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Crime Stoppers of Houston

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prom Safety

This presentation covers the inception of prom, healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, underage drinking, drugs, consequences and tips on keeping students and their friends safe on prom night and any day. 
 
Thursday, April 23, 2020
9:00 am - 9:45 am - High School
10:00am - 10:45 am - High School
 
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Human Trafficking

This presentation clarifies human trafficking, exposes traffickers, discusses victimization, what signs to look for and prevention.  A video depicting a student being lured is used to show the signs to be aware of and what students can do when they notice suspicious/concerning behaviors.
 
Thursday, May 28, 2020
9:00 am - 9:45 am - Middle - High School 
10:00 am - 10:45 am - Middle - High School
 
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The following are additional presentations that may be provided at request.  Contact us at vcsupport@esc4.net for scheduling. 

 

SCHOOL STAFF TRAININGS

 

Be Nice. (Mental Health)
Tackles the nexus between mental health and crime by creating an awareness in the school and community.  We discuss how to identify changes in behavior, hurtful social media posts and language that is indicative of bullying, suicide, or dangerous behaviors.  Through a four-part action plan, we explain how to notice those around you, invite change, challenge yourself and others to be kind and empower yourself to take action.
 45 minutes: Satisfies state mandate TEC §21.451
 
Bullying Prevention
Discusses best practices on creating a bully-free climate, current laws, interventions, tips, and practice on identifying/responding to bullying.
60 minutes: Satisfies state mandate TEC §21.451
 
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
This presentation is built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004.  Strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active attack event are provided.  The history and prevalence of active attack events, civilian response options, situational awareness, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills are included in this presentation.
60-90 minutes
 
An Educators Guide to Cyber Safety
Discusses the impact of the cyber world by reviewing the most used and most dangerous social media platforms, games, apps, and online challenges.  Connections between the cyber world, students' lives and mental well-being are addressed.  Participants will see how sex traffickers and predators groom potential victims by using their insecurities and vulnerabilities.  Resources are provided to aid student/related cases. 
60-90 minutes: Satisfies state mandate TEC §21.451
 
Human Trafficking
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.
60 minutes: Satisfies state mandate TEC §38.0041
 
Reporting Disclosed and Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect
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.
60 minutes: Satisfies state mandate TEC §38.0041
 
Teen Dating Safety/Violence and Sexual Misconduct
Dating is on the minds of most teens.  They can become easily victimized by 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 XI and legal orders.  Consent and coercion are detailed along with related laws.
60 minutes: Satisfies state mandate TEC §37.0831
 
 
PARENT PRESENTATIONS
 
Be Nice. (Mental Health)
Tackles the nexus between mental health and crime by creating an awareness in the school and community by discussing attributes and changes in behavior, social media posts and language that is indicative of bullying, suicide, or dangerous behaviors.  Through a four-part action plan, we explain how to notice those around you, invite change, challenge yourself and others to be kind and empower yourself to take action.
 45 minutes
 
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
This presentation is built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004.  Strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active attack event are provided.  The history and prevalence of active attack events, civilian response options, situational awareness, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills are included in this presentation.
60-90 minutes
 
Parent's Guide to Cyber Safety
With children online more than ever, it is important that parents learn about current cyber trends, new apps and popular games.  This presentation discusses social media, hidden apps, live streaming, games, online challenges, dating apps, online dangers, how to spot, what to watch for, and a review of safety settings and restrictions. 
*This presentation is not suitable for children
60 minutes
 
Substance Use Prevention
Did you know that human brains are not fully developed until our mid-20s?  This presentation explains why many teens engage in high risk behavior such as drug use, vaping and drinking.  Brain science is used to show why teens lack the ability to reason in comparison to adults.  This presentation covers underage drinking, vaping, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, marijuana and related laws.
60 minutes
 
Human Trafficking
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.  Safety tips are provided to aid in speaking with your children on this important topic.
60 minutes
 
Teen Dating Safety/Violence and Sexual Misconduct
Dating is on the minds of most teens.  They can become easily victimized by false promise of relationships.  This presentation discusses different types of victimization, healthy/unhealthy relationships, discusses consent, coercion, and boundaries.  This presentation simplifies related laws, how to protect yourself, encourages students to monitor their own behavior, and how to seek help.  Available protections, on and off campus, are emphasized such as Title IX and legal orders.  Safety tips are provided to aid in speaking with your children on this important topic.
60 minutes
 

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