ERIC Number: EJ932598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
The Crisis Response to a School-Based Hostage Event: A Case Study
Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Summers, Laura L.
Journal of School Violence, v10 n3 p281-298 2011
During the past two decades there has been increased public, professional, and legislative interest in school crisis prevention and intervention. It is recommended that comprehensive crisis teams be established at the school, district, and community levels. A case study was conducted in which interviews were utilized to facilitate an increased understanding of the experiences of state crisis team members responding to a school-based crisis event and how crisis teams attempted a coordinated response. Data analysis revealed several themes related to the importance of knowing the school system, having prior crisis-related training, the need for role flexibility, expectations related to the response, personal impact of the response, and the need for self-care. School mental health professionals and crisis response teams can consider these themes and ways to address concerns related to these themes to improve crisis response efforts.
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Workers, Crisis Management, Data Analysis, Prevention, Violence, Case Studies, Interviews, Social Support Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado