Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Task Force on School Climate and Safety presents a districtwide transitional kindergarten / kindergarten to 12th grade School Safety Community Forum on February 21 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at La Colina Junior High School, 4025 Foothill Road. One of the presenters will be Dr. Shane Jimerson, Professor in the Gevirtz School's Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology.
The School Safety Community Forum is a free event for all families. The evening will begin with a panel presentation at which local experts will share insights on school safety plans, Standard Response Protocol, creating safety and well-being at home & school, school resource officers/deputies, school principal perspectives/insights, and balancing physical and psychological safety.
Breakout group sessions will follow the panel presentation, and the audience will have the opportunity to explore topics in more detail in a dedicated session with local experts. In addition to the panel presentation topics, there will be a session on bullying, harassment, and hate.
RSVP registration online is encouraged to reserve your seat.
Shane Jimerson is a professor in the Departmnet of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology. As a distinguished leader and advocate, with over 250 publications, Dr. Jimerson is currently the president of Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, editor of the School Psychology Quarterly (APA) journal, the lead-editor of The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice 2nd Edition (2012, Routledge), co-editor of Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention 2nd Edition (2012, National Association of School Psychologists), lead-editor of The Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective (2009, Routledge), The Handbook of International School Psychology (2007, SAGE Publishing), the lead editor of The Handbook of Response to Intervention: The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention (2007, Springer Science), and co-author of Promoting Positive Peer Relationships: Bullying Prevention Program. Having received numerous awards for his scholarship, including from the Society for the Study of School Psychology, the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Educational Research Association, California School Psychologists, and the Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, his leadership, advocacy, and scholarship continue to highlight the importance of early experiences on subsequent development and emphasize the importance of research informing professional practice to promote the social and cognitive competence of children.