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6/26/2018 - Harvey Damage Illustrates Need for Disaster Preparedness: Study

Resilience lessons learned from the flooding brought by hurricane Harvey,  highlight the need for preparedness and risk reduction, response and recovery, including using forward-looking scenarios.

6/26/2018 - EEOC Actively Pursuing Sexual Harassment Cases In the #MeToo Era

EEOC announces it has filed lawsuits against various employers across the country, charging them with harassment.

5/28/2018 - Preventing Teen Suicide

Scott Poland, Keenan SafeSchools Author, frequent Keenan webinar host and Teen Suicide Prevention Expert counsels parents, teachers and students, “It’s really about listening”.


5/22/2018 - National CPR Awareness Week is June 1st through 7th

National CPR Awareness Week is June 1-7. This is a great time to focus on the importance of knowing how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The single greatest cause of death for men and women in the United States is heart disease, so it is essential to raise public awareness regarding these issues.

For adults and children 8 years and older, follow this procedure:

  1. Check person for responsiveness and breathing. If none are detected, call 911 immediately or have someone else call while you administer CPR. Occasional or slow gasping, which sounds like a snort, snore, or groan, is also a sign of cardiac arrest.
  2. Use your upper body weight (not just your arms) as you push straight down on (compress) the chest approximately one-third the depth of the chest or at least two inches downward. Keep your elbows straight and position your shoulders directly above your hands. Proper hand placement minimizes the complications of cracked ribs.
  3. Push hard and fast, giving 30 chest compressions at a rate of 100 compressions per minute.

CPR for children ages one to eight follows the same steps as for adults with one change: Give chest compressions using one or both hands, depending on the size of the child.

People often deny they are having a heart attack or that anything is wrong. It is important for you to recognize the warning signs and get medical help immediately. Keenan SafeSchools/SafeColleges offers aCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course.

4/5/2018 - Social Media and School Gun Violence Often Linked

Law enforcement and local school experts share insights into plans to deter and prevent school gun violence, including studies on the role of social media after an incident and proactive ways to prevent corresponding threats.