Friends of Safe Schools U.S.A.-"Survival 101" Threat Assessment Conference

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Meadow Lands

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Washington, PA 15301

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“In the end, what matters is this: I survived.”

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Friends of Safe Schools U.S.A.- Pennsylvania proudly presents this unique symposium featuring nationally renowned speakers. Please join us for this TWO DAY symposium as we hear these incredible lessons that explore the multifaceted issues surrounding safety in today's schools. Other renowned safety experts will also be on hand to discuss school safety best practices.

Nationally renowned speakers at a local level!

Lt. Brian Murphy will present "Never Give Up"- Lt. Murphy began his career in the law enforcement field beginning in 1980 while in the United Sates Marine Corp. Upon leaving the Marine Corp in 1985, Lt. Murphy worked for the United Nations, Jefferson County (WI) Sheriff's Department, and served over 22 years with the Oak Creek, WI Police Department. In August 2012, Lt. Murphy was the first responding officer to the Sikh Temple massacre which left 6 dead and another 3 wounded. Lt. Murphy was shot 15 times during the gunfight with the suspect. The first round he took struck him on the chin and went down his throat. He not only lived to tell about it, he fought back to active duty. Lt. Murphy will provide a debriefing of the incident and detail how violent extremism played a role in the attack. Then he will share how he fought back to active duty and will inspire everyone to "Never give up"!

Arno Michaelis will present "My Life After Hate"- The overwhelming majority of people who become violent extremists are youth-and most are male youth. Here how Arno and other youth become vulnerable to violent extremism. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Arno Michaelis was a leader of a worldwide racist skinhead organization and lead singer of the hate-metal band Centurion. Single parenthood, love for his daughter, and the forgiveness shown by people he once hated all helped to turn Arno's life around, bringing him to embrace diversity and practice gratitude for all life.

Sgt. Rudy Perez will present "Career Survival"- Sgt. Perez is a 17 year veteran of the Los Angeles School Police Department serving the 2nd largest school district in the United States. The Los Angeles Unified School District has close to 700,000 students and is the second largest employer after the county government in the county of Los Angeles. You can only imagine the issues that the police officers face while protecting the faculty, staff, students, and property of such a large district. Come and learn how well-prepared officers can impact others. Listen as he teaches us how to equip police officers with the proper career-enhancing armor while also helping them understand that their first line of defense is self-awareness. Rudy is one of the founders of Friends of Safe Schools U.S.A. and is currently the 2nd Vice President of the National Association of School Resource Officers.

Brad Orsini will present a Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting Case Study- Brad Orsini, a 28-year veteran of the FBI, who in 2015, was awarded the Western Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Agency Directors Award for leading the FBI’s response to several mass-casualty critical incidents including the Franklin Regional High School stabbing and the Monroeville Mall shooting. He is now the Director of Jewish Community Security with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Orsini is currently tasked with security oversight of multiple Jewish Community locations across the greater Pittsburgh area which includes training members of the community. In October 2018, something he is all too familiar with struck the community that he serves. The Tree of Life Synagogue shooting occurred killing eleven innocent people and injuring six including four Pittsburgh Police officers. Orsini saved countless lives through the training he provided in the weeks before the attack. Listen as Orsini debriefs the incident and shares stories of survival along side one of the victims who lived to tell about the horrific event.

Dr. Jack Rozel, MD, MSL will present School Violence Threat Assessment and Management Practices- Dr. Jack Rozel has been working in emergency mental health for more than 25 years and has been the medical director of resolve Crisis Services since 2010. He is the President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, the leading national organization dedicated to the improvement of compassionate, evidence based care for people with psychiatric emergencies. Dr. Rozel works with programs and teams across UPMC on a number of projects related to violence and threat management, staff injury prevention, and firearm safety. He is board certified in general, child and forensic psychiatry and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Rozel mentors graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh through the Center for Bioethics and Health Law; co-teaches the Mental Health Law course at the School of Law; and teaches regional law enforcement professionals through the Crisis Intervention Team training program. Dr. Rozel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Ethics and his MD at Brown University. He received a Master of Studies in Law from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his general psychiatry residency and child and forensic psychiatry fellowships at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. Dr. Rozel chairs the Legislative Affairs Subcommittee of the Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.Dr. Jack Rozel is the Medical Director for UPMC resolve Crisis Services. At the most basic level, this program which is consistent with nationally recognized best practices is intended to help you improve your competence and confidence in recognizing and managing school violence risk . The training will cover the responsibilities of team members, the process of identifying, reporting, assessing, responding to and intervening with threats, and confidentiality requirements under federal law.

At the most basic level, this program designed for schools but adaptable for any organization is consistent with nationally recognized best practices and is intended to help you improve your competence and confidence in recognizing and managing violence risk . The training will cover the responsibilities of team members, the process of identifying, reporting, assessing, responding to and intervening with threats, and confidentiality requirements under federal law.

Who should attend?: Law enforcement, treatment and recovery professionals, school administrators, safety and security coordinators, teachers and other school personnel, corrections officers, adult and juvenile probation officers, parents, pastors/clergy, counselors, coaches, community-based program staff and volunteers, etc.

Special room rate of $99.00 per night for those attending the event. Hotel reservations must be received by 10/04/2019.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Meadow Lands

340 Racetrack Road

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