2013 Conferences

2013 Safe Schools Conference

The 2013 Annual Safe Schools Conference was held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville on October 1-2, 2013.

State and national experts spoke about the latest research in school safety and violence prevention; attendees learned about effective program models and promising practices; and attended institutes, general sessions, workshops and plenary sessions.      

This conference was designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, Student Assistance Program (SAP) team members, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners.

Registration and additional information on specific titles, presenters and keynote speakers was available on the Center for Safe Schools webiste at www.safeschools.info

This event was presented by the Center for Safe Schools in partnership with Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Mid-Atlantic Equity Assistance Center.

2014 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Family Group Decision Making

The Pennsylvania Family Group Decision Making Leadership Team is pleased to invite you to attend the second Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Family Group Decision Making, scheduled for April 22 and 23, 2014 at the Hershey Lodge, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

This conference will bring together Judges, hearing officers, legal representatives, child welfare professionals, providers, probation officers and families from across Pennsylvania. This year’s conference theme, “Family Values, Value Families” focuses on a cross-system approach to incorporating and sustaining Family Group Decision Making (FGDM).

Our keynote presenter is Janine D'Anniballe, PhD., Director of Access, Emergency, and Community Services Mental Health Partners in Denver, Colorado. Dr. D’Anniballe is considered to be a national expert on the biology of trauma, the effects of trauma on children and families, and vicarious trauma. She will address the use of FGDM as a practice to reduce trauma for families.

On the second day of the conference, you will have a choice of selecting from 21 workshops addressing FGDM from various levels and perspectives.

Registration is now open! Visit https://www.jcjcjems.state.pa.us/CPLite/FGDMDefault.aspx to create your account and register early for the best selection of workshops. Attendance is limited to the first 350 participants.

Please join us at this event which will provide you with an opportunity to learn, re-energize, build on your existing strengths, and share ideas with others.

The Pennsylvania Family Group Leadership Team looks forward to seeing you there!