Archived Webinars

The REMS TA Center's Webinars feature audio- and video-enabled presentations from experts in the field of school and higher ed preparedness, and are archived for viewing at any time. Webinar participants can download a copy of the presentation, supplemental resource lists, and other online materials that enhance key learning objectives.

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2/26/2021

Learn about strategies that K-12 education agencies can use, in collaboration with their team of multidisciplinary community partners, to create high-quality school emergency operations plans that integrate planning around all threats and hazards and all settings and times. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and REMS TA Center.

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1/28/2021

Learn about strategies that K-12 education agencies can use in collaboration with their team of multidisciplinary community partners to modify and enhance efforts to practice school emergency operations plans. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and REMS TA Center.

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8/10/2020

Learn about adolescent substance use and school-based prevention and intervention methods, as well as how schools can plan for opioid overdoses and other drug-related emergencies. Presenters represent the University of Georgia, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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6/30/2020

Learn how schools can support students and families experiencing homelessness as they plan for reopening and about common challenges faced by education agencies and solutions. Presenters represent the National Center for Homeless Education, SchoolHouse Connection, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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12/5/2019

Learn about the new District Guide that can assist school districts in fulfilling both their individual and shared emergency planning responsibilities. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and the REMS TA Center.

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9/20/2019

Learn why schools should develop a trauma-informed approach to planning and hear lessons learned about memorializing anniversaries. Presenters represent Safe & Sound Schools, the Koshka Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the REMS TA Center.

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8/29/2019

Learn about the roles of school resource officers and their roles in school safety, the Averted School Violence (ASV) database and recommendations for schools based on research conducted using the ASV database, and the importance of integrating plans to prevent and respond to school violence. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Justice, National Association of School Resource Officers, National Police Foundation, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators...

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7/31/2019

Learn about the impacts of lead exposure on the learning environment and steps education agencies can take to integrate testing and reduction programs into school emergency management planning and emergency operations plans. Presenters represent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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6/26/2019

Learn about trauma and retraumatization, manifestations of trauma in students, a trauma-informed approach, and considerations for preparedness planning and how schools can address trauma in their emergency operations plans. Presenters represent the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and REMS TA Center.

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2/27/2019

Learn about supports for homeless and displaced students and families during and after emergencies that impact school district, school, and campus communities. Presenters represent the National Center on Homeless Education, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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1/30/2019

Learn about the SITE ASSESS mobile application and how it was enhanced, step-by-step instructions for site assessments teams, information on customization features, and the importance and uses of the site assessment data. Presenters represent the REMS TA Center and U.S. Department of Education.

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9/21/2018

Learn about key planning considerations, lessons learned, and strategies for family reunification. Presenters represent the Arizona Department of Education, Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District in Massachusetts, Chandler Police Department in Arizona, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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6/27/2018

Learn about issues related to identifying on- and off-site assembly areas, transportation considerations and mutual aid agreements, meeting the needs of students with disabilities or access and functional needs, and shared lessons at the local level. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Oregon, and REMS TA Center.

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5/31/2018

Learn about issues related to minors being separated from their parents or legal guardians after a large emergency or disaster; planning for post-disaster reunification; and resources that schools, school districts, and their community partners can use to facilitate reunification. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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4/5/2018

Learn about how to protect the K-12 school community from intentional and accidental food-related threats and hazards, about resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and action steps to prepare for an emergency. Presenters represent the Food and Nutrition Service, Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District in Massachusetts, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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1/19/2018

Learn about operational considerations for managing donations and volunteers from the federal and local perspectives and shared lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the 2011 tornado in Joplin. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, former Superintendent of Joplin Schools in Missouri, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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9/22/2017

Learn about how education agencies can better plan to mitigate the effects of emergency events and create more resilient sites. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Orange County Department of Education in California, Georgetown University in the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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9/19/2017

Learn about adult sexual misconduct in schools and how education agencies can address this issue through the framework of their emergency operations plan. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and REMS TA Center.

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9/18/2017

Learn about resilience strategies that can be used to increase the ability of educators and others in the educational community to work more effectively with students impacted by stress, loss, and trauma. Presenters represent the University of Southern California and REMS TA Center.

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9/2/2016

Learn about how recent technological advances have created additional considerations for behavioral threat assessments. Presenters represent the Illinois Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center and REMS TA Center.

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7/29/2016

Learn about integrating AFN within schools and institutions of higher education and inclusive preparedness planning. Presenters represent the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Los Angeles Unified School District in California, and University of Massachusetts Boston.

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8/21/2013

Learn about PFA, its role following an emergency, and its use in both the K-12 and higher education settings. The presenter represents the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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8/15/2013

Learn about developing and implementing emergency operations plans for schools and institutions of higher education in active shooter situations. Presenters represent the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Justice.