Handbook of Crisis Counseling, Intervention, and Prevention in the Schools

By Jonathan Sandoval | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 2
Preparing for the
School Crisis Response
Stephen E. Brock
Lodi Unified School District, Lodi, CA

Despite the best of school crisis prevention efforts, it needs to be recognized that crisis events and their consequences cannot be completely avoided. For example, it is impossible to prevent natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. Also, whereas much can be done to pre vent school violence, it seems unlikely that we can protect our schools from all acts of random violence. Thus, it is critical for schools to be prepared to respond to crisis situations (Brock, Sandoval, & Lewis, 2001).

The importance of school crisis response preparedness cannot be understated. Although it is next to impossible to prepare for all contingencies, crisis response measures place schools in the best possible position to respond to traumatic circumstances. The need for this preparedness is reinforced by the fact that the school crisis response is multifaceted. As illustrated in Fig. 2.1, the crisis response may include a number of different activities. Response plans help to ensure that none of these activities are overlooked in the often chaotic times following a crisis. Crisis response plans also help to ensure that there is very little delay in the provision of crisis services. The need for an immediate response is especially important when it comes to the provision of crisis intervention (also known as psychological first aid). The effectiveness of these services has been suggested to increase directly as a function of the intervention's proximity in both time and place to the crisis (Slaikeu, 1990).

In the pages that follow, this chapter reviews activities that the author's experiences have found to be important to school crisis response pre

-25-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Handbook of Crisis Counseling, Intervention, and Prevention in the Schools
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 444

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.