More often there are events occurring in society that leave children in a crisis state which affects them both emotionally and intellectually. School staff are prominent figures in the lives of children, and must be both prepared and knowledgeable in order to help during times of crisis. School Psychologists, in particular, are specifically trained in counseling and consultation necessary for effective crisis intervention. School Psychologists must be the leaders in creating and implementing crisis intervention plans in the schools. The following project contains a literature review of crisis intervention, and a detailed crisis intervention plan for a small, rural district in upstate New York.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
School crisis management; Crisis intervention (Mental health services); Mental health counseling
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Psychology (CLA)
Pratt, Jill Elizabeth, ""Be prepared." The Importance of crisis planning in the Schools." (1997). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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