ERIC Number: ED477212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Crisis Intervention Training and Support for School Staff of Junior High School Special Education Students with Emotional Disturbances.
Dawson, Carol A.
This paper reports activities and accomplishments of a practicum which implemented school-wide staff training in a systematic crisis intervention approach, Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), with junior high school students who have emotional disturbances. The 8-month implementation involved two inner-city, special education public school sites. At one school the entire staff was trained in the philosophy and strategies of LSCI with follow-up support. The other school served as a control. Results provided strong evidence for the effectiveness of LSCI in reducing crisis incidents. There was a main effect for group, i.e. students in the control group had more crises than the experimental group. There was also an interaction between the two variables of group and time. In the experimental group there was a greater decrease in suspensions, higher attendance, and a greater increase in students who were mainstreamed and transferred to less restrictive environments. Interviews with trained staff school revealed increased knowledge, skills, and confidence levels in crisis intervention. Individual sections of the report describe the problem, identify anticipated outcomes and evaluation instruments, explain the solution strategy,a nd report results. Appendices include the staff satisfaction survey, a parent consent form, and conflict resolution room logs. (Contains approximately 115 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: A Practicum II Report presented to the Ed.D. Program in Child and Youth Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University.