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LI Youth Safety Coalition Mini Conference Stop the Violence

March 26 @ 8:15 am - 1:00 pm

LI Youth Safety Coalition Mini Conference

Stop the Violence

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Western Suffolk BOCES

31 Lee Avenue, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

Credits will be given for CASAC, Ed, Social Work & Mental health

District Attorney Madeline Singas and the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition invite you and your colleagues to attend a follow-up to our highly successful conference, “Stop the Violence.” We will be repeating three of the most popular workshops from that conference covering:

  1. Active Shooter Drills: Lockdowns: Lockouts: School Safety – a common-sense approach 

This workshop will discuss and look at safety plans, procedures and policy.  What is new, what works and what is the proper school response. Presenter: Police Office John Groshans, Floral Park PD.

  1. 2. VIBS (Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk: What We’re Missing – Reducing Risk in the School Environment    

Challenging behaviors, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and even ADHD can all have their roots in trauma in the home.  We will explore how Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma can affect the school environment, and how a trauma-informed approach can bring better outcomes. Presenter: Anthony Zenkus, LMSW – Senior Director of Education & Communications, Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk.

  1. 3. Kids, guns and violence … what’s up with that?

A brief overview is offered as to the causes of violence in kids and young adults along with a discussion about interventions needed with special reference to the role of guns. Presenter: Abid I. Khan, M.B.; M.D., Director of Psychiatry, Brunswick Hospital Center    


 $25 online at www.wsboces.org/webreg (includes registration, breakfast and workshops) .

Questions – contact Susan Kessler, Student Support Services, Western Suffolk BOCES,

(631) 595-6814.


March 26
8:15 am - 1:00 pm
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Western Suffolk BOCES
31 Lee Ave
Wheatley Heights, NY 11798 United States
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