School Safety Video from Safe Havens International wins Davey Award

I am proud to announce that our Safe Havens Video team was recently awarded a Davey Award for our video training series “Safe Topics”.  The award is for our series as a whole and is a fitting reward for the hard work our team put into this video, which is already in use by school districts around the country.  Most of our school security assessment clients are now using the Safe Topics school safety video series to enhance their school’s emergency preparedness and staff safety training.

The Safe Havens video crew has filmed school safety footage in Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Vietnam.  They have produced training videos for the United States Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Hawaii Department of Education, and numerous school systems and law enforcement agencies. 

The Davey Awards honor outstanding creative work from small firms to highlight the “Davids” who go up against big firms with big budgets.  Just like David who defeated Goliath with a big idea and a little rock, the Davey Awards recognize firms like ours with big ideas that can change the world. This year there were nearly 4,000 entries from media agencies all over the world.

The Davey Awards is judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a worldwide organization with over 600 members including luminaries from companies like Disney, GE, Keller Crescent, Microsoft,, MTV, Sesame Workshops, and many others.

“This year’s Davey Award winners truly represent the best small firms worldwide. The work entered into this year’s competition embodies a smart, tactful approach to creativity and highlights the capabilities and forward thinking mindset that makes small agencies so unique” noted Linda Day, Executive Director of the IAVA.  

This award is the third national award won by the Safe Havens International Video Unit. They have worked hard to earn all three awards and we are proud of their efforts.



About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.