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School-Based Crisis Intervention : Preparing All Personnel to Assist - Melissa Allen Heath

School-Based Crisis Intervention

Preparing All Personnel to Assist

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9781593851514
Number Of Pages: 174

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When a student is in dire need of emotional support, caring adults in the school can make a difference. This essential resource helps practitioners prepare all school personnel to respond sensitively and effectively to children and adolescents in crisis. Packed with user-friendly features--including over 50 reproducible tools--the book provides crucial guidance for helping students cope with such stressful circumstances as bullying, abuse, parental divorce, chronic illness, depression, loss, and more. The emphasis is on giving teachers and staff basic crisis intervention skills: how to react, what to say, and what to do to create a safe and supportive environment. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume's utility is enhanced by many specific training ideas and activities. 

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Industry Reviews

"This book is a most welcome contribution to the school crisis response literature. Anyone who works in a school setting--and school-based mental health professionals in particular--will find this book invaluable. A powerful crisis-preparedness tool, it offers practical guidance and support for those charged with helping students cope with challenging realities in their lives."--Stephen E. Brock, PhD, Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology, California State University, Sacramento

"This book demonstrates a comprehensive approach to educating all school personnel about how to deal with crisis situations. Using practical activities and lessons, it vividly illustrates how school counselors can help students and staff members cope with the aftermath of a crisis and the wide span of emotions that everyone feels."--Kwok-Sze R. Wong, Executive Director, American School Counselor Association

"This book fills an important and unique niche in the crisis intervention field. Training all school personnel to help children cope with crisis is a unique focus. Broad-based interventions are essential for successful outcomes. The activities presented are highly engaging and will enable teachers and support staff to recognize and intervene with children in distress."--Bill Pfohl, PsyD, Department of Psychology, Western Kentucky University

"This book presents essential information for school personnel in today's world. It offers excellent coverage of basic crisis intervention and support skills. School psychologists and counselors will want to share the information in this book with everyone from the principal to the bus driver. This is very valuable knowledge that everyone in education should have."--Scott Poland, EdD, Director of Psychological Services, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Texas

List of Worksheets, Handouts, Overheads, Tables, and Figurep. xv
Introduction to Crisis Interventionp. 1
Defining a Crisis and Levels of Interventionp. 2
Prevention: Fostering a Supportive, Inclusive, and Positive School Climatep. 4
Targeting Bullying and Harassmentp. 6
Suggested Learning Activities for Teacher and Staff Trainingp. 8
Student Response to Emotional Stress and Traumap. 10
Responding to a Crisisp. 23
What Is a School Crisis Plan?p. 24
Common Problems with Crisis Plansp. 25
What Is a Crisis Team?p. 26
Control and Organization during a School Crisisp. 27
Classroom Emergency Kitsp. 27
Roles and Responsibilities of Each Adultp. 28
A Crisis Plan in Actionp. 29
Effective Crisis Intervention for Students from Diverse Backgroundsp. 31
The Stockton Schoolyard Shootingsp. 32
Current School Demographicsp. 32
Ethnic Diversityp. 32
Linguistic Diversityp. 33
Matching Services to Multicultural Needsp. 33
Planning and Conducting a Multicultural Needs Assessmentp. 34
Communication: How to Listen, What to Say, and How to Reactp. 44
Referring to a Professionalp. 45
Strengthening Communication Skillsp. 45
Listening to Students in Crisis: Basic Listening Skillsp. 46
Positionp. 46
Body Languagep. 47
Speechp. 48
Action Planp. 48
Follow-Upp. 48
Teaching Listening Skillsp. 49
Video Clip: City Slickersp. 50
Video Clip: A Christmas Storyp. 51
Video Clip: As Good as It Getsp. 53
Summary of Good Listening Skillsp. 53
Communicating with Community Mental Health Professionalsp. 54
Reporting Suspected Abusep. 55
Communicating with Parentsp. 55
Communicating with the Mediap. 56
Children's Literature: A Resource to Assist with Crisis Interventionp. 64
What Is Bibliotherapy?p. 65
Stages of Bibliotherapyp. 66
Literature Selectionp. 66
Teaching Processp. 67
Signs of Distressp. 68
Summaryp. 69
Additional Materialsp. 69
Assisting Students with Specific Problemsp. 77
Depressionp. 78
Anxietyp. 79
Chronic Illnessp. 79
Difficulties Making and Keeping Friendsp. 80
Divorcep. 80
Problems at Homep. 81
Abusep. 81
Suicidep. 82
Death and Grievingp. 83
Staff Training Handoutsp. 84
Handout and Overhead Topicsp. 84
Bibliotherapy Activitiesp. 85
Suggested Booksp. 85
Classroom Activitiesp. 85
Activities for Mental Health Professionalsp. 89
Additional Activitiesp. 90
Activities Related to Feelingsp. 91
Getting to Know You Activitiesp. 97
Teamwork Activitiesp. 98
Communication Activitiesp. 99
Problem-Solving Activitiesp. 100
Self-Image Activityp. 101
Preparing Noninstructional Personnel and Bus Drivers to Assist with Crisis Prevention and Interventionp. 142
Preparing Bus Drivers to Assistp. 143
Preparing Custodial Staff and Cafeteria Workers to Assistp. 144
Conducting Staff Trainingp. 144
Crisis Intervention Topics for Noninstructional Staffp. 146
Inventory of Staff Skillsp. 147
Guidelines for Involving Staff in Crisis Interventionp. 147
Avoiding Burnout: Taking Care of Yourselfp. 150
What Is Burnout?p. 151
Factors That Increase Stressp. 152
Symptoms of Burnoutp. 153
Keeping Yourself Emotionally Healthyp. 153
Evaluate Your Strengths and Weaknessesp. 154
Share and Delegate Responsibilitiesp. 154
Maintain Appropriate Boundariesp. 155
Develop Support Networksp. 155
Stress-Reducing Activitiesp. 156
Staff and Teacher Training Activityp. 157
Conclusionp. 157
Free Crisis Intervention Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationp. 161
Additional Books for Bibliotherapyp. 164
Referencesp. 167
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9781593851514
ISBN-10: 1593851510
Series: Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.45