Comprehensive Strategies to Address School Safety

This webinar showcases research related to comprehensive approaches for addressing school safety across the areas of public safety, mental and behavioral health, and education. Expert panelists offer lessons learned and promising practices from Nevada and New Hampshire and outline recommendations and effective strategies for Governors across the country to move these efforts forward.


  • Shannon Desilets, Community Wellness Administrator for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health; Former Governor-appointed Program Director of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement for the State of New Hampshire
  • Dale Erquiaga, Former Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction and Chief Strategy Officer for Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval; Former Acting Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Dr. Sharon Hoover, Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health; Director of the National Center for Safe Supportive Schools
  • Moderator: Seth Gerson, Program Director for K-12 Education, National Governors Association  

A full transcript of the webinar can be found here.