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Invisible Chains: Human Trafficking, Drug Abuse, and Support

  Human trafficking remains a profound problem in the 21st century that is not always accurately portrayed in the media. According to National Human Trafficking Hotline, one of the most prevalent inaccuracies about human trafficking is that it always or frequently involves kidnapping or some other forms of physical coercion. This is not the case in reality, as the majority of human traffickers employ psychological tactics like manipulation, deception, coercion, and threats to ensure victims…

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A Plan to Protect the Youngest Children

Most educational and training programs for protecting schools against targeted violence, drugs, and human trafficking do not include the youngest students – preschoolers. However, one program in Florida that is free to the schools is an example of how other states can close this preparedness gap.
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A Critical Imperative for Natural Hazards

As the number and size of natural hazards increase across the globe, communities can take a comprehensive preparedness approach to mitigate their potentially devastating effects. By integrating the intricate interrelations of physical, social, economic, and environmental factors, communities can better withstand, adapt to, and recover from the shocks and stresses
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Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort

As the response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse continues in Baltimore, Maryland, the unity of effort among the many agencies and organizations involved has facilitated the progress. Together, they have been addressing the priorities of life safety, incident stabilization, property and asset protection, environmental and economic restoration, and
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The Psychology of Crisis

The psychological side of a disaster or other impactful event is a critical component of crisis management. However, many people still do not fully understand the predictable phases and patterns that could help them take the appropriate steps or actions to move through the crisis and mitigate its impact. Understanding

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Elegant Community Preparation

Elegant community preparation means having a process that makes disaster planning efforts simpler for community members. By collaboratively focusing on novel factors in an easily

Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

Those working in emergency response roles can face periods of prolonged stress, which takes a toll on their health and well-being. It is important to

Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but what about mental fitness? Without focused mental agility in

The “R” Word

Resilience has multiple meanings for public health, emergency, and homeland security management professionals. However, the objective of building resilience should go beyond hazard mitigation. With

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Invisible Chains: Human Trafficking, Drug Abuse, and Support

  Human trafficking remains a profound problem in the 21st century that is not always accurately portrayed in the media. According to National Human Trafficking Hotline, one of the most prevalent inaccuracies about human trafficking is that it always or frequently involves kidnapping or some other forms of physical coercion. This is not the case in reality, as the majority of human traffickers employ psychological tactics like manipulation, deception, coercion, and threats to ensure victims…

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Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

Emergency managers work behind the scenes to ensure the safety, security, and resilience of communities before, during, and after a

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Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

In an emergency, call 911. This simple instruction is easy to remember, but many do not know about the people, training, and technology required to

Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Explore the inspiring stories of some remarkable women breaking barriers and

A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency. So, it should not be brushed off as an “IT thing.” A

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