PERI offers symposium on preventing school violence
The Fairfax, Va.-based Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) will hold a virtual symposium aimed at increasing safety in the nation’s schools. The symposium, “Confronting Violence in Our Schools: Planning, Response and Recovery,” will be held on PERI’s Web site from Jan. 8 to 12.
Topics to be covered by the symposium include preventing terrorist attacks on schools, diffusing violent behavior in students and helping students recover from acts of violence. “We have assembled an impressive cadre of professionals to share their expertise and personal experiences in devising effective prevention and recovery strategies,” says PERI Executive Director Gerry Hoetmer. Participants will be able to post questions and comments during each day of the free symposium. The PERI Web site is www.riskinstitute.org.