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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2017/06

June 28, 2017

In this issue:

  • HazingPrevention.Org™ Publishes 2017 Resource and Planning Guides: HazingPrevention.Org (HPO), a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, by providing education and resources, advocating on hazing prevention, and building partnerships with others, released their annual resource and planning guides for colleges and high schools on earlier this month. HPO provides varied resources and support services for schools and organizations looking to introduce or improve their hazing prevention programming.
  • Safe Housing Partnerships: Ending Homelessness for Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors: There are people experiencing domestic violence and homelessness around the world, including on college and university campuses. A 2010 study found that nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors. Results from a 2016 study of basic needs insecurity in higher education, which surveyed more than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states, showed that 14 percent were homeless.

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June 21, 2017

In this issue:

  • CDC Publishes Technical Package to Help Prevent Youth Violence: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new resource, A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors, to assist states and communities in preventing youth violence. The technical package uses evidence-based strategies to help prevent or reduce public health problems, particularly youth violence, among 10 to 24-year olds and supports the CDC's STRYVE (Striving To  Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) Initiative for preventing youth violence. 

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June 15, 2017

In this issue:

  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Issues New Warnings on Fentanyl: Earlier this month, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued new guidance and warnings for first responders working on cases with those affected by the opioid crisis across the country. The deadly drug fentanyl has surged in communities, in some cases causing mass overdoses due to the distribution of it in, or as a replacement for, batches of heroin. As the number of overdoses involving fentanyl increases, first responders' accidental exposure to the equivalent of even a few grains of the drug can be deadly.

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June 7, 2017

In this issue:

  • DHS Funding Opportunity For FY 2017: On June 2, 2017, U.S. Secretary John Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security announced the release of Fiscal Year 2017 Notices of Funding Opportunity for 10 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion.
  • Immigration Scheme Alert: Various communities across the nation, including college and university campuses, have recently encountered incidents in which criminals impersonate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers to obtain personal information or money. This can be accomplished through a variety of methods, including through unsolicited texts, emails, phone calls, and by distributing printed materials that appear to be legitimate government materials from campaigns such as See Something, Say Something, but instead contain erroneous information.
  • June is PTSD Awareness Month: The National Center for PTSD was created in 1989 within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in response to the Congressional mandate PL 98-528, also known as the  Veterans' Health Care Act of 1984, to address the needs of military veterans and other trauma survivors with PTSD. It's important to remember that PTSD can affect any person that has experienced a traumatic event like combat, assault, or a disaster.

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