Many books describe the “how to” of school crisis response. Few describe the thoughts and emotions – the “heart” of response that guides the application of skills learned. School Crisis Response: Reflections of a Team Leader includes compelling case studies that illustrate lessons learned and best practices from real crises. These narratives are interspersed with evidence-based reflection topics for training and discussion. For university students, experienced practitioners, and teams, the book bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and real crises .
Case studies are powerful vehicles for professional development because they vividly describe not only the facts of a response, but also the feelings, insights, difficult decisions and challenges of being there. They encourage reflection and help strengthen both new and experienced responders.
School Crisis Response: Reflections of a Team Leader is a unique educational resource for preparing, training, and developing crisis responders and teams. It celebrates the work of school psychologists, counselors, teachers, administrators, social workers and nurses who provide extraordinary service when school communities face traumatic events.