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Delivered by people who’ve been there, an “I Love U Guys” Foundation training is a special blend of emotional heart and tactical takeaways. Our trainers’ stories from inside and behind school crises illustrate the importance of planning and preparing, while our easy-to-learn protocols and methods show you how.

Training, In Person And Online

We work with schools, districts, departments, agencies and organizations of all sizes. And we can work with resource-constrained organizations to help find underwriters.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve developed remote options for most of our training options. Fewer hugs, same effectiveness.

This was the most focused, thoughtful, engaging, and ready to implement training that I have attended.
Stephen Owen Professor of Criminal Justice, Radford University
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Delivered by people who’ve been there, an “I Love U Guys” Foundation training is a special blend of emotional heart and tactical takeaways. Our trainers’ stories from inside and behind school crises illustrate the importance of planning and preparing, while our easy-to-learn protocols and methods show you how.

Today, we also have remote options for most of our training options. Fewer hugs, same effectiveness.

The "I Love U Guys" Foundation offers training to schools, districts, departments, agencies and organizations. While there is enough material on the website to implement the programs, Foundation training may add a bit more. Please contact us for rates and availability.

Breakout Sessions

Ideal for conferences and events, SRP or SRM Breakout Sessions introduce the concepts and history of the programs and how to implement the program in an educational environment.

SRP Breakout

SRM Breakout

SRP/SRM Half Day Seminar

Perfect for in-service days or training events, this half day workshop gives participants practical information on the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method.

Half Day

SRP/SRM Full Day Train the Trainer Workshop

This is a full day training, with the expected outcome that participants will have the ability to perform classroom training in the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method, implement the program, train teams, and handle advanced questions.

Full Day

SRM REx Reunification Exercise

This 2 day course offers a day in the classroom and a day in the field, going hands-on with a reunification. The functional exercise is promoted to all stake-holders - School, District, Public Safety, Public Health and Emergency Management.

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The Briefings

The Briefings are nationally-recognized school and community safety symposium held twice a year. The Winter Briefings are traditionally limited to the occupancy of the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety. (A renovated elementary school transformed into a training facility.)

In the summer, The Briefings are held in Colorado and include a moment at the Columbine Memorial.

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Virtual Delivery SRP/SRM

Available in breakout, half day and full day formats, we can deliver any of our in-person training online. Not your typical Zoom meeting, we've invested in high definition cameras, microphones and software to live stream our training events.

Keynotes

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation keynotes are experiences that transform thoughts and ideas into action. That something can be done to prepare for the unthinkable, and what can happen when we don’t.

Delivered by people who’ve been there, our keynotes blend emotional heart with tangible paths forward with stories from inside and behind school crises They illustrate the importance of planning and preparing in a way only those who’ve been through it can.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Behind the Scenes

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation has a reputation for high-content, high-value, high-engagement training. Here’s a behind the scenes glance at how we meet that expectation with online delivery.

The Studio

To transition to online training, we set up a broadcast studio and we retooled our content to match the medium.

The Gear

More than talking over a PowerPoint, Foundation online delivery uses high definition cameras, microphones and software to live stream our training events.

The Production

Our online training leverages our deep understanding of the “brain-science” behind multimedia learning. Strict 45 minute sessions with a 15 minute break is our standard.

The “Bear”

We’ve all probably had a “Zoomie” moment where all of the dogs in all of the rooms do a check in. Meet Baron. You might see him drop into a session.

Standard Response Protocol - Breakout

Introduces the concepts and history of the SRP and how to implement the program in an educational environment.

Optional Materials

Course Description

Introduced in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol is a proven enhancement to school safety planning. Thousands of schools in the US and Canada have adopted the program.

SRP Breakout Session introduces the concepts and history of the SRP and how to implement the program in an educational environment.

Target Audience

Educators, Administrators, School and District Safety Teams, Campus Supervisors, Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Emergency Managers, Victim Advocates

Number of Students

20-250

Course Duration

45 - 90 Minutes

Outcome

A basic understanding of the Standard Response Protocol

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview of the Standard Response Protocol.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why the SRP should be used as an all hazards school safety enhancement.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of SRP,
  2. understand the reasoning behind the program, and
  3. recognize how it can be used in managing daily operational school-based events.

Standard Reunification Method - Breakout

Introduces the concepts and history of the SRM and how to implement the program from a district perspective.

Optional Materials

Course Description

Introduced in 2012, the Standard Reunification Method fills a critical void in school safety planning: How to reunite students with their parents after a crisis.

The SRM Breakout introduces the concepts and history of the SRM and how to implement the program from a district perspective.

Target Audience

Educators, Administrators, School and District Safety Teams, Campus Supervisors, Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Emergency Managers, Victim Advocates

Number of Students

20-250

Course Duration

45 - 90 Minutes

Outcome

A basic understanding of the Standard Reunification Method

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview of the Standard Reunification Method, explore case studies, and understand roles and expectations.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why the SRM should be used in the aftermath of a crisis.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of SRM
  2. understand the reasoning behind the program, and
  3. understand how to plan and conduct a student/parent reunification.

SRP/SRM Half Day Seminar

An Introduction to the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method

Course Description

Introduced in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol is a proven enhancement to school safety planning. Thousands of schools in the US and Canada have adopted the program.

Introduced in 2012, the Standard Reunification Method fills a critical void in school safety planning: How to reunite students with their parents after a crisis.

Also included in the training is a segment on Incident Command and how it relates to crisis management for educators.

Summary

SRP/SRM Half Day Seminar introduces the concepts and history of the SRP and the SRM and how to implement the programs.

Target Audience

Educators, Administrators, School and District Safety Teams, Campus Supervisors, Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Emergency Managers, Victim Advocates

Number of Students

20-250

Unit 1

Introductions

Duration

15 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview and schedule of the SRP/SRM Seminar. Participants will complete administrative requirements including registration and training rosters.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will recognize the course goal, enabling objectives, course schedule, and course performance requirements.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state the goal and summarize objectives for the course,
  2. describe the course schedule and complete administrative requirements, and
  3. describe how participant performance is evaluated.

Unit 2

An Introduction to Incident Command

Duration

45 minutes

Scope Statement

This was developed to give participants a top-level, general understanding of the Incident Command System. It is based on the online training IS-100ScA available from FEMA.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why Incident Command should be used in a crisis.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of NIMS,
  2. understand basic Incident Command Structure, and
  3. recognize how it can be used in managing school-based events.

Unit 3

An Introduction to the Standard Response Protocol

Duration

90 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview of the Standard Response Protocol.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why the SRP should be used as an all hazards school safety enhancement.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of SRP,
  2. understand the reasoning behind the program,
  3. recognize how it can be used in managing daily operational school-based events, and
  4. recognize the need for standard practices.

Unit 4

An Introduction to the Standard Reunification Method

Duration

90 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview of the Standard Reunification Method, explore case studies, and understand roles and expectations.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why the SRM should be used in the aftermath of a crisis.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of SRM
  2. understand the reasoning behind the program, and
  3. understand how to plan and conduct a student/parent reunification.

Provided Materials

SRP/SRM Full Day Train the Trainer Workshop

An Advanced Introduction to the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method

Course Description

Introduced in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol is a proven enhancement to school safety planning. Thousands of schools in the US and Canada have adopted the program.

Introduced in 2012, the Standard Reunification Method fills a critical void in school safety planning: How to reunite students with their parents after a crisis.

Also included in the training is a segment on Incident Command and how it relates to crisis management for educators.

Summary

SRP/SRM Full Day Train the Trainer Workshop introduces the concepts and history of the SRP and the SRM and how to educate students and staff in the programs and strategies to implement the programs.

Target Audience

Educators, Administrators, School and District Safety Teams, Campus Supervisors, Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Emergency Managers, Victim Advocates

Number of Students

20-300

Unit 1

Introductions

Duration

15 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview and schedule of the SRP/SRM Seminar. Participants will complete administrative requirements including registration and training rosters.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will recognize the course goal, enabling objectives, course schedule, and course performance requirements.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state the goal and summarize objectives for the course,
  2. describe the course schedule and complete administrative requirements, and
  3. describe how participant performance is evaluated.

Unit 2

An Introduction to the Standard Response Protocol

Duration

90 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview of the Standard Response Protocol.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why the SRP should be used as an all hazards school safety enhancement.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of SRP,
  2. understand the reasoning behind the program,
  3. recognize how it can be used in managing daily operational school-based events, and
  4. recognize the need for standard practices.

Unit 3

An Introduction to Incident Command

Duration

45 minutes

Scope Statement

This was developed to give participants a top-level, general understanding of the Incident Command System. While it is based on the online training IS-100ScA available from FEMA, this module is a refreshing look at the basics.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why Incident Command should be used in a crisis.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of NIMS,
  2. understand basic Incident Command Structure, and
  3. recognize how it can be used in managing school-based events.

Unit 4

SRP Classroom Training

Duration

60 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive the Classroom Training Presentation of the Standard Response Protocol.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain the ability to perform classroom training of the Standard Response Protocol.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of SRP,
  2. conduct classroom training, and
  3. field relevant questions regarding the SRP.

Unit 5

An Introduction to the Standard Reunification Method

Duration

90 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive an overview of the Standard Reunification Method, explore case studies, and understand roles and expectations.

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how and why the SRM should be used in the aftermath of a crisis.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. state a brief history of SRM
  2. understand the reasoning behind the program, and
  3. understand how to plan and conduct a student/parent reunification.

Unit 6

The Reunification Operation Kit

Duration

30 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants are introduced to resources and tools to build Reunification Operation Kits (ROK).

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants achieve an understanding of how to create a ROK.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. level of effort necessary in planning,
  2. understand the reasoning behind the program, and
  3. how to conduct a student/parent reunification.

Unit 7

Planning and Executing a Reunification Exercise

Duration

45 minutes

Scope Statement

In this module, participants will receive information on how to plan and execute a live practical reunification exercise

Terminal Learning Objective

Participants will gain an understanding of the procedures and challenges in conducting a live reunification exercise.

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. plan a reunification exercise, and
  2. have theoretical knowledge of conducting a reunification exercise.

Unit 8 (Optional)

Instructional Development

Duration

60 minutes

Scope Statement

Participants will receive an overview of Multimedia Learning Theory and how it applies to presentation of materials

Terminal Learning Objective

Upon completion of this module, participants will understand human cognitive processes, multimedia learning theory, and natural human attention barriers

Enabling Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to

  1. understand dual channel information processing and retention,
  2. understand and identify cognitive overload triggers and prevention, and
  3. understand how to develop relevant presentation visuals.

Provided Materials

Mission

To restore and protect the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities.

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Standard Response Protocol

Action-based, flexible, and easy to learn.

Standard Reunification Method

Recovery starts when the crisis begins.

Reunification Exercise

Ready to go "Exercise in a Box."

Training and Events

From breakout sessions to full day workshops.

Tender Loving Care

Other projects we're handling with a little TLC.

Partner with Love

Together we’re a powerful conduit that unites.

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