On June 3rd, 2017, Safe & Sound Hillsborough will host its inaugural Violence Prevention Conference, appropriately named SafeSummit’17. Located at the University Mall, this event will bring residents from all over Hillsborough County together with community agencies, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, support services, private sector and faith based leaders, with a focus on healing our communities and developing strategies and solutions to prevent violence from spreading in Hillsborough County. Our three main components during this event will be a Reentry Roundtable discussing employment strategies for ex-offenders, a Youth Summit entitled TEENtalk to allow Hillsborough County teens and young adults to speak on issues related to them and how they feel they could contribute to solutions, and a State of Public Health Summit that will address Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Domestic Violence and other issues that contribute to violence in our communities. Our 2017 conference will focus on cultures and effects of violence – how we learn violence, the context of violence, and culturally impacted responses to the root causes of violence.

Join us this year as we consider these issues and discuss how communities – schools, courts, law enforcement, service organizations, youth and families – have and can continue to come together to effectively understand the impacts of violence on resiliency, why it affects people in different ways, and the exportation of the effects of violence. We will spend the day exploring what works, where there are challenges, how to communicate better with each other, and how to collectively move to solutions.

 
Want To Be a Presenter?

Safe & Sound Hillsborough invites proposals for concurrent workshops sessions to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017. There are different categories for presentations, Workshops, Discussion Tables, and Trainings. We welcome all varieties; however, our goal is to have a diverse program in both subject matter and type of workshop. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and recognition in presenting to a large audience.

Attention Youth
Safe and Sound Hillsborough will award four (4) scholarships at the Violence Prevention Conference in June 2017 to a resident graduating from each of the following zip codes: 33566, 33610, 33612 and 33598. In addition to recognizing a sound record of achievement in his or her studies, this award will also include recognition of leadership in selecting a graduate who has taken initiative to improve quality of life for the greater community…
Community Builder Awards
At this year’s Violence Prevention Conference, SafeSummit’17, Safe & Sound Hillsborough (S&SH) will recognize individuals that have demonstrated exemplary grass roots leadership. The Kevin Beckner Community Builder Award will highlight an individual’s efforts to promote safety and community from one or more of the following zip codes: 33566, 33610, 33612 and 33598…
 
Call for Workshops

Safe & Sound Hillsborough invites proposals for concurrent workshops sessions to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017. There are different categories for presentations, Workshops, Discussion Tables, and Trainings. We welcome all varieties; however, our goal is to have a diverse program in both subject matter and type of workshop.

Interactive presentations should be designed to last 45 minutes and should address one or more of the following:

  • Community Policing
  • Engaging faith community and faith leaders
  • How to improve access points for prevention and intervention (hospitals, schools, churches); building partnerships
  • Clinical approaches to violence/trauma
  • Parenting tactics to help reduce violence
  • Creating a community of practitioners
  • Race and Equity
  • The use of technology in prevention and intervention efforts
  • How to create functioning coalitions; includes both surviving disagreements and separations
  • Public/private and business partnerships
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Why do kids join gangs?
  • Reducing Accessibility of Guns (Youth)
  • Employment Strategies to help reduce violence

 

WHY BE A PRESENTER?

This conference is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and recognition in presenting to a large audience.  The audience includes:  Community residents and stakeholders, Civic Leaders, Elected Officials, Parents, Youth, Employers and Support Service Agency Contacts.

 

FULL PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Invited full proposals must be received by Friday, March 10th, 2017. Submit your proposal via email to info@safeandsoundhillsborough.org

Safe & Sound Hillsborough invites proposals for concurrent workshops sessions to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
For additional information or questions, contact Dexter Lewis at 813-327-8317, ext. 4040 or via email at dlewis@safeandsoundhillsborough.org.
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Scholarship Opportunities

Safe and Sound Hillsborough will award four (4) scholarships at the Violence Prevention Conference in June 2017 to a resident graduating from each of the following zip codes:

33566, 33610, 33612, 33598

In addition to recognizing a sound record of achievement in his or her studies, this award will also include recognition of leadership in selecting a graduate who has taken initiative to improve quality of life for the greater community.  Preference will be given to the first generation, college-bound students.  For more information about these one-time scholarship awards of $1,000 to qualified candidates, as well as, please review the application and scroll below to review criteria, eligibility requirements, award terms & conditions and directions on how to submit.

 

  1. How do you describe a safe community?
  2. How would you compare your community to your safe community description?
  3. What does it take to make a community safe?
  4. How do you plan to apply your future educational training toward creating a safe community?

Students will have the opportunity to address each of these questions in an essay or may opt to submit a video not to exceed 4 minutes in .mp4 format.

 

The application and all attachments must be hand delivered, mailed, or uploaded and received no later than 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2017.

Upload Your Application

 
Community Builder Awards

Safe & Sound Hillsborough will recognize individuals who have demonstrated exemplary grass roots leadership at the Violence Prevention Conference, SafeSummit’17. The Kevin Beckner Community Builder Award will highlight an individual’s effort to promote safety and community from one or more of the following zip codes:

33566, 33610, 33612 and 33598.

For more information about the criteria, eligibility requirements and nomination materials required, Click Here.

The application and all attachments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7th, 2017.

Upload Your Application

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