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------------------------------Emily HermansMuseum Services Program SpecialistTexas Historical CommissionAustin TX------------------------------
As a museum educator I have been asked to consider what we/ I might do/ organize after the active shooter training that would be perhaps fun or relaxing. I am at a loss frankly, I experienced this training a few years ago and I felt it was very traumatic. Do you have any thoughts on this or do you have any plans for your team?
Hi Miriam,Thanks for reaching out--this is a good question and a really important consideration! I've participated in some active shooter trainings too, and I think it's so smart to plan for how people may be feeling afterwards.Since you're at an art museum, I would turn to the collection as a starting point. Could you facilitate a guided looking activity with a work of art that might elicit feelings of comfort, calm, hope, resilience, teamwork, community, etc? This could be done in-person or virtually, and participants could have the option to write private reflections or share them with the group. Alternatively, you could choose a handful of works of art (or a particular gallery in the museum) and give participants the opportunity to select the one that best reflects how they are feeling, again allowing them to either write or share their thoughts.Thank you for asking about this!
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