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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The Overlooked Safety Necessity: AEDs

If your school has classrooms stocked with emergency backpacks and fire extinguishers, you’re well on your way to full preparedness! But what about the equipment necessary to help someone in cardiac arrest? We at Joffe believe that for organizations to be fully prepared, staff and students should have the capability to apply life-saving techniques to any individual in need Read more about The Overlooked Safety Necessity: AEDs[…]

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What is a Regional Response Manager?

The term “regional response manager” (RRM) always seems to warrant a follow-up definition – probably because our team was the first to coin the term! At this moment in time, I have yet to perfect the briefest, coolest, and most professional explanation, but I’ll do my best here. My description an RRM starts off by stating that I help make kids Read more about What is a Regional Response Manager?[…]

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Why First Aid and CPR Training is Important in Schools

Accidents can happen at any time or place, including at school. We can’t always control when or how they happen, but we can control how we respond to and prevent them. When you have first aid knowledge, you’re able to respond to an incident with greater confidence and, in turn, greater care. This is especially Read more about Why First Aid and CPR Training is Important in Schools[…]

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How to Protect Your Student at an Unprepared School

When a school teams up with Joffe Emergency Services, every aspect of their school safety improves. An entire team, both in our organization and theirs, is practicing, preparing, and implementing safety standards to keep the campus safe in any type of emergency, from an active shooter to an 8.4 earthquake. But what if your child’s school Read more about How to Protect Your Student at an Unprepared School[…]

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Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder by Changing Your Home

For people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), thinking about spending long days and nights at home in the fall and winter can be dreadful. While others without SAD look forward to sitting on the couch reading a book while the snow blows outside, you may find yourself wishing that you were in a more temperate Read more about Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder by Changing Your Home[…]

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3 Common Safety Mistakes in Schools

When an emergency strikes, everyone reacts. In the midst of the chaos, we cannot always control our reactions. It is important to be aware of the common safety mistakes made in schools to not only remain safe, but to become safe again. Below are three common safety mistakes made in schools. 1. Communication: Communication is instrumental Read more about 3 Common Safety Mistakes in Schools[…]

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Lockdown Devices and Preparedness

It’s difficult to believe that not all states have adopted requirements for lockdowns to keep children and teachers safe. States typically work a little bit slower and the law may take a little while to catch on, which ultimately means it can take a while for the codes and compliance to change. Luckily for you, there’s no reason Read more about Lockdown Devices and Preparedness[…]

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