Last year over 4.1 million children experienced a lockdown.
DO your kids know how to stay safe?
Written by a Certified Child Life Specialist, I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown is the bestselling resource that school safety experts are calling "reassuring," "informative," "child-friendly," and "encouraging."
Endorsed by Safe Havens International, Inc as well as Safe and Sound Schools, this resource was created for children of all abilities ages 4 and up. I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown decreases anxiety while teaching children how to remain safe during a school lockdown.
Engaging illustrations, developmentally appropriate explanations, three easy to remember rules, and an included coloring sheet equal a must have resource for every parent, educator, school safety official, administrator, and professional who works with children.
The 2017-2018 school year was the most deadly year in modern American history for school shootings. Teach your children lifesaving skills through this empowering mentor text.
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"[Copeland] is reassuring and informative as she describes how children can best cooperate and behave during a lockdown in response to a potential threat to the school. The author details a variety of lockdown scenarios and challenges in a child-friendly language that is encouraging rather than anxiety producing. I highly recommend this book as a resource." - Dr. Jeff Roth, Ph.D, author of the books School Crisis Response: Reflections of a Team Leader and Perspectives on School Crisis Response: Reflections from the Field "In her delightful children's book, Rachel Tepfer Copeland provides age-appropriate and useful information to help young children understand a topic that can easily be confusing, frightening, and even traumatic. Careful language and friendly images help young students better understand what they need to do during a lockdown. Rachel provides a healthy dose of common sense and practical information, which is critical in a time when highly emotive and fear-based approaches are creating trauma among children and school employees." - Michael Dorn, Executive Director, Safe Havens International, Inc.
“Rachel Tepfer Copeland has done an outstanding job. Written in the perspective of a social story, the bookI Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdownwill allow children of all abilities to understand their role as a superhero during an emergency.” Molly Timmis, Blended Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities teacher, Certified Special Education teacher EC-12
"I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown is one of the best safety books I have read in a long time... if not of all time! This is a must read for anyone!" Jessica Woody, M.S., Ed., Elementary School Counselor
"I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown is an excellent resource to teach lifesaving lessons on a very tough subject." - Eileen Shaklee, author of "Autism with a Side of Fries"
"I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown is the overdue book every teacher and parent has sought to competently and calmly educated children about their roles during lockdown drills... As concerns of drill-induced trauma suface in the national dialogue about keeping students safe, this book will be a welcomed addition to every elementary school library and classroom in America." Dr. David Perrodin, Ph. D., author of School of Errors: Rethinking School Safety in America
Lockdown Information You Need to Know: The following information and statistics were reported in a 2018 Washington Post analysis*
More than 4.1 million children endured at least 1 lockdown in the 2017-2018 school year.
The number of students with lockdowns in the 2017-2018 school year eclipsed the population of Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware and Vermont combined. However, the figure is likely much higher, as many school districts do not track lockdowns.
On a typical day last year at least 16 campuses in the United States had a lockdown.
On every school day between Labor Day September 2017 and Memorial Day 2018, a campus in the country went into lockdown because of a shooting or the perceived danger of one.
Students of all ages were affected by lockdowns, in the 2017-2018 school year, including more than 1 million elementary age children and 220,000 kindergarteners and pre-kindergarteners.
2018 was the worst year of school shootings in modern American history, with 25 school shootings, 33 people killed, 61 people injured, and 25,332 children exposed to violence.
Even without the threat of violence, planned lockdowns can overwhelm students, who have wept, soiled themselves, written farewell messages to family members, texted goodbye messages and created wills regarding beloved toys.
Lockdown drills, although necessary, have the potential to inflict psychological damage to our children.
While most kids won’t suffer long-term consequences, childhood trauma experts suspect that a meaningful percentage will.
* Rich, Stephen and Woodrow Cox, John. (2018, December 26) School Lockdowns: How Many Children Have Hidden. The Washington Post. Retrieved from Washington Post.com.