Safe Schools and Communities Agenda

7-7:45 a.m.    Check-in and Registration  
7:45-8 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8-9:15 a.m.  

Keynote
Kids Deserve Better: Fostering Language and
Behaviors
that Create a Safer School Climate
Peggy Moss, consultant, Center for the
Prevention of Hate Violence and the
Cromwell Disabilities Center

9:15–10:15 a.m. 

Breakouts
Gangs and Project Safe Neighborhoods
Joel Lee, Resident Agent in Charge,
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
Gulfport Field Office  

Cyber Bullying Can Be Controlled if
Educators and Parents Know What to Do
Hani Morgan, associate professor
Department of Curriculum, Instruction
and Special Education, The University of
Southern Mississippi

10:15–10:30 a.m.  Break 
10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Breakouts 
Bullying Prevention - Everyone’s
Responsibility: What Professionals Can Do
Jody Manning, parent training and
information center coordinator, PACER
Center HANDOUT 1, HANDOUT 2, HANDOUT 3

QPR – (Question Persuade and Refer) a
Suicide
Prevention Program
Johnny Hansell, youth suicide
prevention coordinator, DREAM of
Hattiesburg Inc./Mississippi Department
of Mental Health

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own
12:30–1:30 p.m.    

Breakouts 
Cyber Bullying: Essential Components and
Mental Health Issues Related to the 
Bully
and Victim
Patricia Calabrese, psychiatric nurse
practitioner, Forrest General/Pine
Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction
Services

If You Really Knew Me Movement
Nathan Rios, co-founder and
president/CEO, If You Really Knew Me
Movement
Sheila W. Burbridge, principal Columbia
High School HANDOUT

1:30–1:45 p.m.           

Break

1:45–3:45 p.m.   

General Session
Take This: A Tool Kit to Combat a Culture
of Bullying and Teasing
Peggy Moss, consultant, Center for the
Prevention of Hate Violence and the Cromwell
Disabilities Center HANDOUT