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School Crisis Prevention and Intervention

ISBN-10: 0131721763
ISBN-13: 9780131721760
Edition: 2009
List price: $44.40
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Description: ""Preparation. Prevention. Intervention. "" What can you do to prepare for a potential crisis in your school? This daunting question is addressed in Mary Margaret Kerr's "School Crisis Prevention and Intervention," As a respondent to over 1,000  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

""Preparation. Prevention. Intervention. "" What can you do to prepare for a potential crisis in your school? This daunting question is addressed in Mary Margaret Kerr's "School Crisis Prevention and Intervention," As a respondent to over 1,000 school-related crises, Kerr provides a realistic and detailed guide to approaching school crises at all stages, from preparation and prevention to intervention and recovery. Following a four-phase conceptual framework, Kerr walks you through the planning and implementation of crisis prevention and response and provides you with the tools necessary to develop a crisis prevention and intervention toolkit specific to your school.

An Overview of Crisis Prevention and Intervention
A Model for School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Mitigation/Prevention
Crisis Preparation
Crisis Response
Recovery
Summary
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Crisis Planning
Case Study
The Goals of Crisis Planning
Developing Crisis Policies
Elements of a Comprehensive Crisis Plan
Policy and Procedures: An Illustration
Common Problems in Crisis Planning
Technology's Role in Crisis Planning
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Crisis Team Preparation
Case Study
Crisis Team Members
Crisis Leadership Team
Community Members of the Crisis or Public Safety Team
School Crisis Team Coordinator
Mental Health Specialist
Other School Employees
Initial Crisis Team Training
Orientation and Introductions
Initial Training
Contents of a Crisis Response "Go-Kit"
Drills
Initial Calls and Briefings
Refresher Training
Common Problems in Crisis Team Preparation
Evaluating the Response and Improving the Plan
Supporting a Crisis Team
Basic Supports
Rotations
Employee Assistance Services
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Crisis Communications
Case Study
The Goals of Crisis Communications
Preparing for Crisis Communications
Using Technology to Facilitate Initial Crisis Communications
Setting Up a Crisis Hotline
Communications During a Crisis
Callout Procedures for the Crisis Team and Agency Personnel
Informing School Personnel
Informing Students
Informing Parents
Holding a Parent Meeting
Rumor Control
Confidentiality Concerns
Working with Media Representatives
Understanding Media Goals, Limitations, and Deadlines
Creating and Maintaining the Message
Media Interviews
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Prevention, Mitigation, and Response for Accidents and Illnesses
Case Study
Introduction
Assessing School Health Conditions
Preventing Accidents on the Way to and from School
Preventing Accidents at School
Environmental Hazards
Respiratory Emergencies
Asthma
Food Allergies
Risky Behaviors
Suicidal Behavior
Age
Gender, Race, and Sexual Orientation
Method
Risk Factors and Precipitants Associated with Youth Suicide
Mental Illness
Depression
Anxiety Disorders
Drug or Alcohol Abuse
Family Mental Illness
Family Discord
Exposure to the Suicidality of Others
Behavioral Indicators
Crisis Intervention for a Medical Emergency
General Procedures
Special Circumstances
Continuing Exposure to a Disease, Bacteria, or Virus
Suicide Contagion
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Prevention, Mitigation, and Response for Violence
Case Study
Introduction
School Safety Assessment
Assessing Perceptions About School Safety
Reviewing Policies and Procedures
Assessing Physical Security
School Violence Prevention
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Prevention Through Security Measures and Interactions
Threat Assessment
School Climate and Staff Supervision
Bullying or Peer Harassment
Identifying Those at Risk for Involvement as Bullies or Victims
Individual Crisis Responses
Schoolwide Crisis Responses
Supporting Students After a Violent Incident
Crisis Responding After a Crime Has Been Committed
Safeguarding the School Community When the Threat Continues
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Prevention, Mitigation, and Response for Disasters
Case Study
Introduction
Preparation, Prevention, and Mitigation
Awareness and Assessment
Preparation Activities for Students
Disaster Response: How External Agencies Are Involved
Disaster Recovery: Acknowledgment, Expression, and Reengagement
Acknowledgment
Expression of Feelings
Reengagement with School
Typical Reactions to Disasters
Young Children's Reactions
Elementary School Children's Reactions
Adolescents' Reactions
Adult Reactions
Supporting Disaster Victims Through School-Based Counseling
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Recovery: Psychological Supports in a Crisis
Case Study
Introduction
Understanding the Traumatic Experience
Typical Indicators of Helplessness, Fear, and Horror
School-Based Supports for Students
Reassurance Provided by Teachers, Parents, and Paraprofessionals
Psychological First Aid Provided by Trained Responders
Group Interventions
Psychological Debriefing
Acute Stress Reaction Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic Grief
Supporting Students and Their Families
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Recovery: Postvention Following a Death
Case Study
Postvention Following Suicide: Preventing Contagion
An Overview of the Postvention Process
Verifying the Death
Contacting the Victim's Family
Safeguarding the Victim's Belongings
Following the Schedule of the Deceased
Group Interventions
One-Time Educational Support Group
Informal Student-Initiated Groups
Individual Screening
General Guidelines
Funeral Plans
Postvention in Other Schools
Communications
Suicide Contagion and the Media
Supporting the Postvention Team
Evaluation and Follow-Up
Memorials
Memorials Following a Suicide
Student-Initiated Memorials
Community Considerations
Yearbook Memorials
Graduation Activities After a Death
Anniversary Dates
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Recovery: Supporting School Crisis Responders
Case Study
Introduction
Risk Factors for Burnout
Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
Supporting Crisis Responders
The Paradoxical Rewards of Crisis Responding
Summary
Case Study Conclusion
Discussion and Application Ideas
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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