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ERIC Number: ED495989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-30
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Responding to Terrorism through the U. S. Department of Education's Lens
Tramonte, Michael Robert
Online Submission, Paper presented at the National School Psychologists' Convention (New York City, NY, Mar 30, 2007)
Since school psychologists enact an important role on a crisis team, they need to increase their awareness and knowledge of both terrorism and crisis management. This paper and accompanying workshop address three objectives: (1) School psychologists will increase their awareness and knowledge of the threat, nature, elements, types, targets, and effects of terrorism; (2) The clinicians will be able to explain the six goals of on-site mental health care: protect, direct, connect, detect, select, and validate; and (3) The practitioners will be able to describe the U.S. Department of Education's Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities. To prepare for this presentation, this certified school psychologist integrated journal and on-line research. The results of the review confirm the necessity of crisis management teams. The conclusion indicates that crisis preparation is crucial. The implications suggest that every school community needs to have a crisis management plan. The adages, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" and "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst" are practical guidelines to follow. Appended are: (1) Mitigation & Prevention Action Checklist; (2) Preparedness Action Checklist; (3) Response Action Checklist; (4) Recovery Action Checklist; and (5) A Sample School Advisory System.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A