This book offers a unique collection of narrative case studies that capture the responses of mental health professionals to tragedies in schools and are designed to connect key concepts and skills with real life application. By citing evidence-based theories and interventions with vivid real world accounts, this volume aims to highlight the multi-phased, multi-disciplinary nature of school crisis response while emphasizing the need for effective coordination and collaboration. It provides a powerful professional development resource for school crisis teams, psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, resource officers, administrators and teachers, and training university students, who will face similar situations.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"A perfect blend of research, practical application, and personal insight; an important resource for all school mental health professionals."
Frank J. Zenere, EdS, chair, Crisis Management Program, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
"This book's firsthand accounts of how schools have responded to a variety of crisis situations make it a valuable crisis preparedness resource. Editors Roth and Fernandez are to be commended for assembling a well-respected group of school crisis response experts who, from their own crisis response experiences, provide guidance on empirically-informed school crisis response and intervention."
Stephen E. Brock, PhD, NCSP, LEP, professor and school psychology program coordinator, California State University, Sacramento
"In their introduction to Perspectives on School Crisis Response, the editors indicate that this `is a book of stories,' including stories of sorrow, hope, and people helping others. This compelling introduction encapsulates the book's essence. When reading each chapter, it is impossible not to experience a myriad of emotions. The authors do an excellent job at highlighting their experiences, while simultaneously providing the reader with concrete recommendations on how to respond to school crises."
Jacqueline A. Brown, PhD, NCSP, assistant professor of psychology, acting director, School Psychology Graduate Training Programs, The University of Montana
"Ben Fernandez and Jeffrey Roth deliver an invaluable resource and training tool for practitioners of school safety in Perspectives on School Crisis Response. Vivid real-world accounts of best practices and evidence-based theory from the field-and from multiple disciplines and perspectives-provide much needed context for an all-inclusive and comprehensive approach to school safety."
Michele Gay, MEd, executive director/co-founder, Safe and Sound Schools