Summer Safety

Summer is officially here! Most schools are on vacation, and the July 4th holiday is in just a couple of weeks. Amidst this exciting time of year, safety can sometimes take a holiday, too, while the need for safety practices and opportunities is actually increasing. Summer Safety Plan Change in family routine might have children Read more about Summer Safety[…]

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Connecting Staff to Safety Through Leadership

A true safety culture requires a common vision from everyone involved. The easiest way to instill a common vision on your campus? Strong, consistent leadership. Leaders establish values, develop procedures, and enforce accountability for their safety programs. Good leadership empowers team members, and empowered team members are the dream of every leader–they’re able to work Read more about Connecting Staff to Safety Through Leadership[…]

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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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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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