Mark your calendars for the “Virginia Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum,” March 6-9, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia hosted by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in partnership with the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA). The forum will bring together experts in the field of violence prevention, campus sexual assault, the Clery Act, Title IX, domestic extremism, threat assessment, and mental health to discuss the latest research, policies, legal challenges, interdisciplinary cooperation, and reporting issues. Structured to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to these complex campus and community public health issues, attendees will have significant opportunities to share expertise and resources with colleagues from across the country.
Main Conference Agenda
· Isla Vista Mass Murder Case Study
· Understanding Victimology, Predation, and Serial Offending in Higher Ed: Identifying Vulnerable Campus Populations
· Victim Blaming and Retaliation: the Second Rape
· Title IX
· Combating Violent Extremism
· More to be announced soon!
· Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault
· Campus Prevention Strategies
· Campus Sexual Assault: The Unique Challenges
· Clery Act
· Engaging and Supporting LGBTQ Students on Campus
· Mental Health Awareness
· Suicide Awareness
· And More!
"Becoming An Even More Effective Leader" - Dr. Richard Leatherman and Captain Steve Neal (Ret), Leatherman-Neal, LLC
Great leaders are not born with all required skills, they learn them. Many times what is learned from past bosses is not what is needed for effective leadership. These two exemplary instructors conduct highly interactive training workshops, using Socratic questions to encourage critical thinking and discussions. They do not lecture. Instead, they determine the participants’ knowledge of the subject, relate the new knowledge to their old experience, and help them apply what they have learned to their jobs.
This course will cover the Foundations of Leadership, Counseling, Coaching - The Lost Art of Leadership, Motivating Your Unit, Mentoring, and Toxic Boss.
*Please note that this session is limited to 30 participants
Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education – Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education is designed with colleges’ and universities’ unique culture and resources in mind. Training students, faculty and others in higher education settings how to recognize the symptoms of emerging mental illnesses or to assist young adults in a mental health crisis can help lessen the severity and impact of mental illnesses.
The course includes:
· A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health
· A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by the higher education population
· Applying the ALGEE action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students
· A review of the mental health resources available on campus and through partnerships in the community
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, through its Advisory Committee on Campus Sexual Violence, have collaborated to offer a training session on the most up-to-date regulatory requirements, case law, and best practices in conducting institutional disciplinary hearings. The program will feature presentations from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and college and university counsel from Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General. A highlight of the training will be a hands-on session in which facilitators will conduct a mock disciplinary hearing to demonstrate examples of difficult issues that must be managed within the context of the legal and regulatory landscape.
Campus police and security personnel, municipal law enforcement with a connection to institutions of higher education, student conduct professionals, Title IX coordinators and investigators, counseling and women’s center professionals, prosecutors, mental health professionals, victim advocates, residence life staff, and other interested campus or community personnel.
Partial in-service credit for law enforcement officers, campus security officers and private security is available.
$100.00 registration fee for the Virginia Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum includes all general conference activities on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8. Registration fee includes the Pre-Conference and Post-Conference sessions, but registration must be completed separately.
Click to Register for Pre-Conference: Becoming an Even More Effective Leader on March 6, 2017
Click to Register for Pre-Conference: Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education on March 6, 2017
Click to Register for Main Conference on March 7-8, 2017
Click to Register for Post-Conference: What Process is Due? Disciplinary Hearings and Title IX on March 9, 2017
CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds will be given for cancellations made after February 20, 2017. Substitutions will be accepted.
Vendors with campus safety related products and services are invited and encouraged to participate in the Forum. 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, and entry into Keynote and Breakout/Workshop sessions.
Click to register a Vendor
Monday, March 6 - Pre-Conference Sessions 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Post-Conference Sessions 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Attendees requiring reservations at the Renaissance Hotel can utilize the following link: Book your group rate for Campus Safety & Violence Prevention Forum or call the hotel directly at (757) 673-3000. Please mention the “Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum” to receive the $91 plus tax per night rate. The cut-off date for reservations is currently Monday, February 6. After this date, rooms and/or the $91 rate are not guaranteed to be available.
Conference participants staying at the hotel will receive a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. Lunch will be served to all registered participants each day of the conference. On-site complimentary parking is also available for all registered participants. Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and other meal costs.
A limited number of scholarships for lodging and/or registration are available for Virginia-based participants. Click to download scholarship application.
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