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School Safety in a Post-Pandemic America: The Critical Need for an All-Hazards Approach
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Amy Klinger, Director of Programs, The Educator’s School Safety Network; and Amanda Klinger, Esq., Director of Operations, The Educator’s School Safety Network
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There are important lessons to be learned about school safety in a post-pandemic America—and not all of them have to do with COVID-19. Since March of 2020, educators have been in survival mode with little attention, time, or resources allocated to the ongoing work of school safety and violence prevention. The brutal reality is that the events and circumstances of the recent past have not erased, but exacerbated the myriad of safety concerns that existed before the pandemic.
It is critical that schools respond to the current public health concerns, AND prevent a future school safety crisis by addressing the troubling question: What safety practices have we ignored while we were busy dealing with COVID? We must now transition from “survival” mode into “the next thing”—which must include an all-hazards approach to violence prevention and safety.
In this recorded edWebinar, explore the critical need for an all-hazards approach to school safety that empowers educators to plan for, prevent, and respond to a wide array of natural and man-made hazards. Vital, but often-overlooked crisis response principles, such as threat assessment, communication plans, parent reunification, violence-prevention initiatives, and improving school culture will be explored in a pragmatic, research-based fashion.
Come prepared to self-assess your district’s level of preparedness for preventing and responding to events and generate appropriate action steps to further the development of an all-hazards approach to safety. This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, support staff, and board members.
About the Presenters
Dr. Amy Klinger is the founder and director of programs for The Educator’s School Safety Network, a national non-profit. Her past experience includes 28 years of service as a teacher, central office administrator, and building principal. Dr. Klinger is the author of Keeping Students Safe Every Day as well as numerous articles in professional journals and mass media. In addition to her educational background, Dr. Klinger has expertise in crisis management, violence prevention, threat assessment and active shooter response.
Amanda Klinger (they/them/theirs) is the director of operations for the national non-profit organization, The Educator’s School Safety Network, and has past experience both as an attorney and an educator. The Educator’s School Safety Network is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing school safety training, resources, and technical assistance to schools throughout the United States and Canada. Ms. Klinger brings a practitioner’s perspective to thought leadership in the field of school safety, and the critical legal issues involved in school crisis response, cyberbullying, and the use of technology during crisis events.
Along with Dr. Amy Klinger, Ms. Klinger has co-authored articles in law enforcement and educational journals and has been featured in numerous national media in response to school-based crisis events. They have presented at regional and national education, law enforcement, and safety conferences related to crisis response, technology, and negligence/liability issues.
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