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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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 pplans 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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8/14/2019

Learn about how schools can integrate drills and exercises into their overall emergency management planning. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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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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3/27/2019

Learn about the U.S. Department of Education's recently released document on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Presenters represent the Student Privacy Policy Office, U.S. Department of Education, 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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12/14/2017

Learn about the importance of site assessments as a school emergency preparedness activity, the SITE ASSESS mobile application and its features, and shared strategies for using the tool collaboratively. Presenters represent the REMS TA Center and U.S. Department of Education.

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10/20/2017

Learn about the process for addressing emergencies abroad in planning efforts, case studies, and resources and support available when preparing for these incidents. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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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9/19/2017

Learn about grants available to educational facilities following a presidentially declared major disaster that involves a public assistance clause. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 abillity 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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8/25/2017

Learn about how K-12 schools and school districts can better plan to recover from emergency events and be ready for a range of threats and hazards. Presenters represent the Washington School Safety Center, Plaza Towers Elementary School in Oklahoma, Norman Public Schools in Oklahoma, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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4/25/2017

Learn about the purpose, benefits, and process to install the EOP ASSIST software application for creating and updating school emergency operations plans. Presenters represent the REMS TA Center and U.S. Department of Education.

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2/23/2017

Learn about the purpose, benefits, and process to install the Emergency Management Virtual Toolkit that helps state and local education agencies share the latest federal school emergency management training and technical assistance resources and information. Presenters represent the REMS TA Center and U.S. Department of Education.

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2/10/2017

Learn about how K-12 schools and school districts can better plan for a range of threats and hazards by focusing on the five preparedness missions of prevention, mitigation, protection, response, and recovery. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and REMS TA Center.

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11/30/2016

Learn about identifying resource needs, lessening the potential impact of an earthquake, and encouraging personal preparedness at home. Presenters represent the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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9/16/2016

Learn about the importance of incorporating emergency management into back-to-school activities, as well as challenges and lessons learned from state and local perspectives. Presenters represent the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, North Adams Public Schools in Massachusetts, and REMS TA Center.

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9/9/2016

Learn about sextortion, how students can be both victims and perpetrators, and how education agencies can develop measures to prevent and protect students from sextortion. Presenters represent the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and REMS TA Center.

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9/7/2016

Learn about how to incorporate bullying into the school emergency operations plan, the importance of measuring school climate and promoting safe and healthy learning environments, and local-level insight on integrating bullying prevention on the school district level. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education, Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District in Massachusetts, 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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8/26/2016

Learn about the eight common elements of an effective threat assessment. Presenters represent the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety, Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia, and REMS TA Center.

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8/5/2016

Learn about the development of a COOP annex, its connection to the six-step planning process, and state-level insight on activating COOP within 12-hours and 30-days following an event. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Texas School Safety Center, New Jersey Department of Education, 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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12/18/2015

Learn about the REMS TA Center's free resources, products, services, and tools supporting the development of high-quality higher ed emergency operations plans. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and REMS TA Center.

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9/22/2015

Learn about EOP ASSIST, a free, Web-accessible software application designed to help schools create and update high-quality school emergency operations plans. Presenters represent the REMS TA Center and U.S. Department of Education.

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5/15/2015

Learn about the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and how schools may use it to engage youth in school emergency management planning and promote student preparedness. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Lincoln County School District in Oregon.

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4/30/2015

Learn about safety and security design and cost-effective features to consider for new construction of or retrofitting existing school buildings and grounds. Presenters represent the Education Facilities Clearinghouse.

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1/21/2015

Learn about integrating human trafficking with school emergency operations plans. Presenters represent Grossmont Union High School District in California, U.S. Department of Education, and REMS TA Center.

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11/13/2014

Learn about the importance of cybersecurity and network protection at schools and school districts. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

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10/30/2014

Learn about available resources for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education before, during, and after an emergency. Presenters represent the REMS TA Center.

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10/23/2014

Learn about the importance of cybersecurity and network protection at colleges and universities. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

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10/15/2014

Learn about the importance of collaborating with community partners in the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining high-quality school emergency operations plans. The presenter represents the Paradise Valley Unified School District in Arizona.

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11/25/2013

Learn about federal programs and resources that enhance campus security and emergency management planning. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Emergency Management Agency, General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Mental Health Services.

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9/30/2013

Learn about the types of campus public safety services that are most common to institutions of higher education and how campus public safety officials should be intricately involved in the creation of the higher ed emergency operations plan. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Justice and Rider University in New Jersey.

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9/26/2013

Learn about how a positive school climate can help schools and communities prevent emergencies and enhance school safety. Presenters from the U.S. Department of Education and AIR.

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9/25/2013

Learn about incorporating the unique needs of international students into higher ed emergency operations plans. Presenters represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Department of Education.

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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 stuations. Presenters represent the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Justice.

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8/9/2013

Learn about FERPA and the implications that FERPA and other federal statutes may have on information sharing in the emergency planning process. The presenter represents the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office.

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8/7/2013

Learn about the key principles for developing a comprehensive school emergency operations plan (EOP); the planning process for developing, implementing, and refining a school EOP; the form, function, and content of a school EOP; and topics that support school emergency management planning. The presenter represents the U.S. Department of Education.

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7/25/2013

Learn about the key principles for developing a comprehensive emergency operations plan (EOP) for a house of worship; the planning process for developing, implementing, and refining an EOP for a house of worship; the form, function, and content of an EOP for a house of worship; and topics that support emergency management planning. Presenters represent the White House Office of Faith-based & Nighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, ...

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7/17/2013

Learn about the Cooperative Purchasing Program and how state and local governments can puchase safety and security-related products and services. The presenter represents the General Services Administration.

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6/28/2013

Learn about how the federal guidance can help institutions of higher education develop and implement high-quality emergency operations plans and its principles and processes that can help ensure planning efforts are aligned with emergency planning practices at the national, state, and local levels. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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6/27/2013

Learn about how the federal guidance can help institutions of higher education develop and implement high-quality emergency operations plans and its principles and processes that can help ensure planning efforts are aligned with emergency planning practices at the national, state, and local levels. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.