Kevin Doel
Public Information Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
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Calendar of Events

Safe and Prepared Schools Conference

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Safe, Healthy and Prepared Schools Conference! Registration fee is only $25!!

This year the keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Horatio Sanchez (brain science and resiliency)
  • Sharon Watson, Public Affairs Director,  Dept. of the Kansas Adjutant General

Pre-Conference Strands include:

  • Tackling Bullying Behaviors in Schools:  A Restorative Model to Restore Relationships and Build Community, Dr. Kim Mason, University of New Orleans
  • Tabletop Exercises for School Settings, Dr. Bob Hull, Director of Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools; Cait Purinton, Exercise Coordinator, KDEM; Terry Plouger, Preparedness Branch Director; Jerry Tenbrink, Training Coordinator, Kansas Office of the Attorney General
  • How to Implement Social-Emotional Character Development, KSDE SECD Standards Committee
  • The Best Antidote to Bullying Behavior, Joe  Coles, Rachel’s Challenge

Breakout session topics include:

  • Teaching Tolerance in Schools (Southern Poverty Law Center)
  • Bullying prevention
  • Sustainability
  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)
  • Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools
  • Intruderology
  • Schools and Public health Working Together
  • The Media, sex and Violence
  • “It Takes a Village” The Concussion Team Approach
  • Support for Secondary Trauma
  • Survey of Excessive Heat Policies and Practices in Ks.
  • Suicide Prevention
  • School Crisis Incidents- Lessons Learned
  • Working With Your School Resource Officer
  • Ks. State Fire Marshal
  • Implementing Social-Emotional Character Development (SECD)
  • KSDE Climate and Culture Update
  • Shawnee County Suicide Cluster Prevention Plan
  • Human Trafficking in Ks.

Post-Conference Strands include:

  • Manhattan Middle and High School Preparedness Tours (KCSPS)
  • What Kansas School Needs to Know About Anti-Bullying and How to Enhance Your School’s Policy (Planting Peace, Equality House and the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice)
  • Family Engagement (KPIRC)