10-1-16 Church Safety (Radio)

The massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina where 9 were killed, is just one recent example of violence that has occurred at churches and other places of worship. Does your church have an emergency response plan for an active shooter or other crisis situation? On this episode of Living Well with Dr. […]

8-20-16 Increasing Personal Safety (Radio)

Personal safety is much more about brains than brawn, and knowledge is our best defense. On this episode of Living Well with Dr. Peg, retired CIA senior security officer, Thomas Pecora shares basic security principles that will help you survive almost any emergency situation you may encounter. Living Well with Dr. Peg is brought to […]

7-23-16 Responding to An Active Shooter (Radio)

Active Shooter events are becoming more common and unfold very quickly. From the first shot fired, the average incident lasts a total of 8 to 12 minutes–well before law enforcement can arrive on the scene. On this episode of Living Well with Dr. Peg, Michael Yorio, president of SSI Guardian, discusses the importance of a […]

7-2-16 Summer Safety

It’s summer, and time for fun, relaxation, and adventure! But what can you do if Summer Fun heats up, boils over, and turns violent? On this episode of Living Well with Dr. Peg, law enforcement expert, Chief Todd Evans, shares how to keep yourself and your family safe this summer. Living Well with Dr. Peg […]

Church Safety Conference in Denver, CO

As a consultant in the areas of church safety, mental health, and violence prevention, I am supporting a national conference on church safety by helping to get the word out and I’d like to invite you to participate. The conference is at the Potter’s House of Denver on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Who should attend? Pastors, Children’s […]

Active Shooter Response

January 17, 2014 – Schools, movie theaters, supermarkets…Is anywhere safe? Just one day after a shooting at a New Mexico middle school, there was a fatal shooting in an Indiana supermarket. Do you know how to respond if you find yourself facing an active shooter? Find out what to do on this episode of Living […]

Run, Hide, Fight

Do you know what to do if you find yourself in an active shooter situation? View this short video produced by the City of Houston. For more information on what to do in an active shooter situation, listen to these episodes of Living Well with Dr. Peg: Responding to Violence – 8/23/13 Violence Prevention – […]

Responding to Violence

August 23, 2013 – Earlier this week, there was an incident at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, just outside of Atlanta. A young man came into the school fully armed with bags of weapons and ammunition and threatened to kill everyone and himself. He did fire several shots, but thank God, no one […]

Violence Prevention

August 16, 2013 – Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora Theater. Sadly, the list goes on. God has not given us a spirit of fear so how do we cope with this type of violence in our world today? Dr. Peg shares insights and practical strategies for recognizing and responding to signs of potential violence on campus, […]