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Seminar Title:  
School Violence, Safety and Security Conference

DATES:  5/29/2019 through 5/30/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Mike Coker

LOCATION:  Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort - 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965

HOTEL:  Glacier Canyon Lodge at Wilderness Resort - Wisconsin Dells, WI  1-800-867-9453
$99.00 Double Queen
Plus $24.95 nightly Resort Fee.
Identify with Public Agency Training Council at Glacier Canyon Lodge Leader # 703963 to receive discounted room rates.

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Sergeant Mike J. Coker (Retired) brings a motivational style of lecture to classes and speaking engagements across the Nation on the topics of Leadership/Supervision and Domestic Violence issues. Mike served as a police officer for 20 years in the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department. Mike held several supervisory assignments during his tenure: Field Training Officer, Uniform Patrol Supervisor, Homicide and Robbery Squad Commander, Domestic Violence / Sex Crimes Supervisor, School Resource Supervisor, Robbery Task Force Squad Commander, Shift Commander, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, and the State University Leadership Course at Pamplin College - Sponsored by the Virginia Police Chief's Association in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Mike's teaching experience includes: The Polaroid Corporation, United States Postal Service, U.S. Attorney's Office - Northern Mississippi District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Idaho P.O.S.T., Miami-Dade Police Department, Idaho Governor's Task Force, Suffolk County Long Island, New York, Virginia Juvenile Court Judges, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, TCLEOSE, Academy of Criminal Justice Services, Eastern Virginia Medical School, St. Louis County Police Training Academy, The U.S. Virgin Island Police, the Island of Mai and Hilo Hawaii Police Departments, Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar hosted by New York State Police, to name a few. Mike is a past Board of Director's member of Help Emergency Response (HER) - a local battered women's shelter in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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Course Objectives

Banish Bullying Behavior
An invaluable presentation with straightforward and well researched strategies to help bring to light the real issues kids face today and provides specific advice to all stakeholders to help banish bullying behavior. This presentation will describe those practices that will create positive change and suggest practical strategies to make school a safe and comfortable place for learning. How to transform the culture of pain, rage and revenge into a culture of respect.

Suicide Intervention and Prevention
In the U.S., the suicide rates are the highest ever. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-old. In our discussion we will use the most current data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the QPR suicide Prevention gatekeeper training to gain the skills to effectively intervenes in situations where warning signs and behaviors alert us to a youth, co-worker or family member in crisis, in action or thoughts of suicide.

Individual Level Strategies
Youth's experiences, knowledge, and skills can influence their likelihood of becoming involved in violence. Strengthening young people's abilities to effectively solve difficulties that arise and their opportunities to participate in prosocial activities like restorative justice reduce the risk for violence.

Relationship Level Strategies
Positive relationships between students and their prosocial peers, teachers, and families can be critical assets in promoting youth’s well-being and preventing school violence.

Community Level Strategies
The social environment, the climate and culture of schools can influence the likelihood of violence. The numerous steps Schools can take to improve school connectedness in order to promote learning and to reduce negative outcomes, such as violence

The Principles of Verbal De-escalation and Influence
This presentation will provide the participant with the tools to reduce student, staff and law enforcement assaults and injuries, while generating volunteer compliance and cooperation.

The Principles of CPTED
Creating a warm and welcoming environment, fostering a sense of physical and social order. Creating a sense of ownership by students, sending positive messages to students, maximizing the presence of authority figures, minimizing opportunities for out-of-sight activities. Managing access to all school areas.

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