This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program promotes two upcoming sessions of the Digital Threat Assessment training being held via Zoom, and provide links to information on lifesaving skills for IEMA's July monthly preparedness theme.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Reminder: Upcoming Sessions of Digital Threat Assessment on July 28th and August 13th via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce that we will be offering two upcoming sessions of the "Digital Threat Assessment" training through Safer Schools Together. 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. For more information or to register, click the corresponding link below or email

Lifesaving Skills Month

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Monthly Preparedness Theme for July is Lifesaving Skills Month. From lifesaving skills like CPR to knowing the location and process for utility shut offs, it is important that K-12 schools and institutions of higher education are mindful of these skills in order to not only respond to disasters but to also mitigate damages from them.

To help promote Lifesaving Skills Month, the resources below provide valuable information on important lifesaving skills.

Promote Awareness. Use's Social Media Life Saving Skills Toolkit to promote awareness on the steps to take for Fire Safety, Power Outages, and Natural Gas Safety. And, learn lifesaving skills on Ready's You Are the Help Until Help Arrives webpage.

Learn CPR and first aid online. The American Red Cross has several online classes available when it comes to lifesaving skills.

Learn about bleeding control. Although Stop the Bleed does not offer its classes online, there are several resources on bleeding control on the Resources Hub page of their website.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program