Students, Parents Invited to Virtual School Safety Summit on Dec. 7

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(Dec. 2, 2021) -- Local teens from across Colorado will join forces with school safety experts on Dec. 7 to discuss best ways to improve safety and wellness for young people today.

Students, parents and school staff are invited to attend the free Virtual Student and Staff Safety Summit, hosted by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC). Teen leaders from Youth Engaged in School Safety (YES²) will:

  • Give advice to adults about what works -- and what doesn’t -- when interacting with students to make them feel welcome, safe, and connected at school.
  • Discuss healthy and unhealthy youth relationships and where to get help if they see warning signs.
  • Lead youth participants through stress reduction practices to help them cope with holidays, finals and other sources of stress.

The event will kick off with a plenary presentation by bullying expert Dr. Dorothy Espelage, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who will present research about how bullying serves as a precursor for sexual violence and teen dating violence.

The event is free but registration is required. Sign up at:

WHAT: Colorado School Safety Resource Center Virtual Student and Staff Safety Summit

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 7 WHERE: Online - register to receive the link

COST: Free, but registration is required.