2022 Colorado Safe Schools Summit Kicks Off with Strong Focus on Prevention

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(Oct. 17, 2022) The 2022 Colorado Safe Schools Summit will take place over two days this week, starting with a full day of national experts sharing best practices to prevent youth drug use, suicide, online abuse, and potentially dangerous school disruptions. 

Hosted by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) within the Colorado Department of Public Safety, the annual summit offers speakers and workshops on a wide variety of school safety topics. The first day will take place in person with a live-streaming option, and will feature a roster of nationally known experts (see below). The second day of the summit will take place virtually, and participants can choose from among 30 different online sessions that are targeted to school staff, mental health professionals, and emergency responders.

The 2022 Colorado Safe Schools Summit is co-hosted by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Safe2Tell from the office of the Colorado Attorney General and sponsored by the Colorado School District Self Insurance Pool.

The event is free but registration is required. Find out more and sign up.

WHAT: 2022 Colorado Safe Schools Summit

WHEN: Oct. 20-21

WHERE: Oct. 20 in person in Thornton & streamed; Oct. 21 virtual online

WHAT: A two-day summit jam-packed with a variety of school safety and positive school climate workshops and presentations, featuring keynote addresses on these topics:

  • Marijuana and Youth - Ben Cort, Marijuana Consultant & Author/Weed, Inc. 
  • Tech Savvy Prevention and Outreach- Adam Dodge, Director of Ending Technology-Enabled Abuse
  • Improving Suicide Prevention in Schools and Communities - Anna Mueller, Ph.D., Indiana University Department of Sociology
  • The Role of Psychological Influence in De-Escalating Social  And Psychological Disruptions in a School Setting - John Nicoletti, Ph.D., Police and Public Safety Psychologist