ERIC Number: ED389088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
How To Prepare for and Respond to a Crisis.
Lichtenstein, Robert; And Others
This booklet presents information on school-crisis management, based on the work of a New Haven, Connecticut, regional crisis team that was initially created to address the mental-health needs of school children during the Persian Gulf War. The goals of the regional crisis committee were to develop a school-crisis intervention model, train school-district personnel, and promote and coordinate emergency mental-health services and resources. The book presents assumptions and logic necessary for dealing with a crisis; a general model and practical guidelines to prepare schools for crisis situations; and information on implementing a crisis plan in the face of an actual crisis. Suggestions for providing clinical support for students and developing an integrated mental-health delivery system are also offered. Five figures are included. Appendices contain a list of committee members; guidelines for developing a school-crisis plan; and sample plans, forms, checklists, and resources for use in crisis training, preparation, and response, including vignettes for crisis-team planning. (Contains 23 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Counseling Services, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Services, Mass Media Use, Prevention, Program Implementation, Student Needs, Suicide, Team Training, Teamwork
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 195236: $6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.