Managing School Crisis: From Theory to Application

Category: Social/Emotional Supports (Regional Training)
Posted on 12/01/2020

This course is a two-day training designed to prepare school administrators, school psychologists, mental health clinicians, and all educators for the inevitable crises that occur within schools and/or that affect those in schools. This training reflects the three most common phases of a crisis: pre-crisis planning, acute crisis response, and post-crisis activities. Special attention is given to the most common pitfalls (those that pose the most threat to school personnel from a liability standpoint) associated with crisis response activities.

Participants of this course are introduced to the Critical Incident Skills Management (CISM) framework and specific intervention techniques that can easily be applied within the school setting for the emotional support of students, families, and school staff. These intervention techniques are research-informed and widely recognized for their effectiveness. Participants will be given opportunities to explore the elements of effective crisis management through multiple group activities. This is not a disaster preparedness course. This course is for emotional first aid/crisis intervention support.

CE Credits: Desert/Mountain Children’s Center, provider # 131660 is board recognized as an approved continuing education provider (CEPA) for Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Educational Psychologist the by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. This course meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing professional development credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. Participants must attend entire 8 hours of training (must sign in at the beginning and end of the training day) to receive continuing education credit. (7 hours of CEU’s is for direct instruction time, does not include meals and other break times). Desert/Mountain Children’s Center maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

There is a 25$ fee for CE Credit.

Intended Audience

Special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, site administrators, school psychologists, counselors, clinicians


7:00 Hours

LCAP Priorities

  • School Climate
  • Pupil Engagement
  • Other Pupil Outcomes

Multi-tiered system of support Tiers 1 through 3