Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni to Kick-off Safe School Summit

December 7, 2016 -Springfield, Mass- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni in partnership with the Massachusetts Teachers Association is sponsoring a day of free continuing education for education professionals. The all-day event is open to school personnel who work in Hampden County.   The target audience includes but is not limited to: teachers, education support professionals, principals, school adjustment counselors, school resource and law enforcement officers, school nurses, superintendents and community partners.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni along with Massachusetts Teachers Association President, Barbara Madeloni will be giving opening remarks to attendees at 8:45 a.m.

The full day of classes will include; Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Management Program, Practical Strategies to Reduce Bullying in Your School, as well as, Providing Restorative and Accountable Behavior Supports and Interventions in Middle and High Schools.

The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s Safe Schools Summit brings together educators, elected officials, law enforcement and judicial personnel, social and health services providers, parents and community members to discuss and develop strategies that ensure safe, healthy school climates conducive to learning and teaching. In partnership with Massachusetts district attorneys, the summits provide opportunities for collaboration as well as giving educators the skills, tools and information to improve school environments.

Following the opening remarks there will be a presentation by the key note speaker, Chaplain Clementina Chéry, who is an internationally recognized peace educator and violence prevention leader.  Chaplain Chéry has extensive experience training public health professionals and law enforcement officials to better serve families impacted by murder and interrupt cycles of retaliatory violence. She has trained doctors, social workers, psychologists, street workers, religious leaders, police officers, homicide detectives, and other providers at city and state agencies, hospitals, and community-based organizations.

For more information of the summit please visit: https://goo.gl/D1IUyJ

If any media outlets cannot make it for 8:45 but wish to cover the event please contact me for other arrangements.

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