"Beyond Newtown" Resources:
In April 2013, Congresswoman Speier, Supervisors Horsley and Tissier, Sheriff Munks, Superintendent Campbell, and retired Assemblymember Gene Mullin sponsored a summit, "Beyond Newtown: How to Ensure Safe Schools and Communities."
Nationally renowned scholar Katherine Newman, whose 2004 book Rampage addresses the social profile of school shooters, framed the day around the question of how we can better implement violence prevention strategies in our schools and communities. In addition, the program delved into school/community services for mental health and examined how to effectively implement systematic information sharing protocols across county systems. The resources that follow were presented at the summit.
School and Community Safety:
Mental Health Supports:
Information Sharing and Collaboration:
Task Force Information:
At the conclusion of the summit, participants were given the opportunity to join three different task forces. Information on the composition of the task forces is included below:
Viewing the Summit:
Videos of the summit are available courtesy of Peninsula Television (PenTV):