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Uniting to Prevent School Violence

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings


​In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School ​shootings, this event will explore what we have learned about preventing school violence since the Columbine tragedy, what questions remain and – perhaps most importantly – what is preventing us from implementing what we have learned to end these tragedies?
 
Designed for scientists, school leaders, public health professionals, community members, public safety professionals, and decisionmakers, this symposium will provide knowledge and tools to help us work together to advance violence prevention using a public health approach.

Presented by the Center for Bioethics & Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the Colorado School of Public Health and its Program for Injury Prevention, Education & Research (PIPER), and the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU Boulder. Questions? Contact Ethics.CSPH@ucdenver.edu​

WHEN: April 16, 2019 | 8 am - 4 pm
WHERE: Education 2 South Auditorium, CU Anschutz Medical Campus 

Featured Speakers
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​Jared Polis
Governor of Colorado
Philip Weiser
Attorney General of Colorado
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
Dean of Drew Medical School
Larry Cohen, MSW
Founding Director, Prevention Institute
 

Agenda & Speakers

7:30-8:00 am

Coffee and light breakfast
8:00-9:30 am
Opening Session – Welcome, Remembrance, and Overview of the Day

Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado

Beverly Kingston, PhD, Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado-Boulder

Frank DeAngelis, MA, Retired principal of Columbine High School

Carol Runyan, PhD, MPH, Professor, Colorado School of Public Health


Opening Keynote

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD​​, Dean of the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science​


Art from Ashes Youth Performance

9:30-9:45 am

Break

9:45-11:15 am

The Problem of School Violence Today and What Works to Create Safe Schools

Marc Zimmerman, PhD​, Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Beverly Kingston, PhDDirector, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado-Boulder


Art from Ashes Youth Performance

11:15-12:15 pm

Box lunches and displays of art and resources

12:15-1:30 pm

Learning from Multiple Perspectives & Experiences to Create Cultures and Climates of Safety

Christopher Nelson, PhD, Senior Political Scientist, Rand Corporation

David Osher, PhD, Vice President, American Institutes for Research

Sarah Goodrum, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado


Art from Ashes Youth Performance

1:30-1:45 pm

Break

1:45-3:00 pm

Moving Colorado Forward

Philip Weiser, JD, Attorney General of Colorado​


Stakeholder Discussion about Future Directions

John-Michael Keyes, Executive Director, i love u guys Foundation

Kevin West, District Administrative Specialist for Adams 12

Susan Payne, Founder, Safe2Tell

Ali Maffey, MSW, Injury and Substance Abuse Prevention Policy and Communications Unit Supervisor, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Christine Harms, MS, Director, Colorado School Safety Center, Department of Public Safety

Larry Cohen, MSW, Founding Director, Prevention Institute (moderator)
​3:00-3:15 pm ​Break
3:15-3:45 pm

Closing Keynote: Making Change

Larry Cohen, MSW, Founding Director, Prevention Institute

​3:45 pm - 4:00 pm ​Perspective from Governor Polis
Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado
4:00-4:15 pm

Wrap-up and Next Steps

​Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Beverly Kingston, PhD, Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado-Boulder



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