Safe Havens International Wins Telly Awards for School Safety Programs

Safe Havens International has won two Telly Awards this year for school safety programs produced for Lincoln County School District and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Online PR News – 15-August-2011 – – Atlanta, GA -- Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center based in Georgia and member of the Colorado School Safety Task Force established by Senator Steve King, has won two Telly Awards this year for work submitted by their video production department, Safe Havens Video.

Lincoln County School District's "Emergency Procedures" was awarded in the "employee communications" category, and "School Crisis Recovery in Pennsylvania," produced for the Center for Safe Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education, won in the "low-budget productions" category.

"School Crisis Recovery in Pennsylvania" is the first statewide mental health recovery program to address planning for a mass casualty event. The program was developed specifically to meet the needs identified by the State of Pennsylvania, and Safe Havens is building a library of state-sponsored emergency management video productions to ultimately allow states to share with one another their best practices and lessons learned.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier awards event honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Telly and a member of the Silver Telly Council, judged the competition upholding the historical standard of excellence that the Telly Award represents.

Safe Havens Executive Director Michael Dorn applauded the work of the award-winning film crew. "We are very proud of our film crew," he said, "They have now filmed in Mexico, Bolivia, Vietnam, South Africa, France, Canada and the Netherlands and are the most experienced school safety film crew in the world. We are pleased that a team of only seven people was able to film, edit and produce more than one hundred custom training video segments in a single year while winning national awards for both of the client videos that were entered in this year’s competition."

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