Building a Safer tomorrow Together
Awareness / Intervention /Prevention / Education Through Positive Interaction
Don't Miss Out
Registration Fee Includes
Lunch on two conference days
One Year Membership to the ASSA
Leadership Awards Breakfast
2014 Conference Information
Safe Schools Leadership Awards
Jeff Collum Benton School District
Chiefs and Sheriffs
Chief Kirk Lane Benton Police Dept.
"Kool Aid SRO of the Year
Officer Daniel Busch Salem PD
Arkansas Safe Schools "Cool Car"
Benton Police Department
MC Express LLC.
State Farm Insurance
Otto Lienhart Inc.
Conway County Liquor Stores
The Arkansas Safe Schools Association
is a statewide, non-profit organization consisting of School Resource Officers, School Safety Personnel, School Administrators and others dedicated protecting our children and helping our schools maintain a safe and orderly climate, thereby creating a positive learning environment.
Our goal is to provide consistent, up-to-date, affordable, quality, training that is available to all law enforcement agencies and school districts across the state. This training, along with a communication network of school safety professionals will make Arkansas Schools a safer place to learn.
The mission of the
Arkansas Safe Schools Association
is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, primarily by providing leadership and skills training to our members who work in a school supported, one-to-one relationship with the student to assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become competent, caring, and confident adults.
Violence on school campuses
was rising at an alarming rate. School shootings were on the news across the
country. In almost every case someone knew what was going to happen and was
either afraid to tell or wasn’t concerned enough to say anything. Sgt. Davies
began talking to students about being responsible and the S.H.O.T.
program evolved into what it is today. S.H.O.T. is a magical,
assembly style presentation that is a fast paced, fun, realistic look at
understanding yourself, making good choices, being responsible for your
decisions, and standing up for what is right.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN -
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
SAVE THE DATE!
June 29th - July 1, 2015
You may help us by nominating deserving
individuals for one of three ASSA leadership awards:
--Safe Schools Leadership Award for Chief or Sheriff
--Safe Schools Leadership Award for Education Administrator
--Kool-Aid "SRO of the Year" Award
Click Here For Nomination Forms
Don't forget to register your "Cool Car" for the Arkansas Safe
Schools Cool Car Contest!
The Criminal Justice Institute's Safe Schools Initiative Division, in conjunction with the Arkansas Safe Schools Association, the Office of the Attorney General, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services will hold the 10th Annual Arkansas Safe Schools Conference June 29th - July 1st, 2015 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, North Little Rock, AR. This year's conference is an exceptional opportunity for participants to receive training on best practices in school safety, security, intervention/prevention, and emergency preparedness planning.
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
June 29th - July1st, 2015
North Little Rock, AR
attendee room rate is only $89.00 per night single occupancy and
$10.00 each additional person. You may make hotel reservations
by calling the hotel toll free at 1-866-657-4458 or the hotel
directly at 501-371-9000. To get the special rate of $89.00 per
night, please mention you are attending the Arkansas Safe
Schools Association Conference. The deadline to make room
reservations for the conference is June 1st ,2015.
Stay in the center of the action at The Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock, located on the north bank of the Arkansas River in the heart of downtown North Little Rock. Conveniently-located among North Little Rock, Arkansas hotels, the Wyndham is just one mile from the downtown business district, seven miles from Little Rock National Airport and blocks from Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center and Verizon Arena. Count on comfort in a spacious guest room with amenities like a two-line phone, voice mail and high speed Internet access. Dining is an experience at world-renowned Benihana and the Riverfront Steak House, our onsite restaurants. When it's time to play, head to the fitness center or sparkling outdoor pool.
Workshop Training Topics
Leadership in Times of Crisis
Drugs in School Responding to Bomb Threats Tornado Safety for Schools
Crisis Planning for Schools
Defining Bullying & Addressing the Law
Increasing Cultural Competency Regarding LGBTQ Students
Suicide Prevention in Schools And Many More
Who Should Attend
School Resource Officers
Counselors &School Administrators
Juvenile Court Personnel SRO Supervisors
Community Youth Serving Providers
Safe and Drug Free Coordinators School Security Officers
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Conference presentations have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education as professional development hours for educators. Sworn law enforcement officers will receive CLEST credit.
Bullying in Schools
U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services (COPS) - 2009
This guide provides police and others with information
about the causes and extent of bullying in schools and recommendations for
developing effective approaches and practices that contribute to student
Arkansas Safe Schools Initiative Features
Please take a moment and visit the Arkansas Safe Schools Initiative website at www.arsafeschools.com
- To aid in the effort to reduce violence and violence related behavior in our country’s schools.
- Research and evaluate school violence related information and data.
- Make available pertinent school violence information and resources through a web-based resource center.
- Develop and deliver a school violence educational curriculum to stakeholders
Below is a small variety of links available from the Arkansas Safe Schools Initiative.