ERIC Number: ED293222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Streamlined Seminar, v6 n3 Jan 1988
Many school systems have started to go beyond programs focused on suicide prevention or drug abuse to encompass all types of school crises. School districts and individual schools across tha nation are formulating crisis management plans and in some states they have become mandatory. Basic procedures drawn from plans adopted by schools include the following: (1) designate in advance the person and a substitute who will be in charge if a crisis occurs; (2) identify a potential crisis management team; (3) maintain a regularly updated record of persons and organizations that are to be contacted immediately; (4) designate a space that will become the crisis management team's headquarters; (5) at regular intervals review the overall plan; (6) arrange for staff inservice training; (7) assign a recordkeeper; and (8) designate a person to provide information to the media. Review the plan with the school staff and with parents, sharing with them the responsibility for developing the best possible strategies. As experience has painfully demonstrated, no school is immune to crisis and calamity. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Management, Day Care Centers, Depression (Psychology), Disadvantaged Youth, Drug Abuse, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Emergency Programs, Family Problems, Latchkey Children, One Parent Family, School Responsibility, Self Destructive Behavior, Sexual Abuse, Suicide
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.