Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next Lessons from the Field webinar, Empowering Students, Schools & Communities through Community Violence Interventions.
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET
Please join the U.S. Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they share how individuals, school communities and districts can address violence in the community and our schools. In addition, a practitioner panel discussed innovative ways schools and local health departments are partnering together to address community violence while creating safe and supportive learning environments for all students.
- Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
- Dr. Elizabeth Parker, Behavioral Scientist/Senior Service Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Loredana Valtierra, J.D., Special Assistant, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education
- Panel of Practitioners
- Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton, Director, Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT), University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, FL
- Josh Peterson, Manager, Office of Violence Prevention, Minneapolis Health Department, MN
- Dr. Jackie Vertigan, District Program Facilitator, Minneapolis Public Schools, MN
- Brandon Krona, Program Coordinator for the Building Peaceful Schools Initiative, Minneapolis Public Schools, MN
- Karlton Harris, Youth Violence Prevention City Lead, Center of Population Health and Public Health Infrastructure, Houston, TX
- Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson, Associate Director, Community Participation and Research, Center for Community Health and Development, Kansas University, KS
This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to access in advance of the webinar to inform participation:
- Community Violence Priority (ED)
- Reports on the Implementation of Gun-Free Schools (NCSSLE)
- Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package (NCSSLE)
- Building Student Resilience Toolkit (NCSSLE)
- Response and Resiliency Webpage (NCSSLE)
- Greater Good in Education
- Youth Violence |Violence Prevention| Injury Center (CDC)
- Fast Fact: Preventing School Violence |Violence Prevention | Injury Center (CDC)
- Youth Violence Technical Package (CDC)
- Veto Violence (CDC)
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
More on the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series
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