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Studying the Past, Confronting the Present, Shaping the Future

2022-07-26T19:20:16+00:00

Studying the Past, Confronting the Present, Shaping the Future by Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed The epidemic of mass shootings (defined as incidents where four or more persons are injured) in our country are emotionally draining tragedies for which thoughts and prayers are insufficient while rational solutions seem out of reach. Those who train and educate emergency managers and homeland security professionals pursuing certificates, degrees, or advanced education in emergency management must not avoid analyzing and discussing current, controversial public safety issues. But what we may or may not be teaching adults who are exploring the emergency management /homeland [...]

Studying the Past, Confronting the Present, Shaping the Future2022-07-26T19:20:16+00:00

Mental Health Resources

2022-06-28T18:57:37+00:00

Mental Health Resources 2-1-1 Washington Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Stress and Coping Mental Health America Mental Health Resources in Washington Washington State Department of Health Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (Toll Free - English and Español) SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746 National Child Traumatic Stress Network Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) resources Green Cross Academy of Traumatology Training Courses: https://greencross.org/training-ce/ Memberships: https://greencross.org/membership/

Mental Health Resources2022-06-28T18:57:37+00:00

College/Program resources

2022-06-28T18:35:31+00:00

College/Program Resources Below are available resources for college/program courses: Inventory of courses offered at SBCTC Colleges https://www.sbctc.edu/colleges-staff/programs-services/professional-technical/default.aspx Career Pathway Course Maps Social Service Mental Health (AA-DTA) with Certificate Career Pathway Course Map Social Service Mental Health (AAS) Career Pathway Course Map Social Service Mental Health Certificate Career Pathway Course Map SBCTC Positive Mental Health https://www.sbctc.edu/colleges-staff/programs-services/basic-education-for-adults/beda-handbook/beda-biennial-conference-positive-mental-health.aspx?expandall=y&term=mental Bellevue College Bachelor of Applied Science: Health Promotion and Management https://catalog.bellevuecollege.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=1659&returnto=292 Bellevue College Bachelor of Applied Science: Health Promotion and Management https://www.sbctc.edu/resources/documents/colleges-staff/programs-services/bachelors/approved-proposals/bellevue-bas-proposal-health-promotion-management-final.pdf Centralia College: Behavioral Healthcare (BAS-BH) https://www.centralia.edu/pathways/bachelors/bas-bh.aspx Clark College: Holistic Approach to Behavior Health (BAS) https://www.clark.edu/academics/programs/public-service-society-and-education/bashs/index.php Columbia Basin College: Applied [...]

College/Program resources2022-06-28T18:35:31+00:00

Storytime: The Equal Rights Amendment and Me

2022-06-28T17:38:29+00:00

Storytime: The Equal Rights Amendment and Me by Jim Mullen From 1973-75 I was an ombudsman in Jacksonville, Illinois, an exempt employee of a self-proclaimed “reform” Governor, Dan Walker. Though my “day job” was to advocate for citizens wrongly deprived of government services to which they were entitled, my “exempt” status meant the intrusion of state politics “after hours” was inescapable. The formal amendment of the US Constitution to include the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) required ratification in 2/3rds of the 50 states. In 1974-75, the supporters of the ERA needed only a handful of states to amend the Constitution. [...]

Storytime: The Equal Rights Amendment and Me2022-06-28T17:38:29+00:00

Imagine This…

2022-06-28T17:45:54+00:00

Imagine This... by Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt Trauma, Resilience, Self-Care, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, PTSD and Post Traumatic Growth… all common words these day, aren’t they? They have become such everyday familiar words we use them freely in conversation, but what do they really mean? And more importantly, why does it matter to you? Imagine this… your home is destroyed in a disaster… or your community is shattered by an unimaginable act of violence against innocent people. You watch responders of all kinds drive 100 mph hour with lights and sirens blaring to the scene to help. You think this is the [...]

Imagine This…2022-06-28T17:45:54+00:00

Acknowledgment of Recent Events

2022-06-28T17:19:37+00:00

We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge recent events by Center Staff We are shocked by the most recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. No matter what, we cannot become accustomed to these heinous acts of violence. During the pandemic, our county and the world experienced unprecedented losses, forcing many of us into relative seclusion. Some have attributed the health crisis as a possible explanation for angry, disturbed individuals suddenly taking out their angst on unsuspecting, often defenseless persons. Because these acts are so far removed from common decency and respect for human life, it is easy, in [...]

Acknowledgment of Recent Events2022-06-28T17:19:37+00:00

Just in Time – June 2022

2022-06-21T23:14:27+00:00

Just in Time by Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed For years, emergency managers have lamented the public’s tendency to delay the acquisition of essential supplies. Food and other daily necessities are typically not maintained beyond a brief time frame. That quick run to the store at 5pm is just one manifestation of this tendency. People put off preparing their wills as if they must see the end coming before they lock in the disposition of their assets. This is not a particularly new phenomenon. In fact, it’s a human reaction to put off for tomorrow what you could proactively [...]

Just in Time – June 20222022-06-21T23:14:27+00:00

Who Needs to be Educated About Emergency Management? Who doesn’t?

2022-06-21T22:13:38+00:00

Who Needs to be Educated About Emergency Management? Who doesn’t? By Jim Mullen Emergency managers often lack the political clout, or even the bureaucratic standing, to have much of an impact on policy decisions societies make. We’re there to try to mitigate, within our means, prepare the community and ourselves to the extent limited funds allow, coordinate a multi-disciplinary response, and manage (steer?) the process of recovery. And then we assess our performance and start over. Far too often, we fail to educate the public that mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery are their responsibilities too. For years, emergency managers landed [...]

Who Needs to be Educated About Emergency Management? Who doesn’t?2022-06-21T22:13:38+00:00

Recovery in Advance – May 2022

2022-06-21T23:14:04+00:00

Recovery in Advance by Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed Emergency Management Once Removed periodically has cited the need for a systematic recovery process to enable appropriate and comprehensive restoration of the social equilibrium following a major or catastrophic disaster.    No matter how much assistance pours in after the fact, and no matter how long the attention span of the nation fixates on a region’s issues, it ultimately will be the advance planning and actions of the “home team” that determines if recovery and restoration meet community expectations. With your indulgence, I shall once more make the case I first [...]

Recovery in Advance – May 20222022-06-21T23:14:04+00:00

Climate Change: A Practical Guide

2022-04-28T19:39:45+00:00

Climate Change:  A Practical Guide By Linda Crerar & Nancy Aird How are more extreme weather, rising temperatures, and climate change affecting our health, homes, finances, safety, and day-to-day activities? What can we do about it? Every year, Washington faces floods, wildfires, landslides, tornadoes, and snow. Our Confluence staff has talked with experts and reviewed current studies to assess the risks. What are some risks and possible gains that are being noted today so mitigation steps can be initiated before issues become more severe? Remember some of these extremes: Wildfire: Labor Day 2020 - Wildfires in eastern WA destroyed Malden [...]

Climate Change: A Practical Guide2022-04-28T19:39:45+00:00
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