Title

Safe Schools: Utilizing Peer Mentoring Programs to Address Racism, Gangs, Violence and Bullying

Location

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Strand #1

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

Featured Speaker session.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

John VandenBurgh, CEO, VANDEN Corporation, Murrieta, CA

John VandenBurgh has spent his career working in the fields of violence prevention, youth development, safe schools and internet safety. He has served as a high school teacher, school site administrator and a district safe schools coordinator. He is now a nationally recognized program developer, trainer and speaker on the latest youth trends and critical issues that are impacting the next generation of young people. John’s experience includes pioneering the first internet safety social reporting tool for youth to utilize to address online harassment. He is the author of the PLUS Program, a youth based curriculum that is being utilized by schools nationwide to address bullying, cyberbullying and building safer environments for all students to be included in. His most recent work includes developing the Direction Survey and Resource Database for schools and communities to utilize to trend youth behavior. John’s work has been shared on media outlets that include, but are not limited to: USA Today, New York Times, NBC News, and FOX News.

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 10:15 AM

End Date

3-8-2016 11:30 AM

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Safe Schools: Utilizing Peer Mentoring Programs to Address Racism, Gangs, Violence and Bullying

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