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Virtual Exercise Stress Test – For Schools – Sexting – Crisis & Consequence

April 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Sexting Crisis in SchoolsJoin Firestorm® and key, national partners for an expanded 120-minute interactive exercise, designed for schools of all types, that will stress-test leadership team response in a simulated sexting-crisis. The panel of experts will guide participants through a series of escalation events, with participants applying their own crisis management and crisis response plans to each stage.

Crisis Coach RegisterStudies show that young men repeatedly exposed to pornography are more likely to objectify women, and young women who view pornography are more likely to self-objectify and tolerate sexual harassment from men.

Sexting has serious consequences not only for the person taking and sending the photos, but also for the person on the receiving end. Schools must have a plan for when sexting occurs.

School leadership and teams must consider the emotional consequences of sexting and the legal ramifications as well.

In this test, we will simulate an event and encourage dialogue related to the emotional and legal consequences of sexting, such as:

  • Embarrassment and humiliation
  • Bullying
  • End of friendships
  • Guilt and shame
  • Objectification
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Exposure to adult, sexual predators
  • Criminal or other charges for child pornography
  • Sex offender registry
  • Parental exposure to legal consequences
  • Children and Family Services involvement

The sessions will include a discussion of how insurance responds to a sexting-crisis and will conclude with a “hot wash” and benchmark analysis of actions taken. The sessions are specifically designed to empower participants to improve their crisis plans.


George Vergolias
George Vergolias,  Psy.D
Associate Medical Director of R3 Continuum, Threat of Violence and Workplace Violence programs 

George Vergolias is a forensic psychologist and threat management expert. He currently serves as Associate Medical Director of R3 Continuum, leading their Threat of Violence and Workplace Violence programs. Dr. Vergolias is also the founder and owner of TelePsych Supports, a tele-mental health company providing involuntary commitment and crisis risk evaluations for hospitals and emergency departments. He has over 20 years of forensic experience, with expertise in the following areas: violence risk and threat management, psychological dynamics of stalking, sexual offending, emotional trauma, civil and involuntary commitment, suicide and self-harm, occupational disability, law enforcement consultation, expert witness testimony, and tele-mental health.

Nora K. Stransky, CIC, CPIW

President, Special Markets Insurance Consultants, Inc.

Ms. Stransky founded Special Markets Insurance Consultants (“SMIC”) and is responsible for the underwriting of various student accident and special risks programs of accident medical and liability coverage for the sports, students, youth and leisure markets.

  Brian Graves
Director of Communications and Public Relations, Community Unit School District 308 in IllinoisBrian Graves offers nearly two-decades of experience in public relations and communications. He received his undergraduate degree in public relations and marketing from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, and later earned a master’s in journalism from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.


Scott Smith
Product Manager, RenWeb Parent Alert
Scott is the Product Manager for RenWeb’s Parent Alert emergency notification service.He is responsible for product development, sales and technical support. He is passionate about helping schools implement Parent Alert for all types of scenarios that include school emergencies, closings, lockdowns, bus delays, cancellations or schedule changes. 

Suzy Loughlin

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, Firestorm

Suzy is the co-Founder, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer of Firestorm.  She leads the Behavioral Risk Threat Assessment (BeRThA®) practice within Firestorm. Suzy provides critical decision support to clients, and has extensive experience in the development of crisis management & communications, workplace violence, emergency response, business continuity and communicable illness plans on behalf of corporations and educational institutions.

Jim Satterfield

President, Chief Operating Officer, Firestorm

James (Jim) W. Satterfield is the President/COO and co-founder of Firestorm®. Jim is a nationally recognized expert, keynote speaker and presenter on crisis management, threat assessment, disaster preparedness and business continuity planning.




Harry Rhulen

CEO, Firestorm

Harry Rhulen is the Chairman/CEO of Firestorm. As the Chairman/CEO of Firestorm, and through Mr. Rhulen’s leadership, Firestorm is currently engaged to help keep hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of students safer. Harry has personally responded to some of the nation’s greatest school tragedies-including Virginia Tech, Littleton, Columbine, Arapahoe, and Platte Canyon. Harry’s crisis response experience extends beyond school shootings and includes incidents of sexual abuse, suicide, bullying, hazing, employee/student/domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, drowning, and child pornography allegations.

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April 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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