Safety at All Souls
"Over the past number of months, All Souls staff have been developing a comprehensive Safe Congregation policy, headed up by a safe congregation team. This initiative is designed to deal with a wide range of emergency situations, from medical emergencies and fire alarms to disruptive individuals and even active shooters.
We anticipate having a Sunday focus on congregational safety sometime after the first of the year, during which we will disseminate information and offer training to deal with this wide range of emergency situations. In the meantime, we are working on training our staff and key volunteers to help provide leadership should such situations arise.
I know these are difficult times and the incursion of violence into houses of worship is horrifically disturbing. Our goal is that All Souls will continue to be a sanctuary in all senses of the word for everyone who gathers here for worship and fellowship." ~Rev. Galen
Here are some resources for you and your family:
UU World- Security on Sunday
Child Care Aware- Mass Shootings and Your Children
Parent Magazine- How to Talk to Kids about Gun Violence
Child Development Institute- Talking to Kids about Violence