Summit Features Experts on School Safety

Dr. Michele Borba, internationally recognized expert on parenting education, bullying and ethical development, will speak at the Riverside County Safe Schools Summit December 4, 2013, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is a collaboration between the Riverside County Office of Education and the Riverside Department of Mental Health. Funding comes from Prevention and Early Intervention Services, Community Education, and the Stigma Reduction programs.

The Summit brings together educators, public agencies, and community partners across Riverside County. It features special remarks from Supervisor John J. Benoit, District 4, Kenneth M. Young, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, and Jerry Wengerd, Director, Riverside County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Borba will focus on strengthening children’s resiliency, reducing peer cruelty, and creating compassionate learning cultures.

Breakout session topics include Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Child Sex Trafficking, Drug Trends among Youth, Active Shooter Preparedness, Bullying and Cyber bullying, Recognition and Prevention Strategies, Youth Accountability Teams Diversion Program, and Gang Awareness.

There is no charge to attend the event which includes meals, materials, resources, and parking.   Online registration is available at  For additional information, please contact Cheryl Dollar at (951) 826-6603 or

Parents/guardians of students in Riverside County are invited to attend the Riverside Safe Schools Summit for Parents/Guardians in the evening of December 4, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  There is no charge for this event, which includes dinner, resource materials, parking, and a keynote presentation featuring Dr. Borba. Translation services will be available. To register for this event contact Cheryl Dollar at (951) 826-6603 or