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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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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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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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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Peer-to-Peer Crisis Support Program

Big news! We’re currently developing a new, exciting program for Joffe schools—involving students! What is the Peer-to-Peer Crisis Support Program? This program empowers students to respond to crises in their own social sphere, mitigating traumatic outcomes in teams with adults. Why is this program necessary? By training and employing students, schools can increase their capacity to Read more about Peer-to-Peer Crisis Support Program[…]

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Community Emergency Response Teams

The importance of developing a competent and viable community emergency response team that can respond to hazard-specific incidents that directly correlate to the geographic location cannot be underscored enough. Community volunteers make up the majority of these important and life-saving local community teams. It is crucial that these teams are provided with top-level training in Read more about Community Emergency Response Teams[…]

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

One of the primary concerns for emergency managers is trying to reduce the psychological effect disaster-related incidents can have on the human psyche. Depending upon the severity of the incident, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a debilitating condition that lasts for weeks, months, or even years. Treatment for these individuals varies greatly. However, the one Read more about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder[…]

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