Proactive School Security & Emergency Preparedness Briefing

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, many state policymakers have asked critical questions about school safety and violence prevention. States convened task forces and debated various policy issues to keep students safe during the 2013 legislative sessions. This session focused on evidence-based public policy reform in mental health, education and emergency response as a way to address these critical issues. Agenda topics included mental health issues such as screening, early diagnosis and treatment, and violence prevention in schools.

CSG Education and Health Public Policy Committees
September 20, 2013
 
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, many state policymakers have asked critical questions about school safety and violence prevention. States convened task forces and debated various policy issues to keep students safe during the 2013 legislative sessions. This session focused on evidence-based public policy reform in mental health, education and emergency response as a way to address these critical issues. Agenda topics included mental health issues such as screening, early diagnosis and treatment, and violence prevention in schools.
 
Presentation by Kenneth Trump, President,
National School Safety and Security Services
 
 
 
Kenneth Trump
Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A., President of National School Safety and Security Services, has more than 25 years of K-12 school security specific experience. Ken has trained and consulted on school security assessments, emergency preparedness, and related school violence issues for school and public safety officials from all 50 states and Canada, and is author of three books and more than 80 articles on school security and crisis issues. Ken's national leadership on school safety includes serving as a four-time invited Congressional expert witness on school security and emergency preparedness issues, providing a briefing on school security and emergency preparedness to Israeli educators and safety officials on behalf of the U.S. State Department, testifying on bullying and the role of the federal government as an invited expert witness before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and participating as an invited attendee at the 2006 White House Conference on School Safety. Ken was on scene in Newtown, Connecticut, the weekend following the Sandy Hook shootings providing live interviews and analysis on school security for The Today Show, CNN, Fox News Channel, and other national media.Most recently, Kenwas an invited presenter to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission where hetestifiedon state policy and funding, and local school best practices, in school security and emergency preparedness. Ken has a Master of Public Administration degree and a B.A. in Social Service from Cleveland State University