Archive for June 2013

Johns Hopkins Medicine Residency Requires 20 Hours of Emergency Preparedness Curriculum, But K-12 School Leader Licensure Mandates Zero Hours of Emergency Preparedness Curriculum

It’s time that licensure requirements for K-12 leaders include a 1 credit course (15 hours) of crisis preparedness and response training.  While this topic might be grazed upon within some post-secondary school leader (principal) coursework, it’s certainly not provided the depth of dedicated focus warranted in consideration of the evolution of school crisis needs over the…

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Perspectives on Violence and Public Health – Injury Prevention, Violence Prevention, and Trauma Care: Building the Scientific Base

I anticipated focusing on the Haddon Matrix for this week’s BLOG post.  However, I felt that this week’s entry was better suited to build the foundation for the Haddon Matrix.  Developed by William Haddon in 1970, the matrix looks at factors related to personal attributes, vector or agent attributes, and environmental attributes before, during and after…

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Why We Should Consider the Hawthorne Effect Before We Decide to Fortify the Physical School Environment

What is often overlooked, or greatly under-estimated, when planning to fortify the physical environment of a school is the impact those changes will have upon students – and ultimately student learning and student performance.  As communities demand steel doors and fewer windows in schools it is important to weigh those changes against the potential impact on students.…

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