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Prepared Communities Can Be Successful in Violence Prevention
March 27, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Event Type: Webinar
Rural schools and communities, along with the nation, are working to come to grips with the recent acts of persistent violence and to identify solutions to this complex problem. Questions regarding how to create safer environments and how to propel the conversation about effective strategies to prevent and address school and community violence will be discussed.
This webinar will provide information about resources and lessons learned from community and school violence, an overview of key programs and efforts at the Federal level, and an example from a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative in rural Ohio that is making a difference. This webinar will also include interactive discussion with participants to identify effective strategies currently being implemented in their rural schools and communities.
Jennifer Kitson, Technical Assistance Specialist, National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center
Gina Lasky Ph.D., Consultant, WICHE Mental Health Program
Ingrid Donato, Branch Chief, Mental Health Promotion Branch, SAMHSA/CMHS/Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pat Smith, Project Director, Safe Schools/Healthy Students with Jan Osborne, Superintendent, Putnam County Schools, Putnam, Ohio
Sponsoring Organization: Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series
Point of Contact: Allyson Pakstis