ERIC Number: ED410710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Crisis Debriefing Teams' Manager's Handbook.
McDowell, Everett E.
This guide for crisis debriefing teams (CDTs) in the Aurora public schools (APS) in Colorado is intended to provide immediate guidelines for schools to access trained support to deal with crises (such as serious injury or death) that can affect school communities. It is intended for use by counselors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and community liaison workers trained to provide support to individual school building crisis teams. Individual sections of the guide provide the following: a summary of APS crisis debriefing team procedures, a procedural flowchart, a CDT manager's checklist, a list of teams, a crisis intake form, and guidelines for debriefing. Attached handouts provide information on: critical incident stress reactions, children's response to trauma, coping with children's reactions to trauma, myths and facts about suicide, "do's and don'ts" related to suicidal threats, responding to a student's death, ways parents can help, family grief, and helping children in the home. Also attached are a sample statement for initial announcement of a crisis event, a list of community resources, a form for recording students receiving counseling support, and a sample debriefing summary sheet. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Aurora Public Schools, CO.