SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING
Dr. John Dudley
This training is for new crisis teams and for school staff
and community members new to existing school crisis response
Some of the topics included in Level I training
- Organizing crisis teams
- Writing school crisis response plans
- Defining a school crisis
- Sudden death and suicide
- Lingering death
- Managing the media
- Organizing staff meetings during times of crisis
- Helping students, staff and parents
- Role(s) of administrator(s) during a school crisis
- Follow up
- Debriefing crisis response teams
Level I workshop participants will:
- Define the types of crises they should respond to in
- Organize a crisis team(s) to effectively respond to
crisis situations in their schools
- Develop effective plans for responding to any kind
of crisis in their schools
- Learn how to identify high risk students/staff in the
aftermath of a school crisis
- Learn how to do effective follow up with students and
- Be prepared to effectively respond to any crisis that
impacts their school
Former Level I workshop participants say they learned:
- "Steps for getting organized in a crisis…"
- "How to set up a plan…"
- "A lot! I knew nothing about crisis response teams…"
- "Techniques for establishing a crisis response
- "That each crisis is unique…"
- "…a need to be prepared - get a plan!"
Participants in John's crisis response team workshops
- "John is sensitive, intelligent and giving…"
- "One of the most effective workshops I've attended…"
- "A wonderful trainer…"
- "Talked with participants not at participants…"
- "I really felt his concern and care"
- "Well presented with humor to relieve stress…"
The book "When Grief
Visits School: Organizing a Successful Response"
by Dr. John Dudley is used as a guide for the Level I school
crisis response team training. Each workshop participant
should have a copy of the book, which may be purchased from
Educational Media Corporation, Box 21311, Minneapolis, Minnesota
55421 (1-800-966-3382). The purchase price of the book is
$14.95 plus shipping.
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