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ERIC Number: ED440322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-29
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Implementing NOVA's Group Crisis Intervention Model in Multicultural School Settings.
Tramonte, Michael R.
With the increasing diversity of the United States population, there is a growing awareness of the need for culturally specific responses to help survivors of disasters and violence. When school psychologists are called upon to intervene, they need to be able to link survivors to support systems. In order to provide services to survivors of culturally diverse contexts, a crisis intervention model that takes into consideration culturally diverse backgrounds is needed. This paper describes a paradigm, the NOVA model of group crisis intervention, which has been successfully implemented by the National Association of School Psychologists National Emergency Assistance Team in alliance with the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA), and includes cultural considerations in its design. The paper outlines a workshop to help explain use of the NOVA design in a multicultural setting. The workshop objectives are: (1) to understand how culture impacts one's perspective of trauma and all of its related aspects; (2) to learn about the NOVA model and how it can be implemented successfully in a multicultural school setting; and (3) to reflect and become more cognizant of one's own individual, family, and cultural perspectives concerning human tragedies. (Contains 43 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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