San Diego County Office of Education Recognizes Alliant Faculty and Student Contributions toward Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Schools

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2014 – The community is invited to the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) community meeting, “Working Together to Create Safer Schools”, to be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center at the San Diego County Office of Education campus at 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego.

The meeting’s focus is to recognize many of the stakeholders who diligently worked to foster communication and planning in the local community to help prevent various forms of misconduct that may occur at school between students and employees. SDCOE will recognize those directly involved in the creation of a sexual misconduct training and prevention initiative.

In particular, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Professor and Interim Program Director at Alliant International University’s California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) Glenn Scott Lipson, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. will be acknowledged for their collaborative efforts toward the initiative.
Additionally, contributions to the project made by CSFS clinical forensic psychology students, Kitzia Cesario, Angela J. Patino Medrano, and Sindy Ramos will be recognized.

As an added bonus to this meeting, guest speaker Troy Hutchings, Ed.D. will be there to discuss national trends, his research, and the efforts underway to further train teachers and other school employees through the development of a national code of ethics for educators. These guidelines are being developed along with the National Education Association (NEA) and other state organizations to assist teachers in decision making, while respecting their deep commitment to the children they instruct and taking into account the many challenges faced in the classroom.