Millions of residents across the country struggle with mental health conditions and/or behavioral health issues every day.
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Severe weather events and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, severe storms, wildfires and droughts, are wreaking havoc across every part of the U.S. How do you keep your community safe when seconds matter?
Soft targets have open environments likely with multiple access points, encouraging people to come and go freely.
Improving student safety engagement is a goal that’s best addressed from multiple angles.
Notifying residents about a public health emergency. Evacuating them before a wildfire or a hurricane strikes. Initiating rescue efforts to a flooded neighborhood. Providing comfort to the community after an active assailant incident. Safeguarding community members is one of many priorities for emergency managers, 9-1-1 teams, first responders, public health personnel and local government officials.
Residents want to know what’s going on and what actions to take when an adverse event strikes, as well as stay updated. But it’s challenging for state and local agencies to get the information out to their communities.
Cyberattacks against state and local government agencies and departments are increasingly common and becoming more sophisticated and severe. Learn how communication can help.
Some students only receive mental health and emotional support services at their schools.
Studies show most students who plan school attacks exhibit observable concerning behavior and other early indicators of violence. Learn how school personnel can create and maintain a safe school environment that encourages students to speak up if they see students struggling.
In-person learning has resumed in school districts across the country, but questions about the upcoming academic year are beginning to surface. What will school look like next year? What are the major safety concerns? What actions can be done to alleviate and resolve them?