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Preparing for Crises in the Schools. A Manual for Building School Crisis Response Teams. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2214162
  • Book
  • January 2001
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A step–by–step guidebook for advance preparation and early response to school crises

This Second Edition of Preparing for Crises in the Schools arrives at a critical moment. With several recent dramatic examples of school violence and other tragedies afflicting communities nationwide, the need for school districts to take proactive measures rather than merely react to a crisis is critical.

This completely updated edition offers practical plans for laying the important groundwork to ensure that crisis response will be both immediate and thorough in the wake of tragedy. Authored by three school crisis response planning experts, it offers advice on early detection of trouble, developing plans and procedures to intervene with youths quickly and successfully, and conducting a school in–service workshop on crisis response planning and intervention.

Essential for counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and administrators alike, this book helps ensure that schools are not caught by surprise when a crisis occurs.

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Crisis Theory.

Getting Started.

Developing and Implementing a Crisis Response Policy.

Components of a Crisis Preparedness Plan.

Components of a Crisis Response.

Psychological Triage and Referral.

Crisis Intervention.

Media Relations.

Security and Safety Procedures.

Working with Potentially Violent Students.

Emergency Medical and Health Procedures.

Evaluating and Debriefing the Crisis Response.



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Stephen E. Brock
Jonathan Sandoval
Sharon Lewis
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