Table of Contents
A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools: Fifth Edition

1. Introduction

2. The School Crisis Response Team

3. The Crisis Response Team in Action

4. Acute Traumatic Stress Management for Educators

Assess for Danger/Safety for Self and Others
Consider the Mechanism of Injury
Evaluate the Level of Responsiveness
Address Medical Needs
Observe and Identify
Connect with the Individual
Ground the Individual
Provide Support
Normalize the Response
Prepare for the Future

5. Age-Appropriate Reactions & Specific Intervention Strategies

6. Practical Information Concerning Grief Counseling

Helping Preschool and Elementary Children Cope with Loss
Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss
Phases of the Grieving Process
Assisting Students During Specific Grieving Situations

7. Managing "Everyday Crises" in the School Setting

I. Domestic Violence
II. The Suicidal Student
III. The Violent Student
IV. The Substance Abusing Student
V. The Pregnant Adolescent
VI. The Student Experiencing a Divorce
VII. Working with Student Survivors of Motor Vehicle Accidents

8. A Perspective on Preventing School Violence

9. Managing Disturbing Threats in Our Schools

Practical Suggestions for Responding to Bomb Threats
Practical Suggestions for Responding to Intimidating Graffiti
Practical Suggestions for Responding to Intruder Threats
Practical Suggestions for Responding to E-Mail Threats

10. A Theoretical Perspective on Preventing Disturbing Threats

11. Helping Ourselves in the Aftermath of a School-Based Crisis

12. Practical Documents

A. School Crisis Response: A Practical Checklist
B. Practical Suggestions for Assisting Children in the Aftermath of a Tragedy
C. Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response
D. Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response
E. Identifying Students "At-Risk" for Violent Behavior: A Checklist of "Early Warning Signs"
F. Preventing Violent Tragedies in Our Schools
G Sample Emergency Contact List (For Out-of-School Hours)
H. Sample Announcement to Students & Faculty
I. Sample Announcement to the Media
J. Sample Memorandum to the Faculty
K. Sample Letter to Parents
L. A Case Example (Fictitious)
M. Traumatic Stress: An Overview
N. An Overview of Project SAVE

Application & Examination for Board Certification in School Crisis Response
About the Academy
Membership Application
GUIDE Order Form

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