This workshop, geared toward board of education members, school district administrators and staff, will address handling and preventing sexual harassment claims, implementing a trauma-informed program and recognizing the signs of human trafficking. The program is designed to provide resources and information about how your district can better serve and support its students.

This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 4.25 total CLE hours instruction.

Agenda

8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
8:50 a.m.
Welcome
9 a.m.
Handling and preventing sexual harassment claims
Tabitha Justice, Esq., Subashi, Wildermith & Justice
As conversations in the media about sexual harassment and assault increase due to the #metoo and #timesup movements, districts have questions about the adequacy of their sexual harassment policies and procedures and how to properly handle claims of sexual harassment or assault, particularly those that may have occurred many years ago. Learn about what your policies, procedures and practices should include, and how your school district should prepare for the possibility of allegations from the past.
10:15 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.
Implementing a trauma-informed school program
Melissa McClain, community education program coordinator, Akron Children’s Hospital
Ohio school districts are implementing trauma-informed programs and developing trauma-informed school buildings to help drug endangered students and students experiencing other childhood traumas. Learn the legal and practical implications of implementing a trauma-informed program in your school. Hear about tools and necessary schools can use to implement trauma-informed programs to better serve students.
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (provided)
12:45 p.m.
Training staff to recognize the signs of human trafficking in schools
Brent Currence, Missing Persons Unit director, Ohio Attorney General’s Office; Bryttani Debro, anti-human trafficking coordinator, The Salvation Army; and Melanie Kenworthy Deis, executive director, Stand Together Against Trafficking
Human trafficking is prevalent in Ohio, but are your staff members prepared to recognize the signs and act appropriately to protect students? Learn the signs and appropriate procedures to support staff and protect students.
1:45 p.m.
Break
2 p.m.
Diversity, inclusion and equity training for your board and staff
Kimberly Brazwell, chief executive officer, KiMISTRY
You’re here today, but how do you bring what you’ve learned back to your district and share those valuable tools and resources with staff? Hear practical solutions for creating and growing diversity, inclusion and equity training and programs in your district so the skills you’ve learned reach your main client: the student.
3 p.m.
Adjourn