The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition will be holding a conference on December 5, 2017 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The topic for the conference will be youth and mental health.

Smart Decisions Conference 12-10-13

posted Mar 7, 2014, 11:25 AM by Maria Ploth   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 5:51 PM ]

Smart Decisions:
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.

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

posted Oct 16, 2012, 12:17 PM by Maria Ploth   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 5:56 PM ]

    Sports Safety Conference

Keeping our youth physically and ethically safe on the field

The Nassau County District Attorney's Office and its Long Island Youth Safety Coalition held its Sports Safety Conference at Hofstra University on April 11th which 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! 

Cablevision coverage

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

Bed Bug Workshop - June 13, 2012

posted Jun 20, 2012, 10:03 AM by Maria Ploth   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 6:56 AM ]


This bed bug workshop was created for school officials, dormitory and property managers, camp operators, housing inspectors, home health care, social service providers, and others working with those affected by bed bugs...Read more

PeaceMakers Poster Contest 2012

posted Jun 19, 2012, 8:46 AM by Maria Ploth   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 5:45 PM ]

    The PeaceMakers Violence Prevention Program is a social cognitive program using social skills, problem solving and anger management training, as well as education about violence, with the goal of reducing school based violence and student aggresssion. Participant students include those who are abusive, intimidating and assaultive of others, andthose ewho are insubordinate and disruptive in class, who might otherwise be suspended, expelled and/or removed from the school classroom.
The PeaceMakers program helps students understand violence, make positive choices, with anger management, learn conflict resolution along with many other skills...Read more

Dangerous Driving Conference - December 6, 2011

posted Nov 30, 2011, 3:32 PM by admin admin   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 5:45 PM by Maria Ploth ]

Dangerous Driving Conference

Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted and Dangerous
Using School and Community to Create Comprehensive Solutions

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 – 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Hofstra University
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. The Nassau County District Attorney's Office 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

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