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San Antonio, TX 78205



The South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium is a collaboration between The Children’s Shelter, Voices for Children and City of San Antonio Metro Health Department. The consortium brings together community partners across all sectors who are committed to addressing the impact of trauma. The consortium’s initial priorities include gathering data to understand community needs; connecting with existing coalitions within the community; developing community training; and developing an advocacy plan. 


School Safety Cooperative Workshop Offerings

Responding to an Active Shooter: Beyond Lockdown (8:30am-11:30am)

September 12, 2018*

Session Number: 52638 Speaker: Curtis Clay
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $50
Participants will be able to identify the active shooter/killer threats to schools including the goals and tactics of the attacker. Identify the five components of the campus community active shooter prevention and response process.  Presenter will review the components of campus mitigation and prevention and preparedness from violent behavior. Presenter will describe options to consider during the threat of an intruder beyond traditional lockdown drills and exercises.                                                                               


Mental Health Issues & Impact on School Safety (1:00pm-4:00pm)

September 12, 2018*

Session Number: 52639 Speaker: Curtis Clay
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non School Safety Co-op $50
Participants will understand the term mental illness. Recognize the factors affecting mental health treatment. Describe the prominent categories of mental illness. Identify suicidal behaviors and risk factors. Describe Texas Law for emergency commitments.  Be able to describe and use non-verbal, verbal and movement techniques necessary for approaching and communicating with students in behavioral distress. 

Child Abuse and Neglect: Understanding the Whole Picture

September 19, 2018,                     9:00am-3:00pm               

Session Number: 51750
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non-School Safety Co-op $0
The Child Abuse and Neglect Symposium will train school staff to better assist children and families in our community who are involved in the Child Protective Services System by having a better understanding of how the system operates and what resources are available to them at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. It will enhance their knowledge of ways to identify abuse and neglect to ensure that Texas Children are safe and protected.

Internet Safety/Cyberbullying/Human Trafficking and Risk Reduction (8:30am-11:30am)

September 25, 2018

Session Number: 50991 Speaker: SAPD Detective George Segura

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
The presenter will cover the use of technology and the latest trends that identify how victims, especially students are being exploited. Topics will include sexting, cyberbullying, internet predators and human trafficking as it applies to our youth. The presenter will demonstrate how vulnerable students can be and how education can protect them from becoming victims.  

Mental Health Issues and Brain Development: What School Health Professionals Need to Know

October 2, 2018,              9:00am-12:00pm

Session Number: 51788 Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
This workshop will provide an overview of school-aged children mental health issues.  Participants will gain an understanding of brain development and how this impacts a child’s behavior and learning.  During this session, school health professionals will learn strategies to utilize when working with students to help them succeed.

School Safety Issues Beyond the Emergency Operations Plan (8:30am-11:30am)

October 5, 2018

Session Number: 52628 Speaker: John Correu

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $35
The presenter will offer suggestions for issues related to school safety that are typically not considered, such as how we inform substitute teachers about school safety policies/protocol, the reunification process, essentially all things administrators do not necessarily consider regarding school safety.     

Child Sexual Abuse: The other three "R"s, recognizing, responding and reporting"

October 15, 2018,            8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Session ID: 52658 Fee: School Safety Co-op $45; Non School Safety Co-op $75
Every school has children who either have been sexually abused or are currently being sexually abused. In this workshop, you will learn the physical and behavioral indicators of a sexual abuse victim. In addition, the course will cover: Reasons why children do and don't tell about being sexually abused; the Stages of Molestation, the "outcry witness" rule; how to respond to an outcry, guidance on interviewing children at school, laws pertaining to reporting child abuse; Teen pregnancy laws; information about children who molest other children and what to do in a school setting; and behavioral indicators of Pedophiles working/volunteering in the school.  The session will be led by Barbara Marek, Executive Director for the Sexual Abuse Awareness Training Program. 

Threat Assessment: Evaluation Personnel as part of an Interdisciplinary Team

November 6, 2018           8:30am-3:30pm                Session # 52135    

Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $50; Non-School Safety Co-op $50
Effective threat assessment is typically based on the combined efforts of a threat assessment team. This session will examine the role of school-based evaluation staff as part of the interdisciplinary threat assessment team. The approach of threat assessment will be explored as a set of strategies or pathways to determine the credibility and seriousness of a threat and the likelihood that it will be acted upon. By utilizing a threat assessment approach, interdisciplinary teams can apply strategies to assess non-suicidal self-injury, suicide risk, and threats made toward others. 

Human Trafficking and Teen Dating Violence

November 6, 2018

Session Number: 51088 Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non-School Safety Co-op $100
The purpose of this training is to provide participants an increased awareness of the issues of human trafficking through the exposure of informational materials and research to include:  victim identification, investigation techniques, rescue and prosecution considerations, referral and service provider availability.  In addition, information on TEC 37.0831 that mandates each school district adopt and implement a teen dating policy will be included. Participants will receive information regarding the definition of dating violence, safety planning, enforcing protective orders, and training for school personnel. Awareness education for parents and students will also be shared.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Training

November 6, 2018,                        8:00am – 12:00pm          

Session ID: 50274 Fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non School Safety Co-op $50
The ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Training) Program is specifically designed for campus-based law enforcement officers and school personnel such as nurses, counselors, and administrators addressing the subject of underage substance use and impaired driving. In this 4-hour class we will focus on providing information and training on such topics as:

  • Youth and Alcohol
  • Drugs and Youth
  • Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Impaired Driving
  • Prevention

Gang Awareness & Intervention (8:30am-11:30am)

November 13, 2018

Session Number: 52662 Presenter: SAPD Homicide Detective William Miles/SAPD Gang Unit Detective John Schiller
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non-School Safety Co-op $35
Description: Presenters will discuss how the SAPD youth intervention program is positively changing the lives of students who were being pressured and encouraged to participate in gang activity. Members of SAPD gang unit will also provide information about gang trends and gang behavior within our community and public schools.

Essential Components of High-Quality Emergency Management Planning, Spotlight on Pipeline Safety & Emergency Preparedness (8:30am-4:00pm)

November 30, 2018

Session Number: 52661 Speaker: Curtis Clay & Shelia Martin-Caguiat
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $25; Non-School Safety Co-op $75
This interactive workshop will include an in-depth look at effective emergency management planning for schools in Texas. FEMA, U.S. Dept. of Educ., and the Texas School Safety Center have developed guidelines to assist school districts with resources and tools to advance the development of multi-hazard emergency operation plans (EOP’s). During the workshop you be introduced to each of the sections and modules of the resources above, and gain a better understanding of processes involved in the development of EOPs; Explore specific annexes that should be included in your site-specific plans, including the new pipeline annex for Texas schools; Review and enhance your existing EOP’s. Participants should bring a device capable of connecting to wifi. Also, bring your existing EOP for review and enhancement.

Internet Safety & Preventing Online Exploitation (8:30am-11:30am)

December 11, 2018

Session Number: 52656 Victoria Walker, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/Sgt. Amy Briggs, OAG
Participant fee: School Safety Co-op $0; Non-School Safety Co-op $35
The presenter will discuss the dangers associated with online exploitation such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content, grooming, online privacy, and sexting. Educators and parents will receive a multi-faceted approach to protecting children online; as well as receive age-appropriate resources to help teach children ages 5-18 with implementing safeguards for appropriate internet use. 


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