Learning Under Lockdown: Helping Kids Navigate a Post-Columbine World
The 14th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference is exactly 8 days shy of the 20th anniversary of the now infamous school shooting at Columbine High School. As of this past December, there have been more than 225 shootings at US primary and secondary schools since Columbine, resulting in more than 143 dead and 289 injured. There will undoubtedly be more school shootings and more victims before our conference takes place. Schools and school systems are scrambling to make their learning environments safer, but there isn't a lot evidence as to what really works...and what doesn't.
Is it possible to make our schools safer and better prepared to respond to school shootings if they occur, while not unnecessarily contributing to heightened anxiety and stress levels in our students? This conference will examine this complex, but critical, question with the goal of equipping and empowering each of us to engage - wherever we can - in the difficult work of helping to make all our schools safer for all students.
Questions? Contact Gabriela Staley 704.512.6596