NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED495630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-8
Pages: 136
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4887-6
Toward Successful School Crisis Intervention: 9 Key Issues
Jaksec, Charles M., III
Corwin Press
Despite their best and frequently heroic efforts, school crisis intervention teams often find themselves unprepared for the many types of tragedies they face. This timely text prompts crisis intervention team members to reevaluate their beliefs and practices and consider a new approach to dealing with school crises. The author, a longtime school social worker and crisis intervention team member, draws upon his extensive experience in discussing nine critical issues. Rather than serving as a step-by-step plan for responding to a crisis, these nine topics encourage readers to examine their approach to crises before they happen. An ideal book study for those involved in crisis prevention and intervention, this concise guide demonstrates how to meet the needs of all school member--students, educators, and noninstructional staff--and offers: (1) Illustrative vignettes with every chapter; (2) Helpful tips for team members; and (3) Discussion questions to guide reflection and action. Arm your team with the knowledge it needs to proactively and effectively prepare for a school crisis. following an introduction, this book presents nine chapters: (1) The Responsibility of School Crisis Intervention: Whose Job Is This Anyway?; (2) Necessary Attributes and Abilities for Team Members: What Does It Take?; (3) Training of School Crisis Intervention Team Members: Going to War Without a Weapon?; (4) Logistical School Crisis Response: The Overlooked Intervention; (5) Determining the Impact of a Crisis: How Big Will the Bang Be?; (6) Non-School-Based Crisis Intervention Teams: Districts and Schools Working Together; (7) Teachers: The Overlooked Interventionists; (8) Did We Forget Anyone? Addressing the Needs of Every Staff Member; and (9) Primary Prevention: Preparing for Crises before They Happen. A conclusion; resources; common questions and helpful answers about group counseling sessions; and a list of references are also included.
Corwin Press, A SAGE Publications Company. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A