Haddon's 10 strategies

Haddon's 10 countermeasure strategies are used to address injury control, where based on the tool, one can develop useful intervention ideals.

 

  1. Prevent creation of hazard

 

Educate children to accept differences within an array of populations.

 

  1. Reduce the amount of hazard brought into being

 

Schools should establish written policies that protect students and staff from discrimination and harassment.

 

  1. Prevent the release of the hazard that already exists

 

Stay alert and identify potentially violent people and groups--awareness is the best self-defense.

 

  1. Modify the rate or spatial distribution of release of the hazard from its source

 

Students may opt to carry a whistle and blow it when feel threaded to attract attention.

 

  1. Separate, in time or in space, the hazard and that which is to be protected

 

Students who feel threatened may choose not to be alone in hallways, locker rooms and on the way to/from school.

 

  1. Separate the hazard from that which is to be protected by interposition of a material barrier

 

In order to prevent LGBT students from being assaulted, lock all unused classrooms and spaces to restrict access.

 

  1. Modify relevant basic qualities of the hazard

 

Schools should support curriculums that include information about LGBT people across different subject areas.

 

  1. Make what is to be protected more resistant to damage from the hazard

 

Use self-protection measures or walk closer to traffic when confronted by violent students/groups.

 

  1. Begin to counter the damage already done by the environmental hazard

 

Provide adequate security backup for threatened individuals.

 

  1. Stabilize, repair, and rehabilitate the object of the damage

 

Provide crisis intervention counseling after an assault, and provide acute long-term medical/mental care.

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