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An Islamic Lens: Why Does Crisis Planning Matter?

It is important to implement physical security measures in schools to mitigate threats and reduce the impact of incidents. As part of proactive measures, schools should conduct regular site assessments and develop building security plans to identify existing vulnerabilities and enhance their security overall.

Preventing and mitigating crises is closely aligned with Maqasid al-Shariah (the higher objectives of Islamic Law), which includes maintaining, protecting, elevating one’s religion, self, mind, wealth, and family. Moreover, responding effectively to crisis situations is highly valued in Islam, since it can potentially save lives. Allah (SWT) says (ومن أحياها فكأنما أحيا الناس جميعا)  ” and whoever saves a life, it would be as though he saved the lives of all humans”.  (Al-Ma’ida:32).

Islamic Schools Crisis Preparedness Survey Findings

ISLA Crisis Management Toolkit: Key Terms

Preventive Measure

Islamic legal maxims like “Harm should be removed” and “harm should be avoided as much as possible” emphasize a comprehensive prevention approach, with harm reduction being a major focus. Hence, taking proactive measures to eliminate harm and what may lead to it is one of the core principles of Islam.

 

Tabletop Exercises

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Include a set of scalable tools aimed to test existing emergency plans, protocols, and procedures.

Self- Assessment

ISLA

A set of 27 key indicators across the three stages of a crisis: Pre-crisis, Crisis response, Post-crisis.

Crisis Communication Plan

ISLA in collaboration with Joffe Emergency Services

Simulate interactive exercises with key role leaders that test an organization’s emergency response protocols.

Crisis Response Plan

ISLA in collaboration with Joffe Emergency Services

Self-management tactics include actions that one may undertake to relieve stress or divert from the problem.

Threat Evaluation & Reporting Program

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

This Program certifies the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial homeland security partners.

Crisis Response

Model Crisis, Emergency Management & Medical Reponse

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES

The below Quick Guide is designed to assist school and school division personnel, administrators, and decision-makers in the pursuit of safety preparedness.

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Post Response

Post Crisis Support Network

Safe and Sound Schools

Safe and Sound Schools offers a network of survivors and safety professionals to provide support for your community during the recovery process.

Activate mental health and well-being plan for school community

Stages of Crisis Management

Serious harm may arise from failure. It would be really helpful to have a list of best practices and lessons learned from our expertise in crisis management. By establishing key themes, this initiative can be launched.
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The Toolkit is supported by The Islamic Relief USA

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Media Library

Ohio School Threat Assessment Model Training​

The Ohio School Threat Assessment Training is a combination of best practices from leading school-safety experts, including the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center. The Ohio guide helps schools team up with other community members, such as police officers and mental-health advocates, to prevent targeted violence and get help for troubled students.

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Introduction
March 17, 2022

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Introduction

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 1
February 26, 2020

Step 1: Establish a Multidisciplinary Threat Assessment Team

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 2
February 26, 2020

Step 2: Define Prohibited and Concerning Behaviors

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 3
February 26, 2020

Step 3: Create a Central Reporting Mechanism

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 4
February 26, 2020

Step 4: Determine the Threshold for Law Enforcement Intervention

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 5
February 26, 2020

Step 5: Establish Assessment Procedures

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 6
February 26, 2020

Step 6: Develop Risk Management Options

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 7
February 26, 2020

Step 7: Create and Promote Safe School Climates

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Step 8
February 26, 2020

Step 8: Conduct Training for All Stakeholders

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Conclusion
March 17, 2022

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training: Conclusion

 

Crisis management simulation exercise

How to run effective crisis simulation exercises for reputational resilience – Insignia’s Tips
December 1, 2015

The speaker shares key principles on how to get best value from crisis simulation exercises as part of your crisis management training programme. The video explains how thorough crisis management planning will ensure that your organization is ready to do and say the right thing under pressure.

 

How to write the best crisis management plan for your school?

Better Prepared-How to write the best crisis management plan for your business by Tony Ridley
June 2, 2011

How to video tutorial on how to create the best crisis management plan for your business.

 

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