by Melissa Allen Heath and Dawn Sheen
This essential resource helps practitioners prepare all school personnel to respond sensitively and effectively to children and adolescents in crisis.
When a student is in dire need of emotional support, caring adults in the school can make a difference. This essential resource helps practitioners prepare all school personnel to respond sensitively and effectively to children and adolescents in crisis. Packed with user-friendly features--including over 50 reproducible tools --the book provides crucial guidance for helping students cope with such stressful circumstances as bullying, abuse, parental divorce, chronic illness, depression, loss, and more. The emphasis is on giving teachers and staff basic crisis intervention skills: how to react, what to say, and what to do to create a safe and supportive environment. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume's utility is enhanced by many specific training ideas and activities.
"This book is a most welcome contribution to the school crisis response literature. Anyone who works in a school setting--and school-based mental health professionals in particular--will find this book invaluable. A powerful crisis-preparedness tool, it offers practical guidance and support for those charged with helping students cope with challenging realities in their lives."
-Stephen E. Brock, PhD, Department of Special
Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology, California State University, Sacramento
"This book demonstrates a comprehensive approach to educating all school personnel about how to deal with crisis situations. Using practical activities and lessons, it vividly illustrates how school counselors can help students and staff members cope with the aftermath of a crisis and the wide span of emotions that everyone feels."
-Kwok-Sze R. Wong, Executive Director, American School Counselor Association
"This book fills an important and unique niche in the crisis intervention field. Training all school personnel to help children cope with crisis is a unique focus. Broad-based interventions are essential for successful outcomes. The activities presented are highly engaging and will enable teachers and support staff to recognize and intervene with children in distress."
-Bill Pfohl, PsyD, Department of Psychology, Western Kentucky University
174 Pages Size: 8 1/2" x 11" paperback
1. Introduction to Crisis Intervention, Melissa Allen Heath, Dawn Sheen, Ellie L. Young, and Bart Lyman
2. Responding to a Crisis, Melissa Allen Heath, Dawn Sheen, Neil Annandale, and Bart Lyman
3. Communication: How to Listen, What to Say, and How to React, Melissa Allen Heath and Annette Jerome
4. Children's Literature: A Resource to Assist with Crisis Intervention, Dawn Sheen, Melissa Allen Heath, Nathan Jones, Emily Heaton, and April Gstettenbauer
5. Assisting Students with Specific Problems, Dawn Sheen, Melissa Allen Heath, Jolene Campbell, Chrisandra Melville, and Bart Lyman
6. Preparing Noninstructional Personnel and Bus Drivers to Assist with Crisis Prevention and Intervention, Melissa Allen Heath and Ellie L. Young
7. Avoiding Burnout: Taking Care of Yourself, Melissa Allen Heath and Bart Lyman
Appendix A: Free Crisis Intervention Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Appendix B: Additional Books for Bibliotherapy
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