COLUMBUS – The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) is hosting its 2021 Virtual Safe Schools Summit this week, bringing together experts on physical safety, school culture and climate, anti-bullying efforts and more Again. The three-day conference, which runs October 6-8, features over 60 breakout presentations and keynote speakers.
“A safe and secure school environment is essential to providing our students with the best opportunity to thrive and learn,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “Encouraging and fostering the sharing of information between the different disciplines of school safety is what really makes this possible. That’s why we created the Ohio School Safety Center and why we are hosting this vitally important three-day virtual summit.
The free summit gives school safety, public safety, mental health and other professionals the opportunity to share best practices, training, and resources with school and community leaders across the state.
Presentations and training opportunities will include experts in physical security, mental health, school climate, critical incident response, cyber, threat assessment, etc. The content is particularly relevant to educators, transportation counselors, school administrators, school resource managers, first responders, mental health professionals, local / state / federal partners, elected officials and other health professionals. school safety and security.
Governor DeWine established the OSSC in 2019. The Center works to help local schools and law enforcement agencies prevent, prepare for, and respond to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm, thanks to a holistic approach based on solutions.
While the Ohio School Safety Summit takes place during the school day, those who cannot attend the summit live will be able to view the presentations recorded in the archives for up to three months.
To register for the free three-day summit, visit https://ohioschoolsafetycenter.ohio.gov/2021summit