Thursday, October 24, 2013, Albuquerque Embassy Suites 

7:00am - 8:00am


8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome: Our Children Deserve Safe Schools, 

Gary King, New Mexico Attorney General

8:15am - 9:30am

Introduction of Keynote Speakers: Dr. Joel Haber, “Bullyproof Your Child for Life.”Dr. Haber is a New York clinical psychologist and a passionate advocate speaker.  

9:30am - 10:15am

"The River and The Bridge: Creating Safe Schools, families, and Communities"Dominic Cappello is an author/artist/advocate of "Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Violence."



10:30am - 11:30am

Breakout Sessions:

• Current Trends in Child Exploitation– Anthony Maez, Special Agent in Charge, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Attorney General's Office  

• School Mental Health: Approaches to create zones of safety and reduce stigma– Yolanda Cordova, Director, Office of School and Adolescent, New Mexico Department of Health; Jenn Jevertson, Program Manager, Santa Fe Mountain Center

• Creating Safe, and Supportive Welcoming School Environments– Dr. Kristine Meurer, Exec. Director, APS Student, Family & Community Supports Division; Bernadette Cordoba, Instructional Manager, Family and Community School, APS

• Bullyproofing: Continuing the discussion to find solutionsDr. Joel Haber

11:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch on your own

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Cyberbullying/Internet SafetyDoris Aguilar-Budris, Education Outreach Coordinator and Zack Freeman, Graphic Designer, Attorney General's Office

1 -1:45pm

Attorney General King introduces Emmy award winning producer Chris Schueler, who will screen his latest film: Bystanders—Ending Bullying.

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Breakout Sessions:

• Reproductive Coercion and Using Technology as a Weapon for AbuseKari Meredith, Project Coordinator, New Mexico Attorney General Office

• Talking to the Media during a School CrisisPhil Sisneros, Director of Communications, Attorney General’s Office; Rigo Chavez, Director Albuquerque Public Schools Communications; Charlie Moore, Managing Editor of the ABQ Journal; Sabrina Strong, NM Suicide Prevention Coalition; and Alejandro Contreras, News Director, KLUZ TV

Responding to a School Crisis: Components of a School Safety PlanDean Hopper, Director, School and Family Support Bureau, New Mexico Public Education Department; Victoria Waugh-Reed, Safety Resource Counselor, APS

Youth and Gun ViolenceClarence Gibson, Special Agent, Attorney General's Office; Steve Tellez, Chief of Police, APS; Johnny Ortega, Special Agent in Charge Investigations Division, Attorney General's Office

2:45pm – 3:00pm


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Recovery Plan – Panel discussion moderated by Ms. Heather Sandoval, Executive Assistant, Attorney General's Office

Mr. Dominic Cappello

Dr. Kristine Meurer

Ms. Yolanda Cordova

Ms. Kari Meredith

Mr. Dean Hopper

Closing Remarks – Attorney General Gary King


Attorney General’s  Reception

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