ERIC Number: ED450486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-18
School Crisis Preparedness and Response.
Schonfeld, David J.; Newgass, Scott
Dealing with the impact of crisis on school children and staff is not the primary mission of schools. Therefore, many schools remain unprepared to respond to a crisis affecting students and staff. Too often they respond to each successive crisis in a reflexive manner with little preplanned coordination or structure. This workshop provides an overview of a program that began as a regional, collaborative effort to develop an organizational model for multidisciplinary, communitywide school-based crisis-intervention services for four school districts in the New Haven region. Goals of the workshop include developing and implementing an organizational model for school-crisis preparedness and response, establishing and coordinating training of school staff, and enhancing community resources to address emergent mental-health needs of children and adolescents in crisis settings. Vignettes are presented contrasting two schools' responses to a comparable crisis event. (Contains 29 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (New Orleans, LA, March 18, 2000).