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The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared – for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a “dangerous someone” is in their school.
Class, my teacher said to us, we need to learn a new drill.
It’s called The Sheep, The Shepherd and the Wolf, so get ready…here’s the deal!
I’ll be your shepherd, and you’re all my sheep, so you must do what I say.
Pretend there’s a wolf in our building, and we MUST stay out of his way!
We need a great plan of action in case we start to get scared.
The A.L.I.C.E. Plan will work the best, to help us be prepared.
Unfortunately, in the world we now live in, we must ask ourselves the essential question: What options do I have for survival, if I ever find myself in a violent intruder event? “I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared!” will enhance the concepts taught by the ALICE Training Institute, and make them applicable to children of all ages in a non-fearful way. By using this book, children can develop a better understanding of what needs to be done if they ever encounter a “dangerous someone.”
“I applaud Julia and the ALICE Training Institute for providing education to our young students about potential school intruders through ‘I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared!’ While it is a scary subject, it’s also a genuine threat, and students as well as staff deserve preparation. ‘I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared!’ helps students envision their reaction to an intruder prior to an incident. Because students are accustomed to the step-by-step ways schools normally function, it’s important to show them that there is no singular response to these dynamic events.”
– Joey Melvin, Former School Resource Officer and Deputy Director of The Comprehensive School Safety Plan, Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security/Delaware Capitol Police
“Administrators/Educators, ‘I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared!’ is a brilliant, proactive way of educating children how to handle lockdown and evacuation situations. Julia has certainly created a dynamic tool for educators to talk to children in ‘kid terms’ about what to do if there is an intruder in the building. The Sheep, The Shepherd and The Wolf Drill will empower communities nationwide to improve school safety.”
– Erin E. Bowden, M.S. Professional School Counselor
|Illustrator:||Michelle Hazelwood Hyde|
|Audience:||Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Post-Secondary|
|Grade Level:||K and Up|
|Publisher:||National Center for Youth Issues|
|Release Date:||May 1, 2014|