The Aftermath Of A School Crisis


From the shooting at University of Alberta; to the horror of human remains sent to two Vancouver schools; or the UC Berkeley explosion; these are just the few recent examples of crises that schools have faced. Sadly traumatic events can happen at any elementary, high school, college or university, affecting the students, educators, administrators, and other staff. A traumatic effect can result in extreme feelings of fear that can overwhelm us. Responding to the aftermath of a school crisis, can be stressful and confusing. Being prepared with procedures and protocols can mean the difference between a school that is devastated with no guidance or one that works together to respond and recover.

Consider a shooting that occurs on school grounds leaving a few students injured. In response to this, how would does administration deal with the trauma? What message is given to the media? How would you handle the psychological needs of the students, parents, staff and the local community? How do you return to day-to-day operations after such an event? Often, the psychological trauma that dwells after the event is more difficult to deal with than a physical damage. There is no doubt of the importance of learning to respond to the aftermath of a school crisis.

Our School Crisis Response Certificate of Completion is available online in an on-demand format, so you can start anytime and anyplace. This skill foundation program is filled with practical tools and advice. Upon completion of this course, students can use the TITC-SCR designation (which stands for Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum, School Crisis Response).

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