Safe Kids Inc.
Safe Kids Inc. was founded in 2016 by a team of experienced law enforcement officers and educators. We recognized active shooter and violent intruder events were becoming more and more commonplace in schools nationwide. We began investigating shooting incidents in schools and discovered survivability methods weren’t being taught for a simple reason – these methods didn’t exist. We decided this lack of education could no longer be ignored and resolved to produce curriculum to teach children to recognize, avoid, and survive active shooter and violent intruder events. As a result, our team of esteemed professionals combined the sciences of protection and education to teach H.E.R.O. safety strategies to children. It is the desire of this team that the H.E.R.O. Program will save lives through safe thinking and safe action.
To provide safety curriculum designed to mitigate violence and empower children to turn safe thinking into safe action.
Events occurring in the past twenty years have shown that violent intruder incidents have become an unavoidable reality. We believe these violent events can be assuaged with the simple survivability techniques demonstrated in the H.E.R.O. Program. We are striving to spread our concept and our message to every child, teacher, and school with one goal in mind – SAVING LIVES.
We value the sanctity of life above all else. We believe our children are our future and we must safeguard them at all costs. We value the joy of innocence and have developed our program to demonstrate violent intruder survival techniques in a tasteful, age-appropriate manner.
As we developed the H.E.R.O. Program, we recognized that school violence was a multi-faceted problem that could only be solved by combining the knowledge of several professional disciplines. Accordingly, we hand-selected a team of experts in law enforcement, education, child psychology, medicine, and law, ensuring the H.E.R.O. Program works for as many students, teachers, and parents as possible.
Adam Coughran, MA: Adam has nearly two decades of law enforcement experience ranging from street level patrol, to field training officer, to instructor. Adam has completed hundreds of hours of specialized training and certifications in adult learning concepts and curriculum creation, active shooter response, weaponless defense tactics, firearms tactics, and many others. Additionally, Adam holds a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership. Outside of law enforcement, Adam is an educator holding instructor positions at various Southern California universities.
Dr. Sheila Coleman
Director of Curriculum Development
Sheila Coleman, MA, Ed. D: Dr. Sheila Coleman is an experienced educator and former K-12 school principal and superintendent. Dr. Coleman holds graduate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University, and Educational Leadership and Administration (K-12) from University of California, Irvine, Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition to her many years of educational training and experience, Dr. Coleman is the published author of eight titles.