Here are hundreds of step-by-step guidelines, strategies, and working plans for helping students in grades K-12 overcome any kind of crisis or tragedy, including personal losses, tragic accidents, a terminally ill classmate, suicide, violence, and natural disasters. Plus, this complete and comprehensive resource includes reproducible activity sheets for counselors and teachers to use at different stages of a child's recovery -- activities that will help put children in touch with their feelings, identify problems, and easy their healing.
Part I: Planning for Crisis.
What Constitutes a Crisis?
Why the School Must Address a Crisis.
Establishing Your School Crisis Tem.
Establishing a System-Wide Crisis Team.
Assessing the Team's Preparedness.
Components of a Good Plan.
Part II: The Crisis Team in Motion.
Checking the Facts.
Adapting the Plan to Fit the Crisis.
Making the Announcement.
Staff Roles and Responsibilities During a Crisis.
The Memorial Service.
Addressing the Media.
The Aftermath of a Crisis.
Part III: Crisis Counseling.
Effects of Trauma on Children.
Age Level and Perceptions of Death.
Short-Term Reactions to Trauma.
Long-Term Effects of Crisis.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Preventing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Part IV: Activities for the Resolution of Trauma and Grief.
Individual or Group Activities.
Part V: Special Concerns for Specific Crises.
Factors that Increase the Likelihood of Trauma.
Preventing Violence in the School.
Coping with a Violent Crises.
Coping with a Natural Disaster.
When There Is a Dying Child in the Classroom.
Books for Students.
Charts and Boxes.