ERIC Number: ED463502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Crisis Assistance & Prevention: Reducing Barriers to Learning. A Center Training Tutorial.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
Almost every school has had a major crisis; every school is likely to have one. Some students react with severe emotional responses--fear, grief, post traumatic stress syndrome. Moreover, such experiences and other events that threaten their sense of worth and well-being can produce the type of intense personal turmoil that leads students to think about hurting themselves or others. If no effort is made to intervene, emotional reactions may interfere with a student's school and home performance, can be imminently life threatening, or may be the start of long-term psychosocial problems. When a significant portion of the student body is affected, major facets of a school's functioning are likely to be jeopardized. This training tutorial is designed with self-directed opportunities for more in-depth learning about the specific topic of crisis assistance and prevention. It contains resources providing easy access to a wealth of organized content and tools that can be used as a self-tutorial or as a guide in training others. The tutorial is organized topically, with readings and related activities for preparation, active learning, and follow-up. (GCP)
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Response, Program Development, School Counseling, School Responsibility, School Role, Student Reaction, Training, Well Being
School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.