Distance Learning Description: Recent events have generated increasing questions about safety and security both in and out of school. It is imperative that schools and after school programs develop effective crisis and security plans that not only promote the safety and welfare of our youth, but also protect staff and property. Preparedness is the key to security and safety, so youth and staff must practice appropriate responses to a crisis before it occurs. This two-part interactive training will discuss crisis-management policies, guidelines and procedures that your program can utilize during an emergency.
Objectives - Best practices for emergency planning and the ongoing process.
1. Understand and apply best practices to after school programs.
2. Identify the most important information needed to prepare for a disaster or emergency.
3. Create/Review an emergency plan for your afterschool program.
4. Regular emergency planning “check-ups” on best practices.
IAN Facilitator: Leslie Hampton M.Ed., Director of Education, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Intended Audience: Front-line staff, Emergent and Seasoned Professionals