This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program provides resources for K-12 schools and Institutions of Higher Education on managing the Flu, and provides information on Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Flu Prevention and Reduction

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May." As we head into flu season, consider perusing the CDC's Information for Schools & Childcare Providers and their information for Students at Institutions of Higher Education.
Seasonal Affective Disorder

For some, the time change and dwindling daylight hours aren't just a signal that winter is coming. Instead they usher in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The National Institute of Mental Health (NMIH) website states that SAD "is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer." Among other symptoms, SAD can reduce motivation, cause social withdrawal, and produce feelings of hopelessness. For college students who may be on their own for the first time, it is important to know not only the signs and symptoms, but also treatment methods. For more information on SAD, click here.
Upcoming Classes
K-12 Classes

Student Behavioral Threat Assessment
November 25, 2019 - Joliet (Full)
December 6, 2019 - Chicago Heights (Full)
December 9, 2019 - Joliet (Full)
More sessions coming soon!

Advanced Student Behavioral Threat Assessment
Higher Ed Classes

Advanced Campus Behavioral Threat Assessment
TBA - Chicago

For more information on these and other upcoming classes, contact Laura Black at [email protected] or at 309-298-2646.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program