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Take Care Tuesday

44 EpisodesProduced by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of EducationWebsite

Welcome to the Center for Safe and Secure Schools "Take Care Tuesday" podcast series. The podcasts are centered around one topic and our guests are local, state, national and international school safety experts. We will introduce this podcast series in short segments, keeping it short and relevant. … read more

44 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Leading an Emotionally Safe Campus by Pouring in and Filling Up

March 21st, 2023


We all know it is more than test scores; leaders must pour into the staff and students and ensure they have filled themselves. Join us on this month's podcast as we talk to 3 dynamic female Campus Principals to …

Are Your Students OK? Be in Tune with Your Campus Vibe

January 23rd, 2023


This episode will focus on two important questions:  "Are your students okay?" and "What is the vibe on your campus?"  Mark Sims, Principal of …

A Season for Self-Care

December 5th, 2022


We often advocate for self-care, but how often do we ourselves engage in it?  Self-care is individual and important.  Dr. Strahan provides us with a definition of self-care and will give us a few ideas of activities we …

Middle School Bullying: Empower and Equip to Combat Bullying

October 18th, 2022


October is  National Bullying Prevention month.  1 of 5 students are bullied in high school but bullying rate in middle school is higher at 28% based …

Peer Mediation: Using Student Voice to Support School Climate

September 26th, 2022


We are joined by Dr. Keon Banks, teacher and sponsor of Peer Mediation at Humble High School, and two students, senior and organization president, …

Michael Dorn: Strategic Areas of Focus in School Safety

August 9th, 2022


Welcome back to part two of our 2nd anniversary podcast with international safety expert, Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens …

Michael Dorn: The Importance of the Culture in School Safety

July 19th, 2022


Our very first podcast guest Michael Dorn, Executive Director of Safe Havens International, is back to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. He will share …

Coach Kelvin Sampson on Building Culture and Climate

June 28th, 2022


We welcome Coach Kelvin Sampson to Take Care Tuesday. A Former Houston Rockets coach and longtime college veteran Kelvin Sampson joined the …

Mental Health Awareness: What About the Student's Family?

May 10th, 2022


We welcome back Dr. Charles Barrett, school psychologist with Loudoun Public Schools in Northern Virginia.  Dr. Barrett continues his focus of always …

Focused for STAAR: How to Succeed on the Assessment and Avoid Common Mistakes

April 12th, 2022


Learn from Mrs. DeeDe Burke, Dean of Instruction at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Fort Bend ISD, as she discusses how to prepare mentally and …

The Impact of Stress on Student Safety

March 8th, 2022


Mrs. Laura Reyes, Principal of IMPACT Early College High School in Goose Creek Consolidated ISD (GCCISD) will share with listeners the impact that …

Human Trafficking: red flags and what to do if you suspect trafficking in your community.

February 16th, 2022


This episode of Take Care Tuesday focuses on human trafficking with Mental Health Intervention Coordinator from Spring ISD, Ms. Tiffany Chaney.  Ms. Chaney will outline what human trafficking is, possible red flags to …

School Safety Law: Educators Need to Be Aware

January 11th, 2022


Our guest is Jammy Kiggundu, founding partner of the Texas based law firm, Douglass & Kiggundu, PLLC.  In this episode of Mr. Kiggundu takes the time to unpack the law and how it relates to educators keeping …

Focus on Learning: Grace for Students and Teachers

December 14th, 2021


Welcome to the Take Care Tuesday Podcast with the Harris County Department of Education and the Center for Safe and Secure Schools. Our guest for …

Game On: The Influence of a Coach

November 9th, 2021


Welcome to the Take Care Tuesday Podcast with the Harris County Department of Education and the Center for Safe and Secure Schools. We have a very …

The Importance of Emergency Planning: It Is Not to Scare but Prepare

November 2nd, 2021


Frank DeAngelis, Retired principal of Columbine High School will discuss why planning for an emergency is the most important thing for managing a …

Taking Care of Yourself for Trauma Responsiveness with Dr. Danielle Busby

October 5th, 2021


Dr. Danielle Busby is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Michigan and Texas, and currently offers telehealth psychotherapy services …

Building Relationships: The Foundation of Safety

September 7th, 2021


Jane Devine, Title I Special Programs Coordinator for Lamar Consolidated ISD in Rosenberg, Texas, is our guest to enlighten on an LCISD initiative …

Back To School Safety

August 17th, 2021


Ms. LaTasha Bishop

Katy ISD

Back to school safety

School Safety in the Emergency Management Spotlight

June 29th, 2021


A conversation with Scott Hudson, Director of Emergency Management for Cy-Fair ISD located in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.  The conversation centers around Scott's experience moving from local/state government to …

The Importance of Digital Threat Assessment® Training

June 8th, 2021


A conversation with Mr. Nick Chernoff of Safer Schools Together on the impact and importance of their Digital Threat Assessment® training.

Saving Lives: From Law Enforcement to Education featuring Coach Mitchell

May 24th, 2021


Today, we have a special and a personal treat! My very own little sister, Alaya Mitchell.

Alaya Mitchell is an active and energetic educator from the …

Wrapping Around: Our Students and Communities

May 4th, 2021


Join me in a discussion with the Houston Independent School District, Director of Wraparound Services, Jarad Davis. Wraparound Services provides …

The Stakes: Our Students, Our Community, Our Society

April 20th, 2021


Join us on an enlightening conversation with our Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez. Sheriff Gonzalez spoke candidly regarding several pressing issues facing our society today including the impacts of trauma, community …

Let us Breathe: Leadership, Wellbeing, and Social Justice

April 6th, 2021


"You do not have to choose between leadership and wellbeing." - Dr. Bradley Carpenter

Today's episode focuses on wellness, leadership sustainability, and social justice within education with Dr. Bradley Carpenter from …

Creativity Shell Anti-Luring Campaign

March 23rd, 2021


Today I’m joined by Ms. Shelancia Daniel, Creative Director for Creativity Shell, a non-profit organization that recently launched a major Anti-Luring Campaign in an effort to prevent human trafficking.

Active Shooter, Threat Assessment, and Intruderology

March 2nd, 2021


Sgt. Jeff McGowen of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, shares his expertise on active shooter training, threat assessment training and …

Culture of Safety and Academic Success - Christy Tisdom Drew Elementary Barrett Settlement, TX

February 23rd, 2021


In celebration of Black History month join us as Christy Tisdom, principal of Charles R. Drew Elementary in Crosby ISD shares the rich culture of …

Ms. Susan Shaw with the Anti-Defamation League

February 9th, 2021


Ms. Susan Shaw, Director of Education at the Southwest Regional office of the Anti-Defamation League, shares some valuable insight into the mission …

Conversation with Dean Herbst Asst. Emergency Mgmnt Director of Humble ISD

January 19th, 2021


Dean Herbst is the newly appointed Assistant Emergency Management Director for Humble ISD.  Dean will share his experience of transfering from  a campus administrator to the district emergency management position.  Dean …

Chief Henry Gaw Katy ISD Police Chief

January 5th, 2021


Today's podcast is an introduction of a new face to the Harris County school district police community, Chief Henry Gaw of Katy ISD.  On this episode …

Threats, Trauma, Teamwork

December 14th, 2020


Welcome to our Center for Safe and Secure Schools - Take Care Tuesday podcast. Today's brief episode features school psychologist and safety expert, …

More than Buzz Words: Equity and Implicit Bias in Action with Paul Forbes

November 17th, 2020


This is Part 2 of my chat with Paul Forbes, the Executive Director of Equity and Access at the New York City Department of Education. In this …

More than Buzz Words: Equity and Implicit Bias in Action with Paul Forbes

November 2nd, 2020


This podcast is the first part of a two part series. Paul Forbes chats with Cierra Nickerson about what can be done by schools and districts to …

Restorative Practices in Practice with Dr. Marcie Strahan

October 20th, 2020


Today's Take Care Tuesday podcast features Dr. Marcie Strahan from the Aldine Independent School District. Dr. Strahan discusses the role Restorative …

Christa Mayfield - Human Trafficking: The Effects of Social Media

October 6th, 2020


Christa Mayfield - Human Trafficking: The Effects of Social Media 

Christa Mayfield - Human Trafficking: Online Awareness

September 22nd, 2020


Christa Mayfield - Human Trafficking: Online Awareness 

Christa Mayfield - Human Trafficking: Effect on Youth and Communities

September 8th, 2020


Christa Mayfield - Human Trafficking: Effect on Youth and Communities 

Scott Poland - Dealing with Loss in Schools (post COVID-19) S1-E6

August 25th, 2020


Scott Poland discusses dealing with loss in schools (post COVID-19).

Scott Poland - Campus Safety Strategies for Staff and Students (S1-E5)

August 11th, 2020


Scott Poland discusses campus safety strategies for staff and students.

Scott Poland - Proactive Strategies in Dealing with Social Unrest (S1-E4)

July 28th, 2020


Scott Poland discusses proactive strategies in dealing with social unrest.

Michael Dorn - Emergency Drill Management in Post COVID-19 Era

July 14th, 2020


Today's episode covers developing, exercising, and executing school emergency drills. Michael Dorn, President of Safe Havens International, will …

Michael Dorn - School Policy in Post COVID-19 Era

June 30th, 2020


Today's episode will cover the topic of school policy.  Michael Dorn, President of Safe Havens International, will discuss  proactive considerations …

Michael Dorn - School Re-Entry

June 17th, 2020


Today we are beginning our series with one of our national and international safety partners, Michael Dorn, President of Safe Havens International, …

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