ERIC Number: ED407615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Grief Counseling in the School: Help for Psychologists and Teachers. A Model of a Crisis Intervention Plan Developed for Livingston Parish Schools.
Errington, Crystal S.; Prestridge, Cicily C.
In times of crisis, students, teachers, and other staff members can be deeply affected. Since a crisis can occur at any time, having an effective crisis intervention plan for school personnel in place is important. Immediate intervention following an emergency may help students deal with the immediate after effects of a death or loss and may alleviate or lessen long-term effects. Each school should have a designated crisis team and a team leader, the school counselor assigned to the school. The roles of all the crisis team members are explored. Details on alerting the crisis team are provided and some of the questions likely to arise in a faculty meeting following a crisis are examined. Ways to break the news to students and other initial steps are also provided. Tips are offered on recognizing those who should talk to a crisis team member (those closely affected by the current crisis or those that may not appear to be coping well); and just how long the crisis team should be available is also considered. Following the crisis, evaluation and modification of the plan should take place. Examples of the crisis intervention tracking form and a list of resources are provided. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana School Psychology Association (Lafayette, LA 1995).