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2020 Regional School Safety Summit



April 13, 2020
The Regional School Safety Summit is an intensive and interactive one-day conference.  Conference sessions will cover the four-key areas essential to comprehensive school safety:
  1. Health & Wellness


    Regional School Safety Summit Agenda


    7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.


    8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Welcome Message
    8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Keynote
    9:30 a.m.–9:40 a.m. Break
    9:40 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  Breakout Sessions
    10:50 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Break
    11:00 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Breakout Sessions 
    12:10 p.m.–1:20 p.m Lunch / Agency Demos / Exhibitor Hall
    1:20 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    2:30 p.m.–2:40 p.m.  Break
    2:40 p.m.–3:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions


    Call for Presenters


    Vendor Application

    Download the APP!


    This year’s Regional School Safety Summit 2020 will be accessible on our conference app. To access the agenda, speaker info, etc. please follow these directions to download:

    1. From your phone or iPad go to the app store and search for “EventsXD” and download.
    2. Open the app and search (click the little magnifying glass, top right of screen on blue banner) for “Regional School Safety Summit” and click the green Find button.
    3. Locate the correct one in the list titled “Regional School Safety Summit 2020” and select.

      When the notification windows pops up, click “ALLOW.” This allows us to push info out to you regarding changes in presentations, lunch, prizes, etc. If you accidentally push Don’t Allow, you can fix it by clicking “Settings” on the app screen at the bottom (2 gears) and sliding the button to allow push notifications.
    4. Utilize the app to create your agenda which is available to you from the main screen at the bottom middle called “My Agenda.”
    5. Please complete the short survey in the app for the sessions you attend.
  2. Emergency Management and Operations
  3. Culture, Climate and Community, and
  4. Law, Policy and Finance.

What to Expect:

  • Experience hands-on learning about school safety best practices from regional experts.
  • Engage in deep-dive breakout sessions, workshops, leadership round tables, and inspirational keynotes.
  • Connect with other educators, administrators, safety professionals, mental and behavioral health practitioners, school-based law enforcement, and community leaders.
  • Add to your school safety toolbox to better meet your school community’s school safety needs.
Who Should Attend?
Educators, Administrators, Safety Professionals, Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals, School-Based Law Enforcement, and Community Members/Leaders.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adam Sáenz


Dr. Adam Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University as a United States Department of Education doctoral fellow. He completed his predoctoral clinical training under a fellowship appointment to Harvard Medical School, and he has a postdoctorate in clinical psychology from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Sáenz also earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation with residency at Christ Church college of Oxford University.

Dr. Sáenz is the author of the best selling book, The Power of a Teacher, and his next book, The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning is scheduled for release with Greenleaf Press in the spring of 2020.
He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Oakwood Collaborative, the counseling and assessment clinic he founded in 2003, and he consults with school systems internationally in the areas of emotional intelligence, self-care, and the dynamics of relationship- based learning. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Saenz serves as a high school track and field, coach.  He is a member of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, and he is a lifetime member of the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association. 
Dr. Sáenz and his wife, Kim, have been married 24 years, and they have four children: Alisa, Mya, Isaiah, and Andrew.


Breakout Session Topics 

  • Hacking a School District: Three Compromises in Three Weeks
  • Creating a Positive Campus Culture through Safety and Security Best Practices
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Roadmap and Toolkit for Schools
  • School Safety Communication
  • Human Trafficking: A Guide for Educators and School Officials
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Creating a Safe and Respectful School Environment
  • Community Safety Education Act of Texas
  • An Educator's Guide to Social Media
  • A Guide to Title IX in Schools
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Improving School Climate & Safety through a MTSS framework
  • Trauma Informed Classroom Practices
  • PBIS in the Classroom
  • Threat Assessment and Standard Response Protocol Overview
  • Prevention Education: Leveraging Technology to Inform
  • Impacting District Climate through PBIS
  • Creating a KOlture of Belonging
  • Trauma in Children
  • Self-Care for Educators
  • And MORE...

Special Community Event


Learn How Local Agencies Can Support Your Schools

Visit with first responder agencies and community partners including: Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol, Harris County Constable Precinct 1 K9 Unit, Harris County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, and Klein ISD Police Department.




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