ERIC Number: ED512575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Enough Is Enough: A Student Affairs Perspective on Preparedness and Response to a Campus Shooting
Hemphill, Brian O., Ed.; LaBanc, Brandi Hephner, Ed.
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Recent campus crises have highlighted that campus administrators will be judged by three things: What the campus was doing before the crisis, its immediate response during the crisis, and the follow-up after the crisis. Born out of the call by Virginia Tech's Zenobia Hikes for urgent action to stem the tide of societal violence, and the NASPA "Enough is Enough" campaign (www.EnoughisEnoughcampaign.org) that she inspired, this book provides guidance on how to be proactive in preventing violence, and be prepared to provide a comprehensive response to a crisis. "Enough is Enough" presents first-hand accounts and experienced counsel from professionals who have lived through a violent incident, and continue to deal with its aftermath. They cover violence, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion in an integrated way, and offer a comprehensive plan to create a campus-wide system for collecting information about students at-risk for self-harm or violence toward others. The authors describe how to develop university-wide emergency plans, using the National Incident Management System template and involving a wide spectrum of campus services; how to create crisis response teams and victim liaison programs; offer recommendations about communication and the management of information; and address institutionally-appropriate and sensitive ways to achieve healing and recovery. The book is addressed to administrators, student affairs, services and mental health professionals, and counselors, on all the nation's campuses, elementary through post-secondary. Contents of this book include: (1) Violence In The Shadow Of The Ivory Tower: Murder At The University; (2) The Emotional Health And Violence Connection: Prevention, Intervention, and Resiliency; (3) Managing the Whirlwind: Planning For and Responding to a Campus in Crisis; (4) Counseling During a Campus-Wide Crisis; (5) Essential Student Affairs Services In A Campus Crisis; (6) Healing Your Community; (7) The Provost's Perspective: Campus-Wide Needs And Responses; (8) Too Close To Home: The Reality Of Campus Shootings; and (9) Incorporating Words Of Wisdom Into The Crisis Management Process. This book also contains: Enough is Enough; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Foreword; and The Authors.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Emergency Programs, Violence, Crisis Management, Prevention, Suicide, Mental Health, Health Promotion, Management Systems, Information Management, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology), Counseling, Administrators
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Texas; Virginia