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Certifications, Side Hustles & Transitioning Jobs | Interview with Charles Mak | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #76

PODCAST-Dr. Perrodin interviews Charles Mak – Information Technology Field Support Analyst with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The duo discuss the remarkably strong safety culture at Mr. Mak’s former employer as well as work safety, economic safety obtained with certifications and side hustles, and how to transition to a new employer without violating the…

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Back to School Safety Special – Time to be Terrified!! – SDP#39

High-drama multi-agency intruder response simulations transpire daily in schools across America. This hyper-realistic approach to school safety has produced a flurry of litigation centering psychological trauma for adults and children. Furthermore, theatrical drills are not supported by empirical research and differ greatly from other preparedness practices.

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Logotherapy & Reclaiming Youth From the Existential Vacuum – SDP #21

Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy is a relevant framework and also a confusing term as it makes one think of branding and not the Greek word logos, which is “meaning”. In this podcast, I share why it is important to make youth aware of Logotherapy as a perspective to counter the growing rhetoric of determinism and The Butterfly Effect that are eroding belief in free will and therefore distancing people from a sense of control over self or environment.

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Mainstreaming, Inclusion, Tolerance, Acceptance – Oh My! Unsnarling Conflated Terminology – SDP #19

  Listen to this episode at  https://tinyurl.com/SDP19-AUDIO   [podcast] “The Safety Doc” untangles the conflated terms mainstreaming and inclusion as well as the seemingly synonymous words tolerance and inclusion.  A clear-cut definition of each designation postures the listener to grapple with the practices of debate, protests, and the non-aggression principle – all of which are powerful…

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Discovering the Awesomeness of Multiplayer Video Games – Interview with Seann Dikkers, PhD – SDP #18

Dr. Dikkers regards video gaming the same as other media such as movies and music. It has become part of our society and just like heavy metal music, is not the causal factor of violent behaviors. In fact, as game play increases violent behaviors decrease. Seann examines digital game design and teaching and learning. What can we learn from video games to provide a meaningful experience in classrooms?

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CHNA Will Be Your Partner in Serving Needy Children & Families

CHNA Will Be Your Partner in Serving Needy Children and Families David Perrodin, PhD Note to reader: This article was published in the November, 2016, Sprigeo, Inc. newsletter.   Per the Instructions for IRS Form 990, Schedule H, 2011 and the Patient Protection are Act, the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is conducted to aid…

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Harrisburg Shooting Reflection Delivers Conflicting Messages

By  Erin Mairose • Aug 5, 2016 at http://listen.sdpb.org/post/school-administrators-reflect-harrisburg-shooting#stream/0   (this article refers to an incident that occurred in 2015) “After a student shot Principal Kevin Lein in his office, Assistant Principal Ryan Rollinger  tackled the student while waiting for law enforcement. Rollinger says school administrators are the people who teach school drills. But it’s important for administrators…

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