Essentials of a School-Based Crisis Response Plan

  School crisis response plans come in a variety of formats. Although the structure may vary, the content must include the essentials for the plan to be usable and effective.

Secretary Becerra Announces New HHS Task Force to Prevent Human Trafficking

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra publicly announced the formation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Task Force to Prevent Human Trafficking (the Task Force). The Task Force will facilitate implementation of the priority actions HHS has committed to in President Biden’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, as well as strengthen HHS’s human trafficking prevention and intervention efforts with a focus on partnerships, equity, and open data.

DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

This NTAS Bulletin outlines the key factors that have increased the volatility, unpredictability, and complexity of the current threat environment, and highlights resources for individuals and communities to stay safe.

Juvare Becomes New Sponsor for Domestic Preparedness Journal

The Domestic Preparedness Journal would like to welcome Juvare as a new sponsor. Over 600 emergency management agencies, 50 Federal agencies, 4,000 hospitals and public health departments, as well as Fortune 500 companies and higher education institutions rely on Juvare emergency preparedness and emergency response solutions every day to track and manage all aspects of COVID-19.

DHS Launches First-Ever Cyber Safety Review Board

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the establishment of the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), as directed in President Biden’s Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. The CSRB is an unprecedented public-private initiative that will bring together government and industry leaders to elevate our nation’s cybersecurity.

Top 10 Habits for Better Crisis Preparedness

Imagine an important grant application deadline approaching next month, delaying the submission for a couple weeks, but then a critical incident happens (perhaps, something like a pandemic) that diverts attention for weeks, months, or much longer. The routine tasks that require action are not performed in a timely manner, and the deadline for that grant application is now gone. Developing some small habits like prioritizing would have significant effect on productivity and effectiveness of response and recovery efforts for a future crisis.
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