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When a Crisis Hits
Will Your School Be Ready?


August 1997 | 184 pages | Corwin

As a principal or safety officer, you need a plan for dealing with any possible school emergency, one that reduces everyone's trauma and emotional distress. Your plan must build a sense of community during a crisis and get everyone working together.

Decker gives you the specifics you need to make sure everyone knows just what to do in any emergency. You'll learn:

  • A 10-step approach to developing the crisis plan
  • Why you need a crisis team and how to put one together
  • The critical components to ensure the plan is implemented efficiently

The author includes surveys, checklists, and other assessment tools help you determine your school's preparedness for an emergency. You'll find over 30 examples of different types of plans that cover such occurrences as bomb threats, fires, floods, kidnappings, shooting, suicides, and tornadoes.

Be a proactive school leader—make sure your staff, your students, and your community are ready for the school disaster you hope never comes. This easy-to-follow guide will help you implement a safety and crisis management plan that works for your school.


 
PART ONE: 10-STEP APPROACH TO DEVELOPING A CRISIS PLAN
 
Should Your School Have a Crisis Plan?
 
Parts of the Planning Process
 
The Safety and Crisis Team
 
The Plan
 
PART TWO: CRITICAL COMPONENTS FOR DEALING WITH CRISES
 
Being Sensitive to Student and Staff Needs
 
Prevention Programs and Strategies
 
Involving Parents as Partners in Prevention
 
Bringing Conflict Management into the School
 
Being Proactive in Dealing with Gangs

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