The purpose of the DoDEA Crisis Management Toolkit is to help families, educators, and community members understand how schools will ensure that children and personnel are safe and secure in the event of a crisis. It provides information for families and educators about schools' crisis management policies and procedures, and makes available useful resources to help children and adults cope with the stress and anxiety associated with traumatic incidents.
What is Crisis Management?
Crisis management encompasses prevention of, and preparation for, a critical incident or crisis event. It is a time-limited, problem-focused intervention to identify, confront, and resolve a crisis event. Effective Crisis Management restores equilibrium, reduces emotional trauma, and supports appropriate adaptive responses from the affected community. Crisis management includes the planning components of Risk Reduction and Incident Response.
Planning and Preparedness Resources