Post-Event Debriefing & Recovery

CORONAVIRUS CRUSHES CAMPUS | Interview with University Student Nick Schulaner | Safety Doc Podcast #127

[Podcast] Nick Schulaner’s keen situational awareness enabled him to make the right decisions and safely navigate the rapid, unanticipated closing of his university campus due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this exclusive interview, Schulaner deconstructs the frantic shut down of his campus, migration to online learning, and overlooked electronics that are crucial to surviving in…

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Preparing for an Active Assailant on Campus | Morgan Ballis Interview | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #117 [Podcast]

[Podcast] As a school crisis develops, more time means more options. This episode’s guest works to put seconds back on the clock by teaching people steps to improve their chances for survival during a chaotic situation.  DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP117-AUDIO ABOUT MORGAN BALLIS Morgan Ballis is the Director of Strategic Planning &…

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Tragic Truth About Bahamas Hurricane Devastation with Katie Pechon and German Parodi [PODCAST]

[Podcast] As Bahamian officials continue to sort through the widespread destruction left by Hurricane Dorian, confusion and uncertainty has been rampant during much of the initial recovery process. Guests Katie Pechon, German Parodi and Shaylin Sluzalis bring awareness and urgency to the untold stories of the Bahamas and the oft-overlooked impact disasters have on persons…

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I’m Conducting Research with Iranian Professors and Then This Happens… | SAFETY DOC PODCAST 81 [Podcast]

PODCAST-Despite the fact that there have been several theories of personal resilience, and that some of the theories have suggested that there are more than one dimension, those theories have not focused on the person’s internal characteristics or provided an adequate elucidation of the exact components of adult personal resilience. Dr. Perrodin begins a discussion…

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SDP_048 Comedy after Tragedy? Larry Roberts & David Perrodin

PODCAST-Tragedy obliterates comedy and lays a jagged landscape for podcasters to navigate as shows are judged in the context of the moment and not the context of the moment they were recorded. A misinterpreted posting of a show can become a viral social media wrecking ball. Readily Random’s Larry Roberts and The Safety Doc David…

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Why We Can’t Compare Disasters: WTC, Murrah, Katrina & More – SDP#37

There are several reasons why each disaster should be studied as an individual unit. By isolating communications and geography specific to time, context and situation, Dr. Perrodin demonstrates the inherent problems with comparing disasters. He also notes the incredible impact of “lived experiences” and longitudinal demographic factors that contributed to the improbable rescue of 500,000 people in only 9 hours from Lower Manhattan on 9/11/01.

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Moral Distress versus Psychological Distress – Understanding & Healing Compounded Pain

Psychological distress vs. moral distress In my role as a county critical incident debriefer, I encounter emergency responders processing psychological distress.  This is a normal response to an unintentional traumatic event such as a person killed in an accident.  Yet, a second form of distress infiltrates the minds of responders who have been subjected to a…

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Mass Shooting Incident Symposium – Key Points to Consider

The DeForest (WI) Police Department made me a special non-law enforcement guest of the Mass Shooting Incident Symposium held at the Schauer Performing Arts Center in Hartford, Wisconsin on March 4, 2013. This exemplary event, designed for law enforcement, entailed brilliant studies of four mass shootings with attention to efficient incident and post-incident responses. Presenters:  Major Kevin…

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