This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program promotes an upcoming session of Digital Threat Assessment, provides links to information on earthquake preparedness, and promotes an upcoming session of Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Upcoming Digital Threat Assessment Class

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce that a session of the "Digital Threat Assessment" training through Safer Schools Together will be held on February 22, 2021, via Zoom. The goal of the Digital Threat Assessment class is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and provide strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise.
Earthquake Preparedness

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency's (IEMA) Preparedness theme for February is Earthquake Preparedness. According to IEMA, "Illinois has experienced at least 13 earthquakes since September 2017 when the southeastern part of our state was rocked by a 3.8 magnitude tremblor."

To help individuals prepare for earthquakes, IEMA has provided Earthquake Mitigation Videos, an interactive earthquake video game, Earthquake Hazard Hunts, and a School Hunt Image List (including the images below) to help individuals identify hazards at school.

Additionally, the Illinois School and Campus Safety Resource Center website shares information on earthquake preparedness under the Severe Weather page of the website.
Registration Opening Soon!: Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery Class on March 24-25, 2021, via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in collaboration with the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University, is pleased to announce a session of the "Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery" course will be held March 24-25th from 8:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom.

The course aims to train personnel from PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education (IHEs), first responders, elected officials, and community stakeholders to respond to campus emergencies effectively and cooperatively during an active shooter incident. Participants will examine successful, nationally accepted emergency management principles that can be used to address the wide range of threats and hazards that educational entities face. During the course, participants will discuss emergency planning considerations, the importance of an integrated response to campus emergencies, and communications and recovery issues that need to be addressed.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program