A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools: Fifth Edition



School crisis response can no longer be delegated solely to members of a School Crisis Response Team. Today, crisis management is the responsibility of all educators. This dramatically expanded publication provides a structure and process for effectively managing the wide spectrum of school-based crises. It is an invaluable resource in preparation for, and during, actual crisis situations and continues to serve as a meaningful standard for our nation's schools.

A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools conveys critical information to assist schools in responding effectively to “everyday crises” as well as school-based disasters. It is an invaluable resource for administrators, support personnel and faculty.

By reaching our school families early with a comprehensive Crisis Response Plan, we can potentially prevent the acute difficulties of today from becoming the chronic problems of tomorrow.

A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools is published by The National Center for Crisis Management, a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. The Center aims to identify expertise among professionals, across disciplines, and to provide meaningful standards for those who regularly work with survivors. Today, the Center’s international membership includes individuals from over 200 professions in the health-related fields, emergency services, criminal justice, forensics, law, business and education. With members in every state of the United States and over 58 foreign countries, the Center is now the largest organization of its kind in the world. Additional information about the Center can be obtained at http://www.nc-cm.org.

New York State United Teachers stated that: "NYSUT would like to see the type of training on school violence and trauma prevention offered at Connetquot available throughout the state."

Kids in Crisis: Identifying and Responding to Troubled Students

From professional development workshops to Superintendent's Conference days, these on-site dynamic presentations and workships will empower all members of the school family with practical knowledge and skills to identify and address the immediate needs of troubled students. Dr. Mark Lerner, author of A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools (www.SchoolCrisisResponse.com), will discuss the impact of traumatic events on individuals and the school community. He will:
  • offer strategies to potentially prevent violent school-based tragedies
  • help educators to identify students who may be at greatest risk and know when to refer to support staff
  • review protocol for managing crisis situations, and finally
  • discuss practical strategies for addressing the emergent needs of students during times of crisis.
Being proactive, we can address the needs of vulnerable students early on, keep people functioning, mitigate ongoing emotional suffering and maintain the educational process. All attendees will receive a copy of A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools. With over 150 thousand copies in print, this guide is the most widely utilized school crisis response plan in the world. Attendees at the workshop training programs are additionally provided with the opportunity to complete an examination for Board Certification in School Crisis Response.

About the Presenter

Dr. Mark Lerner (www.CrisisDoctors.com) is the former Chairman of the National Center for Crisis Management. The United Nations has appointed him as an Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.

The National Center for Crisis Management offers workshops, presentations and seminars by professionals, across disciplines, who aim to assist others before, during and in the aftermath of a crisis. NCCM's primary mission is to enable all caregivers to look beyond physical and safety needs, and to also address the emotional needs of people during times of crisis.