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The 14th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference is exactly 8 days shy of the 20th anniversary of the now infamous school shooting at Columbine High School. As of this past December, there have been more than 225 shootings at US primary and secondary schools since Columbine, resulting in more than 143 dead and 289 injured. There will undoubtedly be more school shootings and more victims before our conference takes place. Schools and school systems are scrambling to make their learning environments safer, but there isn’t a lot evidence as to what really works…and what doesn't.
Amidst all active shooter drills and school lockdowns, other groups of victims are emerging:
An estimated 220,000 students have experienced a shooting at their schools; the countless number of kids who have not experienced a shooting, but have been traumatized by stories of such shootings, or by the all-too-frequent drills and lockdowns at their schools. Is it possible to make our schools safer and better prepared to respond to school shootings if they occur, while not unnecessarily contributing to heightened anxiety and stress levels in our students?
The 14th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference examines this complex, but critical, question with the goal of equipping and empowering each of us to engage - wherever we can - in the difficult work of helping to make all our schools safer for all students.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
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Continuing Education Credits include:
(You MUST attend the entire conference to receive credit)
Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.