Lockdown drills are a practice currently used in 98% of schools nationwide, yet they are conducted with variability in respect to frequency and protocols across states and even districts. This training is designed to help standardize schools’ approaches to conducting lockdown drills while creating opportunities for objective evaluation of these practices and ensure that they are being conducted in a trauma-informed manner. In this Train-the-Trainer course, we will discuss the impetus for lockdown procedures, explore current research into the effects of lockdown drills on participants (faculty, staff, and students), and examine best practices for reducing trauma during drills. Attendees also will learn how to collect and analyze data to craft drill reports designed to standardize the assessment of the practices and guide continued emergency preparation efforts using a previously validated evaluation tool. All materials will be provided and will be available for use in attendees’ own districts and schools.
After this course, students will be able to go out and train their schools/districts with the information learned. At the start of the class, students will sign an agreement with CJI/Arkansas Center for School Safety to provide this training for free and report all training numbers back to CJI.
Students will be required to complete the School Safety Coordinator Academy course prior to registering for this course.