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CASBO Partners with Keenan to Offer Free Safety Resources

John Stephens 1/8/2013
John Stephens

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is a somber and heart wrenching reminder that the unthinkable can, and does, happen. It also reminds us why crisis and emergency planning are critically important for schools.

Keeping students safe is a priority of all school administrators, teachers, district staff, parents and the community. CASBO and Keenan share a passion for student and school safety. As an extension of your school community, we are teaming up with CASBO to provide resources to help schools review and strengthen their emergency preparedness. One of these resources, is a series of online courses which we are offering to California schools at no cost.

The courses
The Keenan SafeSchools’ “Managing the Aftermath of Tragedy” series includes administrator and staff member versions that cover:

  • Key strategies on how to respond to tragedies.
  • Information on typical childhood reactions to crises.
  • Ways to provide care and comfort to students and staff.

The courses are written by Drs. Scott and Donna Poland, nationally-recognized experts on this topic.

Access the free courses
Keenan SafeSchools Training customers can access these courses in your Emergency Management category. Non-customers may access these free resources by:

  1. Visiting
  2. Clicking the ‘Register’ link next to the blue login box.
  3. On the next screen, enter ‘CARES’ as the Registration key.

Free webinar
Keenan, in partnership with CASBO will be co-hosting a webinar on “Helping Schools Deal with Tragedy” on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. The webinar will be presented by nationally recognized expert, Dr. Scott Poland, who will provide information to assist schools in dealing with tragedy and the importance of developing a crisis response plan. Dr. Poland, who has been involved in the aftermath of a number of school shootings across the U.S., will discuss school shootings, warning signs, common myths and assumptions and how best to prevent school shootings and deal with the aftermath of tragedy.

Webinar registration
To register for the Jan. 16, 2013, webinar “Helping Schools Deal with Tragedy,” please click on the following link:

We hope you will be able to take advantage of these free resources. And our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the Newtown community as they try to heal and move forward. May they find peace and comfort.