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.

The Guide offers:

  • strategies to potentially prevent violent school-based tragedies
  • help to educators to identify students who may be at greatest risk and know when to refer to support staff
  • a protocol for managing crisis situations, and finall
  • discussion of 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.

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. Please visit the International Speakers and Trainers Bureau of the National Center for Crisis Management by clicking here or call Annmarie Arleo, Director of Operations, at 800-810-7550 for more information about training.

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 100 professions in the health-related fields, emergency services, criminal justice, forensics, law, business and education. Since its inception there have been members in every state of the United States and over 25 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.