SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 2, 2021)—The “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s programs for crisis response and post-crisis reunification are used in more than 30,000 schools and municipalities around the world. They were created through the research-based best practices of school administrators, psychologists, public space safety experts, families, and first responders. It was a tragedy that launched The Foundation. This group will be presenting at Northwest AEA in Sioux City on June 6, 2022, which is being postponed from Dec. 7, 2021, due to low enrollment.
The purpose is to inform school and community counterparts about standard response protocol (evacuate, shelter, lockout, lockdown, hold) and standard reunification method, discuss important response components within comprehensive school safety plans, begin/continue multidisciplinary team discussion and planning, initiate and/or strengthen collaboration between school staff members and first responders.
Optimal planning and discussion will occur when school staff and community first responders attend this workshop together. Standard response protocol and standard reunification method both rely on the understanding that in a crisis event:
• Law enforcement owns the crime;
• Fire department owns the fire;
• EMS owns the patient; and
• School staff own the students.
New registration details will be released soon.
With offices in Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars, Onawa, Sioux Center, and Sioux City, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit www.nwaea.org.