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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2014/08

August 27, 2014

In this issue:

  • Preparing For National Campus Safety Awareness Month: Did you know that September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM)? To support colleges, universities and other organizations, the Clery Center offers campus safety programming and resources through it's initiative, "Know More, Do More: 30 Days of Professional Development During NCSAM 2014."
  • Did You Know September is Also National Preparedness Month?  The Federal Emergency Management Agency's national campaign, Ready, promotes being informed and taking specific actions to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

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August 20, 2014

In this issue: 

  • Is Your Institution Prepared For A Civil Disturbance? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), civil disturbance is "a civil unrest activity such as a demonstration, riot, or strike that disrupts a community and requires intervention to maintain public safety." Civil disturbances or unrest can cause a variety of subsequent issues such as violence and assault, disorderly conduct, vandalism, or larceny.
  • Environmental Strategies for Reducing Alcohol-Related Issues on Campuses: Environmental management strategies are based on the fact that people's behavior is influenced by environmental factors such as messages in the media, community and social norms and attitudes, policies and practices, and the availability of alcohol.

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August 13, 2014

In this issue: 

  • Ebola: A Public Health Emergency of International Concern: The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) outbreak in West Africa constitutes an "extraordinary event" and that "the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern have been met."
  • Suicide Contagion: Identifying Those at Risk and Postvention Strategies for Campuses to Reduce the Risk of Suicide Contagion: Suicide contagion is the process by which exposure to the suicide or suicidal act of one or many individuals may influence others to commit or attempt suicide. A suicide may follow the suicide of a peer, loved one or celebrity such as the highly publicized death of actor Robin Williams.

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August 6, 2014

In this issue: 

  • Proposed Bill: The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASAct): Last week eight senators, led by Senators Gillibrand and McCaskill, proposed new legislation, referred to as the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The proposed legislation seeks to combat sexual violence on campus through the use of public information and penalties.
  • FREE Online Training in Sexual Assault Investigations: End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) has developed the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) to bring state-of-the art training to anyone who is interested, on the topic of criminal justice response to sexual assault. OLTI was created by a multidisciplinary team of experts for professionals in law enforcement, prosecution, health care, victim advocacy, and other criminal justice agencies and social services.

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