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Ranking Schools’ Strengths and Weaknesses in Emergency Management

Weakness #3: Public Assistance & Media Relations—Family and Victim Assistance

Overall, 94 percent of participants expressed concerns with their institution’s ability to
deliver assistance and support to those affected by an incident.

That includes 66 percent of institutions reported moderate challenges and 28 percent that reported major challenges, including gaps in terms of plans and resources for providing victim, family, and mental-health assistance.

Just 6 percent of institutions reported no challenges. Those respondents recommended best practices including providing consistent communications, even with no
new updates.

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