Crisis isn’t a choice.
Response is.

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 are created through the research-based best practices of school administrators, psychologists, public space safety experts, families, and first responders. We’re a powerful conduit uniting this work.

It was a tragedy that launched The Foundation. And we thrive because we know that with love, we can work together to protect and restore the joy of youth. We’re doing it. Join us.

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Collaborating. Standardizing. Clarifying.

“I realize how unprepared we have been… now we have the tools, the resources, and a plan.

– Samuel Olsen, Security Monitor, Alamosa High School.

Prepare, or prepare to fail. Our programs, built on years of research and real-world experiences, make it simple to enhance crisis response and reunification plans within your school or public space. A download now is a step toward preparedness. 

All our programs are available at no cost. Not even an email.

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Standard Response Protocol for K-12

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Our flagship program, the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is a five-action program to create a foundation for safe schools.

Standard Response Protocol for Business

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SRP for business helps organizations of any size formalize incident response procedures in working environments for working professionals.

Standard Response Protocol for Higher Ed

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SRP for Higher Ed meets the unique needs for creating a safe campus environment: multiple buildings, larger areas, and autonomous adult students.

Standard Response Protocol for Municipal

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Standard Response Protocol to help a city facilities of all sizes plan and respond to a crisis.

Standard Reunification Method

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The Standard Reunification Method (SRM) provides safety teams with proven methods to plan and achieve successful student-guardian reunifications amid chaotic circumstances.

Standard Distribution Method

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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Standard Distribution Method (SDM) helps distribute food and learning materials in a safe and orderly manner.

Training for schools, organizations, departments and agencies

“The most focused, thoughtful, engaging, and ready-to-implement training that I have attended.”

– Stephen Owen, Professor of Criminal Justice, Radford University

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation team of trainers all have personal and professional experience with school and public safety. Through their experiences, our trainings come to life in a way that can only be felt through people who’ve been there.

Contact us for rate information, availability, and how we work with training hosts to find funding sources.

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Keynotes and Briefings

“Easily the most impactful, meaningful, and emotional conference I have ever been to in my career.”

Stories from students, parents, and first responders make The “I Love U Guys” Foundation Keynotes and Briefings transformational experiences. We shift beliefs toward the power of preparedness, and inspire action to do more.

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Our bi-annual symposium, The Briefings: A National School Safety Symposium, delivers our latest information about preemptive school safety measures, brought to life through personal stories of those who’ve been there.

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From Sandy Hook to COVID – 19: Lesson Learned in Crisis

Carly Posey offers her heartbreaking story of what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Carly links the current COVID-19 crisis by sharing steps on ways to reassemble the school community, secure trust and feelings of safety.
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Carly Posey

David Benke Keynote Speaker

Domino Pushers

Dr. David Benke provides an inspirational look at his actions and decisions before and after the 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School.
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Dr. David Benke

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Platte Canyon Debrief – Civilian

The tragic events on September 27th 2006 at Platte Canyon High School brought two unlikely people together: A.J. DeAndrea who devised and executed the tactical plan for the hostage rescue, and John-Michael Keyes who lost his daughter, Emily. The riveting point-counterpoint of their actions on that day are only part of the story.

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The Black Swan

John-Michael Keyes connects the violent incident at Platte Canyon High School with the Black Swan Theory of improbable events. How the aftermath of tragedy is also in that category: that outcomes and programs of The “I Love U Guys” Foundation are unpredictably positive.
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John-Michael Keyes

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Arapahoe High Debrief – Law Enforcement

When the day we prepare and train for arrives, there are things we don’t expect. In this session, James Englert provides first-hand details of the shooting at Arapahoe High School from the perspective of a school resource officer (SRO) on scene.

James Englert

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Anticipating The Unthinkable

Carly Posey tells her story of what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She shares what went wrong and right on that day and the years to follow.
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Carly Posey

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Platte Canyon Debrief – Law Enforcement

This presentation gives a deep dive of the events and lessons learned at Platte Canyon High School from the law enforcement perspective. A.J. DeAndrea devised and executed the tactical plan for the hostage rescue, and John-Michael Keyes lost his daugher, Emily. A SWAT Team lead and a victim’s father share their experiences.

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Leadership: Columbine Lessons: The 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School

The tragedy at Columbine redefined the nation. Dr. Frank DeAngelis tells his story from the events to the aftermath.
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Frank DeAngelis

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Platte Canyon Debrief – Negotiator

This presentation explores the interactions during the Platte Canyon High School events between a negotiator, Stacy Avila, and a 16 year old girl being held hostage. It’s a powerful affirmation of a negotiator and a victim’s father (John-Michael Keyes) sharing their experiences on that day and beyond.

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SRP-K12 Operational Guidance

Guidance for schools, districts, departments and agencies. This is a general guide on incorporating and operating the Standard Response Protocol within a school safety plan.

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SRP-K12 Classroom Poster

This poster was created to print and place on walls to remind everyone of the different SRP actions, and allow teachers to start the conversation about SRP with their students.

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SRP-K12 Parent Handout

An introduction to the SRP that gives parents the basics in a single handout.

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