2013 D.A.R.E. International Training Notable Speakers
Take advantage of the training opportunities offered during the 2013 D.A.R.E. International Training Conference, July 16-18 in Cincinnati. In appreciation of the D.A.R.E. Association of Ohio’s contributions to conference preparation, a special registration fee is being offered to Ohio law enforcement personnel (see attached conference flyer).
Bill Bond – Is your School Ready for the Unthinkable?
Specialist for School Safety, National Association of Secondary School Principals and member of the D.A.R.E. America Education Advisory Board
Bill Bond is the NASSP Specialist for School Safety. Before coming to NASSP, he served as principal of Heath High School in Paducah, KY, where on December 1, 1997, a tragic school shooting occurred. This shooting, along with others across the nation, has precipitated Bond’s involvement in safe school awareness. Bond has assisted in the aftermath of nearly every school shooting since 1997. In his role as specialist for school safety, Bond is a resource for school and law enforcement organizations across the nation.
Alyson Beytien – Dealing with Autistic Citizens
Ms. Beytien is a popular speaker, parent/teacher trainer and mother of 3 sons with autism. She is a consultant/trainer throughout the U.S. and Canada on educating and supporting individuals with autism. Alyson is the Behavior Specialist for the Mercy Autism Center where she is involved in assessment, intervention and training. Alyson has a Masters degree in Education specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of Kansas, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is the author of “Autism Everyday” which received the 2012 Literary Work of the Year from the Autism Society of America.
Chief Bill Carson- Understanding the Psychology of Child Molesters
Maryland Heights Police Department (MO)
Chief Carson is a nationally recognized, published expert on child sex offenders and has presented at police academies and conferences throughout the country. Gov. Jay Nixon appointed him to the statewide Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children in 2011; he also served on the Missouri State Child Fatality Review Panel and the Missouri Task Force on Children’s Justice.
Carson began his law enforcement career in 1979 as a Patrol Officer with the City of St. John. He spent three years there and three years with the Richmond Heights Police Department before joining the fledgling Maryland Heights Police Department in 1985. Since then, he has served as a Patrol Commander, Investigations Commander and most recently, Support Services and Professional Standards Commander. Chief Carson was appointed to his position as Chief of Police of the Maryland Heights Police Department in January 2013.
Please feel free to call D.A.R.E. America at 800-223-3273 should you have any questions regarding the 2013 D.A.R.E. International Training Conference.