ERIC Number: ED350700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Chaos in Times of Crisis: A Guide for School Administrators.
Jones, Melinda; Paterson, Lisa
Suggestions to help school administrators develop and implement a systematic crisis response system are provided in this guidebook, which focuses on system organization rather than staff training. The guidelines are designed to help administrators prepare for, manage, and evaluate site-based responses to various crisis situations, specifically, suicide, natural disasters, rape, homicide, and riots. Following the introduction, section 2 outlines steps in establishing a crisis management plan, including creating a crisis response team (CRT). Section 3 examines schoolwide responses to crisis, including general procedures and suggestions for staff meetings and longterm followup after a crisis. Effective crisis responses in situations that require limited school involvement are described in the fourth section. Cases include attempted suicide, suicidal risk, rape, homicide, and riots. The fifth section outlines procedures for CRT training and staff inservice. A sample structure for organizing community support services is presented. Sections 7 and 8 include staff training and family handouts, and the final section lists 67 references by topic. Various checklists and one figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.