Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2019/02
February 27, 2019
In this issue:
- Connections Selector: A New Tool From the CDC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the launch of its new Connections Selector, an addition to the Connecting the Dots website that supports those working in violence prevention to think strategically and creatively about preventing violence and to coordinate and integrate responses to violence in a way that considers the individual's home environment, neighborhood, and larger community.
- NO MORE Week: Data collected between 2010-2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in the U.S., about 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men experienced some form of contact sexual violence during their lifetime. Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are public health problems that affect the physical and mental health of victims. NO MORE Week, March 3 - 9, 2019, is an opportunity to become knowledgeable about and speak out on these issues in order to play an important part in creating a culture of safety, equality, and respect on our campuses and in our communities.
February 20, 2019
In this issue:
- Become a StormReady University or College: Weather can wreak havoc on campus communities, operations, and events, and it happens often. According to the National Weather Service, Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. One way colleges and universities can prepare for and mitigate weather-related hazards is by participating in the National Weather Service's StormReady® program, which is part of a national effort to build resiliency against extreme weather and water events.
- Global Information Sharing Toolkit: The Global Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST) was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance's Global Standards Council as part of its overall mission to coordinate the broad-scale electronic sharing of pertinent justice and public safety-related information by coordinating the establishment of a common, consistent, and standards-based approach to implementing justice information sharing solutions. GIST allows visitors to search for general areas of interest, look for a specific publication, or create their own individualized toolkit.
February 13, 2019
In this issue:
- U.S. National Counterterrorism Center and the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team: The U.S. National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was founded after the September 11th terrorist attacks through the passing of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The NCTC leads and integrates the national counterterrorism effort and also houses the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), the mission of which is to improve information sharing and enhance public safety. JCAT produces a number of resources for public safety personnel, including campus safety personnel, emergency management officials, or campus first responders.
- Strategic Communication Planning for Suicide Prevention: The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) released a new video series on strategic communication planning for suicide prevention. Strategic planning is key to developing effective communication materials for suicide prevention. Adapted from SPRC's Strategic Communication Workshop Series, the videos include free, downloadable worksheets to help you put these skills into practice in your community and on your campus. This series is available on YouTube and includes five-to-six-minute webinar clips.
February 6, 2019
In this issue:
- Department of Transportation Proposes New Rule on Drones: On January 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced proposed new initiatives to allow unmanned aircraft systems, ordrones, under certain conditions to fly overnight and over people. In addition, DOT said it will seek public input to identify drone safety and security issues that may threaten people on the ground, other aircraft, or national security.
- 2019 National Seasonal Preparedness Calendar Released: The National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar is now available for 2019. The calendar, developed by FEMA and released annually, highlights important observances and provides key messages for each month. Campuses can use this calendar to help convey important awareness and preparedness information to their communities using a variety of links and toolkits found on thecalendar website.