Response Tactics During Crisis Events for Children and Youth Volunteers

Children and Youth Volunteers Are Responsible for the Safety of the Minors in Their Care

Introduction To Safety and Security Training

This video lays the foundation of why you, as a volunteer, need to be aware of safety and security tactics, especially when faced with a crisis event like a fire or an active shooter event. You'll also be introduced to your trainer, Martin Lopez.

Active Shooter Response for Children and Youth Volunteers

Children and youth volunteers have a significant responsibility in a crisis event like active shooter situations. You're responsible for your life and the life of the minors under your care. Your split-second decisions will mean the difference between life and death.

Deciding to Run (Part 1)

When you're responsible for the lives of minors in an active shooter event, your response decision will need to consider the children in your care. This is an introduction to those things to consider.

Deciding to Run (Part 2)

Fleeing an area when you have 10-20 minors, potentially very small children, creates many potential dangers. Martin covers those dangers and possible solutions in this video.

Deciding to Hide (Part 1)

Sheltering in place is a common response when gunfire is heard outside a children's room. That response is often correct, but not always. This video covers the reasons why you might want to hide instead of run.

Deciding to Hide (Part 2)

Choosing to stay put with the children in your care means creating a safe place. Using tactics to protect yourself and your kids can increase survivability.

Deciding to Fight (Part 1)

Your response to an active shooter event is entirely personal and based on the factors involved in the situation. No one is expected to fight an armed assailant bare-handed.

Deciding to Fight (Part 2)

If fighting back is your only option in an active shooter event, Martin wants you to be prepared. He covers tips for fighting back successfully and what to do after the fact.

When Police Arrive

Police often arrive at active shooter events within 5-10 minutes of the event starting. When they arrive, their sole job will be to eliminate the threat. How you interact with police will help or hinder their efforts.

The Aftermath of a Crisis Event

Active shooter events aren't over when the gunfire stops. The aftermath of active shooter events on everyone who was there, and those who were not, can be almost as devastating. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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