Helping Youth Survive Today's World
On December 10th, 2013, the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition hosted its fall conference at Hofstra University. The conference, entitled “Smart Decisions: Helping Youth Survive Today’s World,” was different than most of the previous conferences we’ve held. Instead of being specifically focused on one issue, such as sports safety or dangerous driving, it was a smorgasbord event encompassing many of the topics we face when we think about the safety of our children. Almost 300 people attended, even with the snow we unfortunately received that morning!
Audience in Theater for Hon. Judith Kaye's keynote speech Crowd gathered for a speech given during lunchtime
After breakfast, the group sat together for a keynote address given by Hon. Judith Kaye, the former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Her speech was mostly focused on her campaign for reform in our schools, and was rated extremely highly by all in attendance.
DA Kathleen Rice, ADA Rene Fiechter, Hon. Judith Kaye, Youth Leaders
The group broke out into workshop sessions for the remainder of the day, with topics ranging from substance abuse to eating disorders and safe driving to cyberbullying and more. The workshops were well attended and we received feedback from the attendees that they appreciated the knowledge that was gained. The day ended with a panel discussion from Long Island’s top youth leaders on the challenges that they themselves as young people face in today’s world, and it proved to be a very moving session.
ADA Rene Fiechter and the youth panel
We hope that if you missed this great event, you will keep an eye open for our next conference, details to be announced soon.
Sports Safety Conference
Keeping our youth physically and ethically safe on the field
District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice and the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition’s Sports Safety Conference held at Hofstra University on April 11th proved a resounding success. With an expert line-up of A-list speakers like Deputy Bureau Chief of the Nassau County Court Trial Bureau, Kenneth Kunken, and popular WFAN Sports Commentator, Rick Wolff and over 20 professionals, 2013 is set to provide even more content and even more opportunity for sports professionals and parents throughout Long Island.
The event featured practical workshops, a marvelous luncheon, and a raffle ceremony attracting over 200 attendees, exhibitors and speakers.
We also received great coverage from our friends at Cablevision who gave stayed at the conference all day long and interviewed many of our speakers. See the video below and on our Videos tab as well!
Top class speakers took to the stage and shared their expertise, with representation from Collins, McDonald & Gann PC, Attorneys at Law; The Wheatley School; Calhoun High School; Great Neck Schools and Nassau County PE Consortium; East Williston School District; Positive Coaching Alliance; Pediatric Cardiology of Long Island; Lynbrook Schools; Nassau County PAL; Plainview-Old Bethpage Schools; Glen Cove Schools; National Association for Health; Plainedge Schools; YES Community Counseling Center; Heart & Soul; SUNY Old Westbury; State University of New York; Youth Sports Institute; Leslie Allen Foundation; Nassau County Office of the Physically Challenged; Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect; Mind Plus Muscle Institute for Applied Sport Psychology.
New additions and enhancements for upcoming sports conferences:
· More case studies on nutrition; concussions; cardiac care; mental health, counseling, and social work
· Interactive clinicians’ workshops for practical, in-depth and detailed content
· Extended networking opportunities for parents and professionals
Key Note Speakers: Rick Wolff, Kenneth Kunken Players from the Long Island Rough Riders Men’s & Women's Soccer
ADA: Rene Fiechter team came to support
Marvelous luncheon sponsored by Collins, Mcdonald, With over 200 in attendance
& Gann, Attorneys at Law
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LONG ISLAND YOUTH SAFETY COALITION
Dangerous Driving Conference
Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted and Dangerous
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 – 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition is pleased to offer a major conference on dangerous driving. The mayhem and destruction found on our highways due to irresponsible driving is endemic. Parents, teachers, and law enforcement authorities have struggled for solutions. District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice has waged war to make highways safe and would like to engage schools and youth agencies in taking a new look at this old but deadly problem. An array of talented presenters, workshops, and resources of practical value to schools and organizations has been assembled for this conference. The coalition’s goal is to combine the resources and knowledge possessed by the dozens of coalitions, schools, and groups dedicated to making youth safer. By sharing information, knowledge, and advice, each organization will become stronger and more effective and Long Island’s youth will benefit. The coalition offers periodic island wide forums on critical topics and provides a forum for discussions and information exchange through the LI Youth Safety Listserv. If you are interested in joining or obtaining more information, contact the Nassau County District Attorney’s Community Affairs office at (516) 571-1090, René.firstname.lastname@example.org