Community of Engagement
Institutes of Higher Education have a duty to keep their students, faculty, parents, and community safe. Helping everyone in the community understand how to, when to, and where to report will help facilitate a more engaged campus community.
This culture of engagement goes further than reporting threatening situations, it is also important to emphasize reporting potentially violent or suicidal individuals so they will be able to receive the help they need. Stay informed of all aspects of the schools' reporting policies.
“Prevention begins when organizations facilitate a culture of engagement where individuals are unafraid to report something that does not look or feel right. The first line of defense in workplace violence prevention is an engaged community,” said Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings. "Particularly important on college campuses and universities where, for the first time, strangers are coming together to build new learning communities and relationships. Security needs to be a part of that new learning environment."
Suicide Prevention and Awareness
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Across all age groups, the prevalence of serious suicidal thoughts was highest among adults aged 18-25.