Creating a Generation of Safe Thinkers

What is the H.E.R.O. Program?

The H.E.R.O. program is: Simple, Research-based, and Comprehensive! 

We provide the tools needed to teach kids how to be as safe as possible even in the event of an active shooting or violent event:

  • Teacher curriculum with interactive, non-threatening lesson plans
  • Learning resources for home and school
  • Online teacher education employing the best-practices of safety science.
  • Safe Kids H.E.R.O. School designation
  • Access to our expanding library of field studies and publications

Why be a H.E.R.O.?

The H.E.R.O. program is specifically designed to teach elementary and middle school children how to respond to life-threatening events with simple, easy-to-remember and truly effective strategies. Based on Empowerment Theory, the H.E.R.O. program gives children the confidence to respond to any kind of danger, whether in school or at home. Unfortunately, children face many threats, including bullying, sexual predation, and abuse. The H.E.R.O. program teaches kids to overcome any of these situations by empowering them and instilling confidence in their own decision-making abilities.

Learning Overview

The vital leadership role that is required of teachers is all the more critical during a violent intruder situation. But, because danger is not contained to classrooms, the H.E.R.O. program includes tools for school-family connection. Both the school and the family will learn empowerment strategies that will keep them safe in school and beyond.

Sign up today to learn more about how you can prepare your school and children for any situation that arises!

Teach the Lessons

The multidisciplinary / cross-curricular curriculum includes classroom discussions, journals, and physical activities to help children absorb the H.E.R.O. concept in a non-threatening manner in five easy lessons that can be repeated as needed.  Your school can easily become a Safe Kids H.E.R.O. designated school.

Discover the Solution

For years, students have learned critical safety strategies in elementary and middle schools. Fire and disaster drills have become commonplace, along with catchy safety phrases such as, “Stop, Drop, and Roll” and “Stranger Danger”. Unfortunately, violence prevention hasn’t been taught in the same manner. The H.E.R.O. program is the solution that closes this “Circle of Safety.

Explore Our Library

As a team of law enforcement officials and educators, we examined active shooter events through a professional lens and developed strategies to disrupt these attacks.  We’ve collected numerous studies, news articles, government best practices, educational best practices and other resources to develop the H.E.R.O. program and curriculum. Take a look!

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