This Is Not a Fire Drill Crisis Intervention and Prevention on College Campuses

ISBN-10: 0470458046
ISBN-13: 9780470458044
Edition: 2010
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Description: Recent tragedies on college and university campuses have highlighted the need for more comprehensive crisis management in higher education. Written by seasoned crisis intervention/prevention specialists, This is NOT a Firedrill is a practical guide  More...

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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Recent tragedies on college and university campuses have highlighted the need for more comprehensive crisis management in higher education. Written by seasoned crisis intervention/prevention specialists, This is NOT a Firedrill is a practical guide to creating an effective college campus crisis management program. From weapons on campus to hurricanes, the authors address various crises and provide helpful resources to ensure leaders can take appropriate action to protect students, the college, and the environment. University administrators, faculty, and staff are provided with thought-provoking case examples and activities for reflection and practice.

Richard "Dick" James is a Crader Professor of Counseling at the University of Memphis. He is a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He also is a Nationally Certified School Counselor. He is currently coordinator of psychological assessment at the University of Memphis Center for Rehabilitation and teaches graduate classes in crisis intervention, theories of counseling, and school counseling at the University of Memphis. He trains police officers for crisis intervention with the mentally ill and consults on crisis intervention planning and techniques with schools, agencies, and businesses.

Acknowledgments
�Or a Tornado or Earthquake Drill
A Brief History of Crisis Intervention
History of Crisis on College Campuses
The Contemporary College Scene
Summary
References
Boilerplate: The Basics of Crisis Intervention
Transcrisis States
Universality and Idiosyncrasy
Theories of Crisis and Crisis Intervention
Applied Crisis Domains
Crisis Intervention Models
Universal Versus a Focused View of Diversity/Multiculturalism
Culturally Biased Assumptions
The Environment's Impact on Cultural Development
Culturally Effective Helping
Summary
References
Herding Cats: Organizing a Crisis Response
Crisis Planning Primer: Common Terms
Current State of Crisis Management Planning in Higher Education
Building Blocks for Crisis Management Plans
Three Cs of Crisis Management Planning
Summary
References
Duller Than Dirt�More Valuable Than Gold: Policies and Procedures
Policy Development
Drafting Policy
Review of Policy Drafts
Basic Risk Management Recommendations
Summary
References
Appendix: Sample Threats Policy
The Best of Times and the Worst of Times: The Tale of Two Laws
Tarasoff and Its Impact on Policy
Virginia Tech Inspector General Report: Going Beyond Tarasoff
Virginia Tech Counseling Center Actions Taken
Virginia Tech Follow-Up System
Summary
References
Reality Check: Entry into the System
Consulting
Practice
Case Study: Central University
Summary
References
Appendix: Case Study: Crisis at Central University
What You See Is What You Get�or Maybe Not: Assessment of the System
Chronosystem System
Organizational Factors Affected by a Crisis
Timeline for Assessment
Assessment Procedures
Methods for Assessment
Summary
References
No Rest for the Weary: System Recovery After a Crisis
Eight-Step Model for Organizations
Using the Eight-Step Model
Nine Intervention Strategies
Summary
References
Not Buying a Pig in a Poke
Understanding Threats
Triage Assessment Scale for Students in Learning Environments (TASSLE)
Threat Assessment Teams
Summary
References
Basic Training
The Eight-Step Model of Crisis Intervention in College Environments (Individuals)
Moving on the Directive, Collaborative, Nondirective Continuum
Tools of the Trade
Don'ts
Basic Strategies of Crisis Intervention
Listening and Responding in Crisis Intervention
Facilitative Listening in Crisis Intervention
Acting in Crisis Intervention: Staying Safe
Stages of Intervention
Rules of the Road
Summary
References
One Day at a Time: Survivorship in the Aftermath
Survivorship
Remembrance Services
Memorials
Survivor Recovery
Summary
References
Leadership Checklist: Preparing Your Campus for Crisis
Make Crisis Planning a Leadership Imperative
Ensure Understanding of FERPA, HIPAA, and OSHA
Develop a Crisis Management Plan
Make the Budget Available
Insist on Multiple Copies of Disaster Plans and Infrastructure Drawings
Ensure Comprehensive Assessment of Each Critical Incident
Ensure Proper Communication and Dissemination of Information
Ensure the Accuracy of Your Student Contact Information
Communicate and Partner with Outside Agencies
Require Regular Crisis Training and Situational Exercises
Be Prepared to Take the Lead and Use Different Methods
Seek Counsel on Risk-Management Recommendations
Develop a Comprehensive Recovery Plan
Be Prepared to Utilize Recovery to Achieve Long-Term Goals
Determine Alternatives to Minimize Enrollment Loss
Identify Resources on Your Campus
Remember: People First!
Author Index
Subject Index

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