ERIC Number: ED264446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Crisis Intervention Handbook: Guidelines for the School Psychologist.
This handbook explores the dynamics of crisis and the alternatives available to school psychologists in working with students, teachers, and parents. The materials contained in this manual are designed to help direct the school psychologist to other support services in the school and community. The role of the school psychologist in confronting crises is explained, problems facing children and adolescents are examined, and suggestions for interventions by psychologists are given. Assessment issues in crisis interventions are discussed and physical, emotional, and behavioral signs of crisis are listed. Physical and behavioral indicators of various types of child abuse and neglect are also listed. Several structured assessment interview formats that may be useful in assessing a child in a crisis situation are explained and instruments developed to assess family stress are discussed. School psychological services to children in crisis are reviewed with discussions centering on instances in which children were referred to psychologists for immediate action. Crisis situations are described in the areas of sexual abuse, suicide and suicide threats, psychosomatic complaints, and family problems. The technique of life space interviewing is described and steps in the interviewing process are given. Crisis management in rural areas is considered. The handbook concludes with an annotated list of additional resources for the school psychologist, an extensive reference list, and appendices which contain information on incest, sexual abuse, and the life space interview. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.