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Crisis Management Toolkit - Crisis Management Team Resources

Crisis Management Team

The Crisis Management Team is a group of school staff trained in intervention and post-intervention procedures. Team members generally include the administrator, school psychologist, school counselor, school nurse, a classroom teacher, and other professional staff as needed. The role/responsibility of the Crisis Management Team is to assist in:

  • Developing a written crisis management plan to guide school staff in responding to a critical incident or crisis event.
  • Coping with a critical incident which could lead to a crisis event.
  • Responding to a crisis event.

Crisis Management Team Resources

Early Warning Timely Response:  A Guide to Safe Schools
Offers research-based practices designed to assist school communities identify warning signs early and develop prevention, intervention and crisis response plans.
Emergency Planning
Information from that can help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.
Safeguarding our Children: An Action Guide
Provides practical steps schools can take to design and implement school safety plans to reduce violence in our schools and help children get access to the services they need.
School Crisis Guide:  Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis
Knowing what to do can be the difference between stability and upheaval. This step-by-step resource created by educators for educators can make it easier for NEA leaders and school district administrators and principals to keep schools safe — so teachers can teach and children can learn.
School Safety and Crisis Resources
Materials from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with traumatic or unsettling events.
Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events
A Guide for Parents and Educators.  Children respond to trauma in many different ways.  Knowing the signs that are common at different ages can help parents and teachers recognize problems and respond appropriately.
Available Documents:
DoDEA Crisis Management Guide
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Crisis Management Guide is a resource designed to assist school administrators and other personnel in understanding effective crisis management procedures and the role of the crisis management team. A major focus of the guide is on Incident Response Planning.
Psychological First Aid for Schools
When bad things happen children and adolescents are the most vulnerable victims