Western Slope Youth Safety Symposium will Address Marijuana, Bullying, Sexting and More
(April 8, 2019) -- The Montrose County School District and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) will host a one-day Youth Safety Symposium on May 9, featuring a variety of workshops and keynote presentations by an expert on the marijuana industry and a best-selling author whose work inspired the movie Mean Girls.
Registration is open now for the one-day event. Keynote speakers include:
- Rosalind Wiseman, whose New York Times best-selling book Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence formed the basis for Mean Girls.
- Ben Cort, author of “Weed, INC” and an expert on marijuana education.
The smposium will include a series of workshops on topics such as juvenile sexting prevention, threat assessment, trauma-informed classrooms, suicide prevention, and more.
WHAT: 2019 Western Slope Youth Safety Symposium
WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, May 9
WHERE: Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr., Montrose
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: School staff, law enforcement, mental health professionals, school resource officers, parents, and anyone who works with youth
HOSTED BY: Colorado School Safety Resource Center (Colorado Department of Public Safety) and Montrose County School District
COST: $50. Registration is required.