Plus, this complete and comprehensive resource includes reproducible activity sheets for counselors and teachers to use at different stages of a child′s recovery activities that will help put children in touch with their feelings, identify problems, and easy their healing. Here is a small sample of what this Guide covers:
- Planning for Crisis: Section 1 explains why every school needs a crisis plan and shows you how to form and effective crisis team
- The Crisis Team in Motion: Section 2 gives you step–by–step guidelines for developing and administering a specific crisis plan to fit your school′s needs from setting up a student counseling program to dealing with the media and preparing memorial day services.
- Crisis Counseling: Section 3 provides in–depth information on the impact of crisis and death on faculty and students of all ages, including what you need to know about Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder and its prevention.
- Activities for the Resolution of Trauma and Grief: Section 4 provides a wide variety of individual and group activities for all age groups to help overcome different stages of traumatic reaction. Activates include Releasing Anger in Constructive Ways ... Helping Students Deal with Fear ... and Helping Students through Denial.
- Special Concerns for Specific Crises: The last section presents specific way of handling such crises as suicide, natural disaster, violence, and death, and includes steps for prevention of theses crises and ways of dealing with the associated trauma and grief.
What Constitutes a Crisis?
Why the School Must Address a Crisis.
Establishing Your School Crisis Tem.
Establishing a System–Wide Crisis Team.
Assessing the Team′s Preparedness.
Components of a Good Plan.
Part II: The Crisis Team in Motion.
Checking the Facts.
Adapting the Plan to Fit the Crisis.
Making the Announcement.
Staff Roles and Responsibilities During a Crisis.
The Memorial Service.
Addressing the Media.
The Aftermath of a Crisis.
Part III: Crisis Counseling.
Effects of Trauma on Children.
Age Level and Perceptions of Death.
Short–Term Reactions to Trauma.
Long–Term Effects of Crisis.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Preventing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Part IV: Activities for the Resolution of Trauma and Grief.
Individual or Group Activities.
Part V: Special Concerns for Specific Crises.
Factors that Increase the Likelihood of Trauma.
Preventing Violence in the School.
Coping with a Violent Crises.
Coping with a Natural Disaster.
When There Is a Dying Child in the Classroom.
Books for Students.
Charts and Boxes.
Ronald L. Straub, a counselor, has a Bachelor′s degree in Philosophy and a Master′s in Divinity. Mr. Straub has taught high school, provided support to dying hospital patients, and worked as an alcohol counselor.