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ESC -20 is excited to introduce a School Safety Cooperative for the 2018-1019 school year. The School Safety Cooperative provides ongoing professional development and technical assistance for Superintendents, campus administrators, and district law enforcement. 

Benefits to membership include: 
•Attendance to School Safety workshops at no cost or a reduced rate.
•Send an unlimited number of participants to workshops.
•Technical assistance at a reduced rate.

September 12, 2018
Responding to an Active Shooter: Beyond Lockdown (8:30am-11:30am)
Session Number: 52638
Presenter: Curtis Clay 
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $50 
Participants will be able to identify the active shooter/killer threats to schools including the goals and tactics of the attacker. Identify the five components of the campus community active shooter prevention and response process.  Presenter will review the components of campus mitigation and prevention and preparedness from violent behavior. Presenter will describe options to consider during the threat of an intruder beyond traditional lockdown drills and exercises.

September 12, 2018
Mental Health Issues & Impact on School Safety (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Session Number: 52639

Presenter: Curtis Clay
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $50 
Participants will understand the term mental illness. Recognize the factors affecting mental health treatment. Describe the prominent categories of mental illness. Identify suicidal behaviors and risk factors. Describe Texas Law for emergency commitments.  Be able to describe and use non-verbal, verbal and movement techniques necessary for approaching and communicating with students in behavioral distress. 

September 19, 2018
Child Abuse and Neglect (9:00am-3:00pm)
Session Number: 51750
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $0
The Child Abuse and Neglect Symposium will train school staff to better assist children and families in our community who are involved in the Child Protective Services System by having a better understanding of how the system operates and what resources are available to them at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. It will enhance their knowledge of ways to identify abuse and neglect to ensure that Texas Children are safe and protected.

September 25, 2018
Internet Safety/Cyberbullying/Human Trafficking and Risk Reduction (8:30am-11:30am)
Session Number: 50991

Presenter: SAPD Detective George Segura
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
The presenter will cover the use of technology and the latest trends that identify how victims, especially students are exploited. Topics will include sexting, cyberbullying, internet predators and human trafficking as it applies to our youth. The presenter will demonstrate how vulnerable students can be and how education can protect them from becoming victims.  
October 2, 2018
Mental Health Issues and Brain Development: What School Health Professionals Need to Know (9:00am-12:00pm)
Session Number: 51788

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
This workshop will provide an overview of school-aged children mental health issues.  Participants will gain an understanding of brain development and how this impacts a child’s behavior and learning.  During this session, school health professionals will learn strategies to utilize when working with students to help them succeed.
October 5, 2018
School Safety Issues Beyond the Emergency Operations Plan (8:30am-11:30am)
Session Number: 52628

Presenter: John Correu 
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
The presenter will offer suggestions for issues related to school safety that are typically not considered, such as how we inform substitute teachers about school safety policies/protocol, the reunification process, essentially all things administrators do not necessarily consider regarding school safety.     
November 6, 2018 
Threat Assessment: Evaluation Personnel as part of an Interdisciplinary Team (8:30am-3:30pm)
Session # 52135     

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $50; Non School Safety Co-op $50
Effective threat assessment is typically based on the combined efforts of a threat assessment team. This session will examine the role of school-based evaluation staff as part of the interdisciplinary threat assessment team. The approach of threat assessment will be explored as a set of strategies or pathways to determine the credibility and seriousness of a threat and the likelihood that it will be acted upon. By utilizing a threat assessment approach, interdisciplinary teams can apply strategies to assess non-suicidal self-injury, suicide risk, and threats made toward others.  
November 6, 2018
Human Trafficking and Teen Dating Violence
Session Number: 51088

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $100
The purpose of this training is to provide participants an increased awareness of the issues of human trafficking through the exposure of informational materials and research to include:  victim identification, investigation techniques, rescue and prosecution considerations, referral and service provider availability.  In addition, information on TEC 37.0831 that mandates each school district adopt and implement a teen dating policy will be included. Participants will receive information regarding the definition of dating violence, safety planning, enforcing protective orders, and training for school personnel. Awareness education for parents and students will also be shared
November 13, 2018
Gang Awareness & Intervention (8:30am-11:30am) 
Session Number: 52662

Presenter: SAPD Homicide Detective William Miles
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
Description: Presenters will discuss how the SAPD youth intervention program is positively changing the lives of students who were being pressured and encouraged to participate in gang activity. Members of SAPD gang unit will also provide information about gang trends and gang behavior within our community and public schools. 
November 30, 2018
Essential Components of High Quality Emergency Management Planning, Spotlight on Pipeline Safety & Emergency Preparedness (8:30am-4:00pm)
Session Number: 52661

Presenters: Curtis Clay & Shelia Martin-Caguiat
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $75 
This interactive workshop will include an in-depth look at effective emergency management planning for schools in Texas. FEMA, U.S. Dept. of Educ., and the Texas School Safety Center have developed guidelines to assist school districts with resources and tools to advance the development of multi-hazard emergency operation plans (EOP’s). During the workshop you be introduced to each of the sections and modules of the resources above, and gain a better understanding of processes involved in the development of EOPs; Explore specific annexes that should be included in your site-specific plans, including the new pipeline annex for Texas schools; Review and enhance your existing EOP’s. Participants should bring a device capable of connecting to wifi. Also bring your existing EOP for review and enhancement. 
December 11, 2018
Internet Safety & Preventing Online Exploitation (8:30am-11:30am)
Session Number: 54189

Presenters: Victoria Walker, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/Sgt. Amy Briggs, OAG
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
The presenter will discuss the dangers associated with online exploitation such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content, grooming, online privacy, and sexting. Educators and parents will receive a multi-faceted approach to protecting children online; as well as receive age-appropriate resources to help teach children ages 5-18 with implementing safeguards for appropriate internet use. 
January 16, 2019 
Current Drug Trends & Impact on Your Campus (9:00am-11:30am) 
Session Number: 51114

Presenters: Armando Talamantes, Drug Enforcement Agency
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
This session will discuss the pervasive threat of prescription drug and heroin abuse amongst students. The workshop will be led by a Special Agent from the Drug Enforcement Agency and will provide guidance on possible solutions to real problems occurring on our campuses. 
January 17, 2019
Suicide and Self Harm
Session Number: 51092

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $100
Mental health and teen suicide is a difficult topic to discuss in schools, but conversation among educators surrounding this vital issue is the first essential step toward prevention.  In this training, we will review current best practices and relevant research regarding students who self-injure and are at risk for developing suicidal behavior.  Participants will discuss how best to serve students during the school day and explore local and regional support resources.  Participants will experience strategies for student and staff discussion, risk assessment, and postvention techniques.
February 4, 2019
School Safety Summit (8:30am-3:30pm)
Session Number: 52623

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $10; Non School Safety Co-op $50
The objective of the school safety summit is to provide information regarding current topics, school safety updates, and best practices with school administrators, and campus law enforcement. 
February 14-15, 2019
Behavior Blitz, 2019: Mental Health and Wellness
Session Number: 49103

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $50; Non School Safety Co-op $75
The Behavior Blitz is loaded with crucial and relevant Mental Health and Wellness information, including working with students with Challenging Behaviors! We will hear from national presenters as they guide us through the most current strategies and the most up-to-date legal information. Everyone’s favorite is the opportunity to learn from peers during our blitz of breakout sessions as current practitioners from your region bring content addressing critical needs.
February 25, 2019
Addressing the Crisis on Campus for Students with Disabilities (8:30am-11:30am)
Session Number: 52668

Presenter: Jenipher Janek, ESC 12
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $50
Description: In times of crisis, the focus is on safety for all students, staff, and persons involved. When a threatening situation occurs, or when procedures must be followed to ensure safety, persons with special needs may be at even higher risk of injury or be less likely to receive needed care. In this presentation, participants will examine existing care protocols for students with special needs and consider plans and strategies for ensuring safety and stability for them in a crisis situation. Considerations will also be explored for students with social-emotional needs as they recover from a crisis incident on a campus or the loss of a fellow student in an off-campus fatality situation. Regardless of the crisis, certain aspects of awareness, preparation, and training can help ensure safety for all students on your campus.
February 25, 2019
High Threat Risk (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Session Number: 52669

Presenter: Jenipher Janek, ESC 12 
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $50
Description: The presenter will provide information regarding the most recent developments in identifying characteristics of those committing threats of violence in our schools. She will discuss the warning signs displayed by those who have committed school shootings. The presenter will also share Behavior Threat Assessment forms she developed and review their application. 
April 3, 2019
Critical Incidence Response 
Session Number: 51105

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $100
The continued increase in crisis in our schools and community continues to be a growing concern for all of our communities.  This session will provide participants with an organized structure to give emotional support after a loss or traumatic event in any of your schools, school counselor training that prepares you to lead, organize, and deliver mental and emotional support services needed after schools have experienced a loss or trauma, ideas to prepare a toolbox of initial materials and supplies needed to deliver responsive services.  Ideas and suggestions on how to help provide mental and emotional support to district employees when a school experiences a loss or trauma will also be shared.
May 24, 2019
Lessons Learned, Columbine to Sandy Hook (8:30am-11:30am)
Session Number: 52626

Presenter: John Correu 
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
This seminar will discuss lessons learned from numerous national school violence related incidents.  This workshop will cover best practices for school administrators, law enforcement, and safety directors.  
American Heart Assoc. First-Aid, CPR, AED 
August 7, 2018 8:00am-3:30pm Session Number: 44579
February 20, 2019         8:00am-3:30pm Session Number: 50324
August 6, 2019 8:00am-3:30pm Session Number: 50325

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $75 
This workshop is designed for those with little to no medical background. Provides training on basic CPR, AED & First Aid skills. Participants will receive an American Heart Association certification card for completion of the course. 
Bullying and the Harassment of Students with Disabilities 
October 23, 2018         Session Number: 49982
January 9, 2019 Session Number: 49984

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $75; Non School Safety Co-op $100
Both state and federal laws address bullying and harassment of individuals with disabilities.  In addition, disability harassment is a form of discrimination under Section 504 and the ADA.  In this session we will cover the distinction between bullying and harassment, as well as a district’s responsibility to stop disability harassment and implement preventive measures to ensure that each student receives FAPE.
Youth Mental Health First Aid 
August 8, 2018         8:30am – 4:30pm Session ID: 50747
November 8. 2018 8:30am – 4:30pm Session ID: 50749
February 20, 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm Session ID: 50751
April 30, 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm Session ID: 50890
July 1, 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm Session ID: 50891
August 1, 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm Session ID: 50892

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $0
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the need for schools to support the whole child and acknowledges the importance of student health and wellness, which includes mental health.  In order for states to provide equitable access to quality education and the conditions to support student learning, mental health is a key part for all this to happen.  State education agencies are now charged with implementation of ESSA. This is critical piece to ensure that health and wellness is supported. This course teaches skills for providing initial support to young people experiencing mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders.  Each participant will receive a certification for completing the 8-hour course and will be certified in Mental Health First Aid USA from the National Council for Behavior Health.
Bullying / Cyberbullying (SB179) – What’s Your Role? 
November 13, 2018 8:30am – 3:30pm Session ID: 50999
March 6, 2019 8:30am – 3:30pm Session ID: 51000

This research based training gives participant’s practical steps to take to respond to bullying.  This session will help to empower students to be confident in a bullying situation, and to take the lead in establishing and maintaining a safe and caring school community.
Participant Fee: School Safety Co-op $75; Non School Safety Co-op $100
Trauma Informed Responses 
November 28, 2018 8:30am – 3:30pm Session ID: 51002
April 23, 2019 8:30am – 3:30pm Session ID: 51003

Participant Fee: School Safety Co-op $75; Non School Safety Co-op $100
This training will provide participants practical ways to implement trauma-informed care approaches when supporting students in a school setting. With David’s Law, The Health and Safety Code has been amended to authorize schools to develop practices and procedures regarding mental health, including “grief-informed and trauma-informed” practices and skills, related to managing emotions, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and responsible decision-making.  Attendees will learn about: signs and symptoms of trauma, effects of trauma on development and behavior, and the effects trauma has on student achievement.

Texas School Safety Center

Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents: National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition 

Texas Gang Investigators Association

Texas Suicide Prevention

ESC-20 School Safety Resources

Texas Department Emergency Management

Texas Emergency Management Liaisons by District

FEMA's Independent Study Course

Suggested FEMA online courses for administrators:

IS-100  ICS for School Districts (2 hours)

IS-200  ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (3 hours)

IS-362  Multi Hazard Planning for Schools (3 hours)

IS-700  National Incident Management System (3.5 hours)

IS-800  National Response Framework (3 hours)



Larry Rodriguez
School Safety Specialist
(210) 370-5616

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