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Managing Memorials and Anniversaries as a Part of Overall School and Higher Ed Safety Planning
Date: 9/20/2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

On Friday, September 20, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, the Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), formerly known as the Office of Safe and Healthy Students within the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and its REMS TA Center will host a Webinar to discuss the importance of creating a plan to manage memorials and anniversaries as a part of overall school and higher ed safety planning. Michele Gay of Safe & Sound Schools and Kristina Anderson of the Koshka Foundation will join the Webinar to discuss why schools should develop a trauma-informed approach to planning and to share lessons learned about memorializing anniversaries. ED and REMS TA Center staff will discuss the importance of integrating plans to manage memorials and anniversaries into overall emergency operations plans, as well as provide information specific to managing donations and volunteers as a part of planning around this topic. This event will also feature a dedicated 15-minute Q&A session during which presenters will field questions from participants.

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Madeline Sullivan, OSSS, ED; Michele Gay, Safe & Sound Schools; Kristina Anderson, Koshka Foundation; and Janelle W. Hughes, REMS TA Center.

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The Webinar will be followed by a live Web Chat with the presenters on the REMS TA Center's Community of Practice (CoP) from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Join another #PrepareAthonforSchools Webinar hosted by @remstacenter on 9/20 from 12-1 p.m. ET. The topic: Creating a plan to manage memorials and anniversaries as a part of overall school and higher ed safety planning. Follow @remstacenter, @SafeSchoolsOrg & @Koshka4Schools!

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