School violence is neither rare, nor random.
In fact, shootings are almost always predictable and preventable – if you know what to look for.
INPAX programs for educators offer a unique window into the minds of those who commit school homicide, and a clear-eyed view of the epidemic of school violence from the perspective of a security expert.
These vital in-service programs teaches teachers how to identify the warning signs – or “indicators” – of potential violence, and the immediate and appropriate responses to intercede and forestall those situations from spiraling out of control. Educators also learn – hands-on – what do do if they come face-to-face with an active shooter and how to manage their students in a crisis.
This is an empowering journey into a subject most people would rather deny could ever happen to them, or would prefer to relegate to the professional “lifeguards” of society. Yet personal security is, ultimately, an individual responsibility and while it’s good to have a lifeguard, it’s better to know how to swim.
Your educators will emerge from this training smarter and more confident in their ability to predict, prevent, and respond to violence, acquiring the know-how to keep their students and themselves alive should they become the real first responders.
In this hands-on workshop, realistic and practical “last-resort” fight back options are taught – including a practical methodology of gun-disarming that is simultaneously simpler, and more sophisticated than any taught to law enforcement today. A single technique that can be applied from both first – and third – person perspectives, close and long ranges, against handguns or long guns.
Lastly we will define specific “tactical considerations” such as what to tell the kids, in the event physical action is imminent, as well as where you position them and yourself for maximum safety.
This module of instruction builds upon the gun disarming technique developed in Module 1, extrapolating the same fundamental procedure against the four distinct attack patterns presented by knives or impact weapons, culminating in a takedown procedure that can neutralize and incapacitate an attacker even if he/she has a weapon in each hand.
This single technique can be applied from both first – and third – person perspectives, against knives or impact weapons.
Perhaps no subject save death itself is more surrounded by denial than that of human violence. It can’t happen here, we tell ourselves. Not to our school, let alone by one of our students.
That an otherwise normal kid could just “snap” one day and go on a killing spree and that such events are “random”—and hence impossible to anticipate—are fictions that lie at the core of a denial mechanism that, ironically, helps enable the very events we seek to forestall.
Yet, school violence is a process often as predictable and observable as boiling water, if you know what to look for, and are in a position to see. Your teachers are in the unique position to see potential threats that may develop from inside the classroom, at their earliest stages, where administrators may not.
The Eyes & Ears module reinforces the lifeboat mentality that we all have a responsibility to one another, teaches what to look for, and most importantly what to do about it.
This program is NOT intended to teach teachers how to be EMT’s, nor is it the objective to subject participants to gory subject matter. Rather it is intended to familiarize participants with modern life saving tools – such as tourniquets, and hemostatic agents – and empower them to know how to use them, while debunk common myths and cause hesitation.
The goal is to teach your first responders – the teachers – how to keep injured parties alive until paramedic rescue arrives.
For Security Officers and SROs
Managing confrontations is a defining aspect of security – especially in a school setting. Yet most security professionals are never taught specifically how.
Utilizing a simple, systematic process of verbal, non-verbal, and appropriate physical tactics, this course teaches security officers how to instantly assess, negotiate and diffuse confrontations as they develop, and to safely and effectively intervene at any stage, including a fight in progress – whether acting independently, or as members of a team.
The techniques taught offer a range of simple methods, involving minimal need for size or physical strength, to restore control and reduce potential for injury to students and security personnel alike.
This course reinforces security officer’s fundamental qualifications to use their sidearm, and takes their capabilities to the next level by specifically addressing firearm use in the school setting.
The school environment poses very specific, and difficult dynamics that must be addressed, including: Innocents all around (foreground and background issues), limited access to cover, movement, hallways & doorways, the potential for multiple aggressors, as well as the chaos and confusion of the situation. Specialized training, as a result, is vital, and no training of this sort is complete without realistic simulation and role-play.
This course provides practical, proven solutions, to these very relevant problems.
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What Clients Say
“Sam is extremely adept in the training he and his sta provide to groups and individuals. He engages his audience using all three learning styles: visual, audible, and experiential. The critical incident response workshop Sam provided here reached the entire staff of Chartiers Valley School District. No matter the skill level of his students during the session Sam and his staff members were able to exhibit depth of knowledge, professionalism, and a variety of skill sets that trainees practice to this day so the expiration date for each is not reached.”
“All of our teachers are committed to providing quality instruction to the students in their classroom, but that’s not all. They are called to protect their students as well. With the violence in our world today, our District is upgrading security measures in our facilities, but if those preventative measures fail, we have to provide our staff with the training and confdence to know what to do if confronted with an armed intruder. INPAX training has helped our staff think through how to respond in a crisis and has given them basic skills to protect themselves, colleagues, and our students. We hope and pray that we never have to use the training we have been provided by INPAX, but our staff has more confdence in knowing what to do when confronted with school violence.”