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Preparing for Crises in the Schools: A Manual for Building School Crisis Response Teams

Preparing for Crises in the Schools: A Manual for Building School Crisis Response Teams
Author: Stephen E. Brock - Jonathan Sandoval - Sharon Lewi
ISBN 13: 9780471384236
ISBN 10: 471384232
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2001-01-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
List Price: $107.00

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.


Presents a step-by-step framework for proactive response to violence, natural disasters, and other school crises, for counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and administrators. Offers suggestions for ensuring student and staff safety, recommendations for assessing crisis response plan readiness, and guidelines for responding to the media. There is also material on early detection of potentially violent students. A blueprint for crisis response training includes a complete in-service workshop designed to facilitate crisis intervention skill development. Brock is a school psychologist with the Lodi Unified School District in Lodi, California. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)