https://www.creativefamilycounseling.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/listening-boy.jpg 333 500 Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S https://www.creativefamilycounseling.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Put-in-CFC-Footer-300x248.png Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S2023-03-31 15:53:082023-03-31 16:11:22How Teachers and Parents Can Talk to Young Children About Intruder Drills
How Teachers and Parents Can Talk to Young Children About Intruder Drills
It is unfortunate that school shootings in the United States are so rampant that our schools must now include Intruder Drills as part of the rehearsed safety drills each school year. It is terrifying to think about any type of disaster where our children and caregivers are endangered, but especially so when it would be at the hands of another person. Just as we gain “muscle memory” and a sense of control and preparedness from other types of safety drills, such as fire and tornado drills, providing intruder drills can help accomplish this as well. Here are six tips for talking about and providing these drills in a way that prepares children and gives them space to process it.