About This Chapter
Intervening and Responding to Crises at School - Chapter Summary
Crises at school or home can have adverse effects on students. This chapter outlines methods and techniques for supplying crisis intervention for these students and ways in which pre- and post-crisis counseling can be administered. This chapter will address the following topics to help you develop a deeper understanding of this topic:
- Crisis intervention strategies
- Specific indicators that might suggest an impending crisis
- Effective procedures schools should adhere to following a crisis
Short text lessons are easily accessible from any device and provide expert instruction to ensure that you fully grasp the concepts covered in this chapter. Take self-assessment quizzes to determine how much you have learned and gauge your readiness in implementing these strategies in your school setting. A final exam also helps you demonstrate your level of knowledge once you complete your review of the entire chapter.
How It Helps
- Provides a supportive environment for your students: Supports the development of your ability as a teacher to supply intervention methods that facilitate your students' recovery time after a crisis.
- Prevents crises: Helps to make you aware of what to look for in behavioral changes or increased disciplinary actions that could indicate a building crisis in one or more students.
- Creates an effective crisis response plan: Outlines ways in which you can ensure that students and your campus are safe should a crisis occur at your school.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Administer crisis counseling techniques
- Identify pre-crisis indicators
- Develop a list of responses to a crisis situation
1. Crisis Counseling & Intervention Strategies
This lesson will explore the important elements of crisis counseling. We will also discuss strategies for intervention. The lesson will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.
2. Identifying Pre-Crisis Indicators in Schools
In this lesson, we will identify several indicators of a crisis in order to predict and prevent potential problems. By anticipating a crisis before one occurs, teachers can help to eliminate or decrease the likelihood that something might occur in a school setting.
3. Post-Crisis Procedure for Schools
In this lesson, we will provide the US Department of Education's checklist of step-by-step procedures that should be used in schools when a crisis occurs. This lesson will elaborate on the DoE checklist with reasoning, explanations, or examples that should provide substance to the list.
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Other chapters within the School Violence Prevention course
- Social & Emotional Development During Childhood
- Behavioral & Mental Health in Childhood & Adolescence
- Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence
- Child & Teen Abuse
- Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect
- Violence in Homes, Schools & Society
- Teen Dating Violence
- Understanding & Managing Student Aggression
- Preventing Bullying in Schools
- School Violence Prevention Strategies