In 2019, eight people were killed and 43 injured in 25 school shooting incidents that occurred on school grounds or during school sponsored events in the U.S. This is just one example of violence that can occur in a school setting resulting in criminal investigation and a potential response from your local Children's Advocacy Center. While we all hope that an incident of school violence never happens in our community, it is important that CACs begin having the discussion to plan a response in the unfortunate event it does occur. In this workshop you will learn how the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center started the discussion in Texas and subsequently organized a committee who developed a response plan and how this information has been proactively shared with local school districts and law enforcement agencies. Tips on how to start a similar discussion in your area and organizing a coordinated response will be shared. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Participants will understand the why behind the need to have a planned response to school violence.
Participants will understand how to begin the process of creating a response plan for their center.
Participants will learn how to engage their partners and community in both awareness and coordinated response to school violence.