Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2018/12
December 12, 2018
In this issue:
- Managing Controversial Speakers on Campus: This fall, Campus Safety released a summary of comments and suggestions related to managing controversial speakers on campus that resulted from all three Campus Safety Conferences (CSC) and the in-depth discussion led by Vivian Marinelli, senior director of crisis management services at FEI, a national behavioral health organization that provides resiliency solutions. During the discussion, CSC attendees shared their challenges and some solutions that have worked for them before and after events.
- Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors national town hall meetings to educate communities about underage drinking and to mobilize them around its prevention. Each year, community-based organizations including community and youth-led coalitions as well as colleges and universities host events nationwide. SAMHSA, together with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking and other national partners, will sponsor the seventh round of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking in 2019.
December 5, 2018
In this issue:
- New Exercise Starter Kits Available for Active Shooter Incidents: Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) released new exercise starter kits (ESK) for the K-12 academic community as part of the Campus Resilience Program. OAE previously released ESKs for the higher education community in June 2018. The ESKs are self-conducted tabletop exercises that include a set of scalable tools to help K-12 schools and institutions of higher education test existing emergency plans, protocols, and procedures.
- Terrorism Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism Research Library: The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) mission is to enable effective, efficient, and secure operations across all homeland security missions. To counter the continually growing and changing threat of violent extremism, S&T developed a free and publicly accessible research findings dashboard that hosts more than 1,500 catalogued terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism research documents.