It’s a question that all parents, educators, youth workers, and community leaders face: how do we keep our children safe? At home, at school and everywhere in between, we all want to create a safer environment for our children to grow and learn.
It is critical that girls also take responsibility for their own safety. A girl who knows her rights and how to stand up for herself is the front line defense against sexual assault, dating violence, hate crimes, human trafficking, and other dangers facing girls in middle school, high school and college. Symposium speakers will focus on topics that every girl, parent and practitioner needs to hear, from school safety and self defense, to creating personal safety plans, cyberspace safety, and recovering from trauma.
Keynote Speaker Dallas Jessup
Known as a Leading Voice of the Next Great Generation and founder of the international nonprofit Just Yell Fire, martial arts expert and CNN Hero Dallas Jessup will educate, empower and inspire attendees young and old to combat violence and abuse against women and girls.
Who Should Attend?
- Social services professionals, non-profit leaders and staff, educators, faith-based leaders, parents/guardians
- Girls aged 12-21
- Access to e-book training manuals and videos on girls' safety
- Book signings by Dallas Jessup
- Door prizes from DJJ's Store of Hope
- Continental breakfast and lunch buffet included
- Teen Safety Seminar: Up Close and Personal
- Train the Trainers: A Safety Primer for AdultsTeachers/Counselors
- Staying Safe in Cyberspace
- Bullying and School Safety
- Creating Sanctuary for Girls: The Role of Faith-Based Community
- Building Safety Plans for Girls/Women
- The Power of Family: Impact of Intergenerational Messages for Girls
- The Girls Circle Model: Creating Safe Spaces of Girls
- Risky Behaviors and Self Harm: Prevention and Intervention
- Dating Violence
Columbia Conference Center
169 Laurelhurst Avenue Columbia,SC 29210
Parents: Bring Your Daughter to Get This Important Information About her Personal Safety
Youth Practitioners: Learn best practices to support girls' safety
Schools: Challenge your school to sponsor girls to attend this timely event
For groups that want to send groups of 10 or more girls, contact Gail Anderson at (864) 878-1103 to secure slots.
Reserve Your Slot and Register Now!
$100 per adult or girl, ages 12 and up
(includes continental breakfast and lunch buffet)
Registration will remain open until September 27, 2013
Registration for 2013 has closed. Please call Gail Anderson at (864) 656-5005 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.