This Year's Seminar

Header image for 19th Annual Safe Schools Seminar with ECLEF logo on left-side

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State University
FREE HYBRID EVENT (In-Person & Virtual) 

Working Together for a Uniform Response to School Emergencies

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7:30 a.m. - On-site check-in & registration

8:15 - Welcome & Introductions

8:45 - Keynote: Anticipating the Unthinkable
♦ Carly Posey, Mission Director, I Love U Guys Foundation, and mother of 2 elementary students who survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting 
Carly tells her story of what happened inside the school on December 14, 2012. She will share what went wrong and right on that day and the years to follow.
10:00 - Break

10:20 - Standard Response Protocol (SRP) 2023 Overview (inclusive of Q&A)
♦ Dan Rector, MS CEMS, Emergency Management Planner, I Love U Guys Foundation
The SRP is action-based, flexible and easy to learn. The SRP is an all hazard approach to emergencies in a school. It provides common language between all school safety stakeholders.
11:20 - Break
11:30 - Locks, Lights, Out of Sight: Evidence and How to Do it Right
♦ Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD, Executive Director of the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium at the Rockefeller Institute of Government
♦ Amanda Nickerson, PhD, NCSP, Professor and Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo
These school safety experts with complementary backgrounds in criminology and school psychology will present evidence-based research from their work in the Syracuse City School District on the effectiveness of lockdown drills and how to conduct them according to best practices.

12:45 p.m. - Q&A

1:00 - Conclusion

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