ERIC Number: ED431995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Crisis Prevention and Response: A Collection of NASP Resources.
Canter, Andrea S., Ed.; Carroll, Servio A., Ed.
This collection of resources is a response to the unprecedented crises for school children, staff, and communities in 1997-1998. It is based on and is an expansion of the November 1998 issue of "Communique," a book of handouts, and other National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) publications. This packet contains the applied knowledge needed by professionals to successfully protect and support children, families, and staff when tragedies or disasters occur. Section 1, "Violence: Issues and Prevention," includes 15 articles adapted from a variety of previously published sources. Topics covered are: bullying, school violence, guns, peacemaker programs, warning signs of student violence, topics for anti-violence seminars, strategies to reduce violence, and NASP resolutions. Section 2, "Crisis Response Strategies," covers issues of best practices, response plans, practical suggestions in dealing with death, various guidelines for educators and communities, checklists, and handouts. Section 3, "Suicide," contains five articles on recognizing ideation and behaviors, best practices in intervention, response programs, information for parents, and a handout. Section 4 "Lessons Learned," includes seven articles covering occurrences in Paducah, Jonesboro, Edinboro, Springfield, and Richmond. Section 5, "Symptoms, Reactions, and Protective Factors," includes six articles on grief, childhood traumas, caretaker reactions, stress information, and a list of questions to aid in estimating severity of reactions to death. Section 6, "Resources," contains additional information on safe schools, crisis resources on line, and five sample notification letters. (AVC)
Descriptors: Bullying, Children, Crisis Intervention, Death, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Grief, Mass Media Effects, Parent Participation, Prevention, Resilience (Personality), Resources, School Psychologists, Suicide, Violence, Weapons, Youth
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.