What is a school “Crisis Intervention Team”?

What is a school ‘crisis intervention team’?

A school crisis intervention team is a team made up of school mental health, law enforcement, school administrators, teachers as well as parents and students sometimes. It’s a team that, after a crisis is assembled, and accounts for the emotional safety of children, students and staff. What they do is go out and they provide crisis intervention, crisis debriefing; they provide services that really aid the emotional support of students.

This video clip is part of the series “Mental Health During A School Crisis“.

Michael Dorn and Sonayia Shepherd (School Safety Analysts) gives expert video advice on: What is a school “crisis intervention team”?;  What steps should a school take to minimize trauma in a crisis?;  What some common responses after a school crisis? and more…

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