Ep 11: Early Intervention and Mental Health for School Shootings

This is the third episode in our 3-part series looking into school shootings. In Part 1, we looked at the data collection platform – K-12 School Shooting Database. In the following episode, we discussed various stages related to policy and tactical considerations and we delved into pre-hospital and hospital care strengths and areas for improvement.

In this episode, I’m joined by Douglas Berglund and Jennifer Harper. Our conversation focuses on current efforts that have been identifying and offering prevention and preparedness solutions for schools and districts to aid in developing their crisis or emergency operations plans.

These programs aren’t solely focused on an active shooter situation; rather, they assist in identifying intervention points to help troubled youth before an incident occurs; solutions for reunification of children and parents following an incident; and, strategies to provide mental health resources to schools, communities, and emergency responders.

If you’d like to get more information about the efforts you heard in this podcast from Jennifer Harper or Doug Berglund, or you’d like to take a look at the K-12 School Shooting Database:

More from the School Shooting Series: Part 1 (episode 9) | Part 2 (episode 10)

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