Clark County Safe Schools Task Force2021-07-19T13:26:15-07:00

Protecting every school and every student, every day.

Safety Summit

About

About the Clark County Safe Schools Task Force

School safety should be a priority for all parents, educators, students, and community members. Students and educators have a right to attend schools that are safe and conducive to learning and achievement, yet schools often experience critical incidents such as suicide, natural disasters, or a mass casualty event that has a devastating impact on students, parents, educators and the community.

The purpose of the Clark County Safe School Task Force is to bring together schools, emergency responders and other local agencies to address the four phases of crisis management: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The goal is to develop safety plans, procedures, resources and training that would empower school staff to act quickly and knowledgeably in an emergency.

We provide research-based education, tools, resources and training to ensure the safest possible learning environment for the youth of our nation.

Clark County Safe Schools Task Force

Our mission is to support school crisis prevention, response, and recovery, and to protect every school and every student, every day.

Trainings & Meetings

2021 School Administrators’ Emergency VIRTUAL Training Summit – Monday, August 2, 2021

This year marks the 18th year of this training summit that is brought to you by the Clark County Safe Schools Task Force. All school staff members are welcome to register and attend for free. This year’s Summit will be a blend of live virtual and recorded sessions.

Register Online

Keynote:Training Non-Security Staff Members to Think with a Security Lens—Violence Prevention and Mitigation through Options-Based Decision Making

Gain the necessary information and instructional strategy for security professionals and administrators to teach options-based decision making, a defensive strategy tailored to the education community for use during extremely dangerous situations. Teaching others options thinking prepares them to identify potential violence, report their concerns, avoid or mitigate danger, and protect themselves and others during a violent event, such as one involving an active shooter. It instructs employees to gather and use important information during such an emergency, providing them with skills to avoid danger, de-escalate aggressive people, and survive.

About Our Keynote Speaker, John Van Dreal

John is a school psychologist and the retired director of security, safety, and risk management for the Salem-Keizer School District. He has more than 30 years of experience in preventive behavioral threat assessment and management, psychoeducational evaluation, crisis intervention, behavioral intervention, and security and risk management systems consultation. He is recognized internationally as an expert in threat assessment and as a pioneer of multidisciplinary threat assessment.

View Course Descriptions and Speaker Bios

Summit Schedule

Presenter: John Van Dreal
Training Non-Security Staff Members to Think with a Security Lens: Violence Prevention and Mitigation through Options-Based Decision Making

Choose from the following presenters:

Presenter: John Van Dreal
De-Escalation Training: Addressing and De-Escalating Hostile, Angry, and Potentially Combative Adults (Including Parents, Walk-In Visitors, Transient Visitors) and Creating De-Escalation Teams

Kellie Henderson
Where Healing Begins: At the Intersection of Science and Resilience

Scattergood/Lawry
Post Threat Assessment (Planning, Management and Follow up)

Rick Steele
Emergency Scene Radio Communications

Jeff Olsen
Juvenile Justice 101

Paul Nash
Bullying in Schools

Heather Korbmacher
De-Escalate Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Unplug the Power Struggle with Principle Based De-Escalation

Pat Flannery
Front-line Liability Issues Overview

Birnbach, Dugaw, Nuzzo, & Sanders
Communicating in a Crisis for School Leaders

Choose from the following presenters:

Presenter: John Van Dreal
De-Escalation Training: Addressing and De-Escalating Hostile, Angry, and Potentially Combative Adults (Including Parents, Walk-In Visitors, Transient Visitors) and Creating De-Escalation Teams

Kellie Henderson
Where Healing Begins: At the Intersection of Science and Resilience

Scattergood/Lawry
Behaviors of Concern regarding Targeted Violence

Jeremy Goldsmith
Introduction to DHS – Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3)

Rick Steele
Reunification for Schools

Linda Clark
Bullying in the Workplace

Paul Nash
Defusing Anger in the Workplace

Millie Watkins
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Misconduct

On demand recorded presentations will be available afterwards

Clock Hours

Clock hours are available through pdEnroller (use claim code 07L-465).

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Resources

Resources

Creating safe environments is a complex effort that includes:

Contacts

Contacts

Chair:

Shane Gardner
Director of Safety and Security
Evergreen Public Schools
shane.gardner@evergreenps.org
360-604-4066

Scott LaBar

Risk and Safety Manager

Programs

Risk Cooperative
Workers’ Compensation Trust

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3574

Email: scott.labar@esd112.org

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Insurance Questions

If you have a question about the insurance programs or services we offer to districts, please reach out to:

Scott LaBar

Risk and Safety Manager

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3574

Email: scott.labar@esd112.org

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