Why We Overprepare for Swarms of Bees

  Someone forwarded me this email entitled “Lockdown Averted.” You might think this is crazy. Maybe you’re even thinking, “Why am I still reading this post?” Well, let me give you some background… In our conversations about lockdown at schools, we often use the – now notorious – “swarm of bees” example. At the beginning of Read more about Why We Overprepare for Swarms of Bees[…]

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Before & After: The Experience of Recovery

A lot of recovery survivors talk about their “befores” and “afters.” This is because the difference between substance abuse and sobriety is like night and day. While it seems obvious, there really is an incredible difference for the person who is living through these changes. When recovery survivors experience the greatness of a sober life, Read more about Before & After: The Experience of Recovery[…]

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Best Practices For An Effective Emergency Evacuation Plan For Your Company

There are certain practices that you cannot overlook if you’re determined to make an effective emergency evacuation plan for your company. It’s important to start at the beginning and have the necessary foundation for quality employee safety. Risk Assessment Before taking any large steps for planning, let alone practicing, it is important to know what Read more about Best Practices For An Effective Emergency Evacuation Plan For Your Company[…]

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Crisis Management and the Highly Sensitive Child

School emergency drills, though necessary, can cause distress in for some children. In this day and age, we’re noticing more children’s issues and needs that have been pushed aside in years past. Something as important as a lockdown can send a child into a worried state that may manifest itself in negative ways for a long Read more about Crisis Management and the Highly Sensitive Child[…]

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Perspective of the Shooter

We’ve been deep in conversation at Joffe regarding perspectives during crises at a school. We’ve discussed the student’s perspective and the importance of building confidence in faculty and leadership, especially in the midst of an emergency surrounded by students. We’ve talked about the importance of the parent perspective and the reality that they’ll never be fully pleased, but your ability Read more about Perspective of the Shooter[…]

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Triangles of Life: Sound Advice or Dangerous Myth?

Since 2004, an email has made the rounds every few years, continuing to spread an idea – specifically, “Triangles of Life” – that has been debunked countless times by a variety of agencies. If you have already heard this story and know that the best practice in an emergency is “drop, cover, and hold on” – thank you. Please Read more about Triangles of Life: Sound Advice or Dangerous Myth?[…]

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