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School Emergency Planning

By Suzanne Rodriguez, Ed.D., M.S.W., P.P.S.C., C.P.S.I. & Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Overview

In this article, the supervision and education experts at Robson Forensic outline steps/areas that school districts and schools can include in their Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) to ensure…

Sexual Abuse at Organizational Facilities

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

Sexual violence transcends age and organizational settings. It can occur with young children, older children, individuals with disabilities, and with elderly adults. Studies suggest that 12-40 percent…

Playground Standards & Guidelines - Expert Witness Overview

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Overview

In this article, expert witnesses specializing in pediatric biomechanics and child supervision discuss the standards and guidelines relevant to playground injuries associated with monkey bars and…

Plans of Care: Discussing Supervision Standards of Care

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

In this article, supervised care expert, Dr. Lisa Thorsen broadly discusses Plans of Care as they apply across a range of supervised care environments. The experts at Robson Forensic are regularly…

Playground Surfacing Materials

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

This article provides an introductory lesson on playground surfacing materials. Topics discussed include the variety of surfacing materials used and the depths at which these materials should be…

Supervision on the School Playground

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

This article examines supervision best practice philosophies associated with educational communities. The article also discusses a pro-active leadership approach to developing playground policy and…

Sexual Abuse on Organizational Conduct

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

In this article, supervised care expert, Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I., introduces the framework by which organizations establish the policies and procedures to stem sexual abuse. The…

Public Playground Safety

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Presentation

In this presentation, playground safety expert, Dr. Lisa Thorsen, discusses the causes of playground injuries and how they can be prevented. Topics include Playground surface material and equipment,…

Child Supervision Ratios - Expert Introduction to Supervised Care

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

In this article, supervised care expert, Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I., discusses some of the criteria used to evaluate the adequacy of child supervision, and provides several examples of…

Vocational Rehabilitation - Expert Performs Employability Assessment

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

A 76 year old woman sustained carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of ongoing and repetitive work tasks at her job. Her physical limitations, education, work history and the current job market affected…

Playground Fall Incident - Expert Investigation

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Article

In this case, a seven-year-old boy suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell from a piece of playground equipment at a shopping mall. Robson Forensic was retained to investigate the incident to…