers and useful workshops for as many as 1000 participants in the fields of law enforcement, school security, as well as PreK-12 administration and counseling, and others with an interest in school safety.
The Forum agenda includes the following Keynote and/or Workshop topics:
o Active Shooter Training for Civilians
o Alternatives to Suspension
o Bullying Intervention and Prevention
o Challenging Behavior: The What and The Why
o Climate Improvement
o Creating Inclusive Schools in Difficult Political Times: How to Support Students in a Context of Violence, Racism, Religious Discrimination, and Homophobia
o Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms
o Cultural Diversity
o Dance or Wrestle: Working with Resistant Youth
o Drugs and Alcohol Prevention
o Economy of Emotions: School Crisis Response and Recovery
o Emergency Planning, Drills and Improvement
o Engaging Parents to Improve School Safety and Student Achievement
o Getting Information Out Ahead of the Emergency
o Hope Matters
o Leading in Times of Crisis
o Legal Aspects of School Safety
o Low Cost Improvements to Enhance School Safety Plans
o Media Response in Emergency Settings
o Medical Emergency Planning
o OCR/Title IX
o Prevention of School and Campus Attacks
o Restorative Practices
o Through A Child’s Eyes: Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Children
o Truths, Lies, & An Opportunity
o Virginia Rules
o Youth Suicide Prevention
Pre-registration is required.
For PARTICIPANTS, the Forum registration fee is $125 per person.
CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds will be given for cancellations made after July 20, 2017. Substitutions will be accepted.
To register as a participant, please click: PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION
Vendors with school safety related products and services are invited and encouraged to participate in the conference on August 8-10, with set up on Monday, August 7.
The registration fee for VENDORS is $500 per vendor (for up to two (2) representatives). Registration fee includes open skirted table, electricity and Wi-Fi, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, and entry into Keynote and Breakout/Workshop sessions as desired.
To register as a vendor, please click: VENDOR REGISTRATION
Lunch will be served to registered participants and vendor representatives on Tuesday and Wednesday. Participants are responsible for travel and all other meal costs.
Unless a lodging scholarship is requested and approved, participants are also responsible for their lodging costs.
Reservations by phone:
1-800-362-2779 - 24hrs a day/ 7 days a week (group name is: VIRGINIA SCHOOL & CAMPUS SAFETY FORUM)
Enter Arrival & Departure dates, number of rooms and occupants, then click Add special rate codes. Enter VCS in the Group Code field, then scroll down and click CHECK ROOMS & RATES. Complete requested reservation information.
Reservations and room types are on a first-come, first-serve basis through Friday, July 7th and the Group Rate is subject to availability at the time of your call.
The Group Rate for Single Occupancy is $91.00 per room, per night plus 14% tax. Double Occupancy is $101.00 per room, per night plus 14% tax. Each additional guest is $10 per room, per night. There is an additional City Tax of $1.00 per room, per night on all reservations.
Attendees requiring overnight accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott Hampton should call the hotel directly at (757) 838-3300 and identify themselves as part of the School & Campus Safety Training Forum group in order to receive the $91.00 State rate ($104.74 inclusive of tax) per night.
As an alternative, attendees may make their reservations on-line here:
Book your group rate for DCJS School & Campus Safety Training Forum
Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided daily for all lodgers.
Reservations must be received by phone or on-line by Monday, July 24th. Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.
Please note: There may be a limited number of registration (waiver of the $125 fee) and lodging scholarships (provision of lodging for up to 3 nights) available. Please complete the scholarship application to make a request.
If you are applying for a registration scholarship, please do not register for the conference. If your application is approved, you will be notified and registered by DCJS.
Additionally, if you are applying for a lodging scholarship, please do not contact the hotel directly – DCJS will make reservations on your behalf if your application is approved.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017. APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF APPROVAL STATUS BY JUNE 14, 2017.
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