Let’s Play BounceBack: 12/05/17 – Active Shooter/Shelter in Place

Active shooter and Shelter in Place situations are far more common than in the past. Our children are being slaughtered and threatened more than ever before. We can wait for who knows how long for gun control legislation or we act to prepare and protect our children by teaching them the Skills & Attitudes of resilience that just may protect them when threatened and allow them to behave proactively to prevent future threats.

Use this deck to teach your children strategies that may help them to identify potential threats and respond should those challenges present. Use it in schools to help build resilience among students and their mentors. Connect, communicate and build a proactive school community, better prepared to combat future problems. Use it in college and university classrooms to educate future teachers and college students in the Skills & Attitudes of resilience that may prepare them to respond to threats on campus.

BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.

For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.

There many ways to use BounceBackBounceBack decks present challenges that relate to various subjects, populations, vocations or issues. Each deck contains a set of Challenge Cards and a set of Skills & Attitudes cards. The Skills & Attitudes cards are used to respond to the scenarios on the Challenge cards. It’s simple.

Here’s how we’ll play this particular game. We’ve posted our Skills & Attitudes deck below. You will use these cards to manage the challenges that we present. Challenges from our Downloadable Demonstration deck will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday above the Skills & Attitudes Deck. Read the challenge assuming the perspective indicated on the card.  Select the Skills & Attitudes that you feel would best help you manage the challenge posted. Keep in mind that it is not your job to fix the problem.  It is your task to get through the crisis using the Skills & Attitudes of resilience.

Click on each image to enlarge.  Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?


Here is your first Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them.  We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.

Black silhouette of a young boy in a darkened school hallway.
Demo: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place

Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.

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