Crime Stoppers of Houston

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Region 4 Education Service Center partners with Crime Stoppers of Houston to provide students and school staff critical information on a variety of topics.

 

Find all of the Crime Stoppers of Houston program resources by visiting their Safe School Institute and Resource Center webpages.  They would also love your feedback on their programs!

 

Remember to subscribe to the Getting Smart Virtually newsletter to receive a monthly reminder about all upcoming programs. 

 

 

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Cyber Safety for Students (6-12th grade)

 
In this presentation, students will learn how to stay safe online, effectively combat and address cyberbullying, create a positive online community, and a positive online reputation. Specifically, how to respond appropriately when exposed to inappropriate content, identifying dangerous requests and language, understanding privacy, how the Internet is permanent, and the value of words and actions online.
 

Presenter: Cally Conklin

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register:

Thursday September 14, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Cyber Safety Awareness for Educators

 
There are a plethora of cyber safety concerns and forms of online victimization. In this presentation you will get a brief overview of potential online dangers, cybercrime trends, popular social media and gaming platforms, and online monitoring tools to assist you in keeping your students safe while using the Internet.
 

Presenter: Ernesto Reyes

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday September 21, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday September 21, 2023

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Bullying Prevention for Students (Grade 6-12th grade)

 
This presentation covers the different types of bullying, the Internet’s effects, David’s Law, and reporting tools. Students will learn how to utilize campus resources and understand the importance of being an upstander versus a bystander.
 

Presenter: Suzi Atiya

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Grades 6-12

 

Please register:

Thursday October 12, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Bullying Prevention for Educators

 
This training discusses best practices on creating a bully-free climate. Learn to identify the different types of bullying, the Internet’s effects on bullying, statistics, state laws, and how to best support your students on and off campus.
 

Presenter: Addie Carlson

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday October 19, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday October 19, 2023

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Nexus between Social Media and Mental Health for Students (6-12th grade)

 
There is an undeniable link between how much time one spends on social media and the effect it has on an individual’s mental health. This presentation explains the link by defining mental health, showing that there are both positive and negative outcomes of social media, and providing law and policy. Students will hear peer testimonials as well as learn how to lead a balanced life by taking simple steps to improve social media habits.
 

Presenter: Kaitlynn Frey

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday November 9, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Nexus between Social Media and Mental Health for Educators

 
Adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are at an increased risk of mental health problems. Join Crime Stoppers of Houston for an honest discussion about the nexus between social media and mental health. Come learn simple steps you can take to help teens create a healthy social media environment and how to use existing tools to help you do so.
 

Presenter: Joshua Webb

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday November 16, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday November 16, 2023

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Situational Awareness for Students (6-12th grade)

 
Educates students on understanding the importance of situational awareness and how to utilize it in everyday life to stay as safe as possible. Explains how criminals use opportunity to victimize their target, covers safety tips for common teenage situations, and provides resources for teens to reinforce lessons at home.
 

Presenter: Teresa Salazar

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday December 7, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Seasonal Safety for Educators

 
Predators are especially on the prowl during the holidays. This presentation offers safe shopping tips, ways to protect your identity while shopping, how to avoid victimization, and home safety tips to consider during the holiday season.
 

Presenter: Ernesto Reyes

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday December 14, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday December 14, 2023

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Human Trafficking Awareness for Students (6-12th grade)

 
Defines Human Trafficking and provides statistics and information on traffickers. Illuminates where trafficking happens, who engages in it, strategies used by predators and traffickers to lure students, who is most affected by trafficking, and most importantly prevention and how to properly report and end Human Trafficking.
 

Presenter: Cally Conklin

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday January 11, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Human Trafficking Awareness for Educators

 
The average age of a human trafficking victim is between 13-15. This presentation clarifies human trafficking, exposes traffickers, discusses victimization, reviews warning signs, and addresses prevention. A video is used depicting a student being lured by a trafficker to reinforce red flags and the grooming process.
 

Presenter: Addie Carlson

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday January 18, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday January 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Teen Dating and Sexual Misconduct for Students (Grades 6–12)

 
Clarifies what teen dating violence is and explains the different forms of victimization within dating relationships. Students will learn what healthy versus unhealthy relationships look like and how to stop red flags before abuse occurs. A detailed definition of sexual misconduct helps students understand consent, coercion, and harassment. Students are empowered to protect themselves, monitor their own behavior, and seek help. Available protections on and off campus are emphasized such as Title IX and legal orders.
 

Presenter: Joshua Webb

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday February 8, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Teen Dating and Sexual Misconduct for Educators

 
Teens can become easily victimized by the false promise of relationships. This presentation discusses different types of relationships, explains the importance of setting goals and boundaries, reveals how to spot unhealthy behaviors, encourages students to take action when necessary, and emphasizes protections through Title IX and legal orders. Consent and coercion are detailed along with related laws.
 

Presenter: Suzi Atiya

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday February 15, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday February 15, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Substance Use Prevention for Students (6-12th grade)

 
Details why using drugs and drinking alcohol as an adolescent will critically affect brain development into adulthood. Topics covered: illicit drugs, marijuana, prescription medication, vaping, and alcohol. A comprehensive list of laws, consequences and protective factors are provided.
 

Presenter: Jenna Fondren

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday March 7, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Substance Use Prevention for Educators

 
Addiction is sweeping our nation and substance use is occurring at younger and younger ages. This presentation explains the effects of substance use on an adolescent brain, signs and symptoms of abuse, and laws surrounding underage usage.
 

Presenter: Teresa Salazar

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

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Thursday March 14, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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CANCELLED

Thursday March 14, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Juvenile Laws for Students (6-12th grade)

 
Teens often inquire about the specificity of laws and which consequences are warranted for particular behaviors. Emphasizes laws directly related to important topics such as, cyber safety, bullying, terroristic threats, right to privacy, law of parties, consent, human trafficking, and substance use.
 

Presenter: Kaitlynn Frey

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6th -12th Grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday April 11, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Reporting Suspected Child Abuse, Neglect, and Human Trafficking for Educators

 
Signs and symptoms of all forms of child abuse are discussed, including neglect and human trafficking. Current laws are reviewed and resources provided on handling disclosures and required duties to respond.
 

Presenter: Ernesto Reyes and Kaitlynn Frey

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday April 18, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday April 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Thursday July 18, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday July 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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be nice./Mental Health for Students (6-12th grade)

 
Middle and High School students learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety while destigmatizing mental illness. For all ages, through a four-part action plan, students are taught to notice those around them, invite change, and challenge themselves and others to be kind and be empowered to take action. Follow up lessons are provided.
 

Presenter: Jenna Fondren

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 6-12th grade

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday May 9, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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be nice./Mental Health for Educators

 
Educators can be the first people to recognize when a child’s behavior is changing. This presentation educates school staff on how to spot and identify when a student is battling a mental illness, with an emphasis on depression and anxiety. Provides statistics and crucial information that illuminates the rise in suicide and bullying amongst youth. Through a four-part action plan, we will explain how to notice those around you, invite change, challenge yourself and others to be kind, and empower yourself and others to take action.
 

Presenter: Addie Carlson

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday May 16, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday May 16, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Gaming Safety for Educators

 
The rise of online gaming in mainstream culture has caused an increased risk of vulnerability and victimization in students. This presentation will teach you about video game basics, the impact of eSports on our culture and safety, how gaming could be affecting your students, and how to keep your student safe while gaming. We will end this presentation with monitoring tools and techniques to aid you in ensuring safe game play in your home.
 

Presenter: Teresa Salazar

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday June 6, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday June 6, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Human Trafficking and Cyber Safety Awareness for Educators

 
There is an inseparable link between Human Trafficking and the Internet. This presentation will highlight the nexus between pornography, trafficking, and grooming techniques used by predators. Gain an understanding through examples of direct messages used to lure students away from their homes and most importantly, how to have the uneasy but necessary conversations with your student.
 

Presenter: Cally Conklin

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday June 13, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday June 13, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Social Media Safety for Educators

 
Although using social media at a young age is the new normal, educating yourself on the popular apps is critical for student safety. This presentation offers interactive videos examining the depths of each popular app by covering trends, safety settings, and hidden features. Learn terms, concerning features, long term consequences, and laws surrounding social media, as well as discussing resources and monitoring options to ensure effective safety precautions.
 

Presenter: Suzi Atiya

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Educators

 

Please register for ONE session:

Thursday July 11, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Thursday July 11, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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