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CRISIS ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION:
REDUCING BARRIERS TO LEARNING

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The Center's Training Tutorials are organized topically, with readings and related activities for "preheating," active learning, and follow-up. All readings and activity guides are available on the website of the national Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA.

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Overview Guide

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Initial Resources to "Preheat" Exploration of this Matter

The following materials provide a brief introduction and overview to the ideas covered by the tutorial:

In readying others for training in this matter, display the attached flyer and the above article on a training bulletin board and provide copies to interested staff.

 

Learning Sessions

Topic 1: Reducing the impact of crises through preparedness.

Reading: From: Responding to a Crisis at a School, "Some Key Considerations in Establishing a System for School-Based Crisis Response" (pp. 17-27 in original document)


Activity: Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.

  1. Outline What Has Been learned so Far (use the attached worksheet)

  2. Discussion Session Exploring What Has Been Outlined (see the attached guide sheet for ideas about forming an informal discussion and/or a formal study group)

  3. Outline Revision - (see the attached guide for suggestions about making ongoing revisions in the list)

  4. Review the self study survey entitled: Crisis Assistance and Prevention" (see attached Exhibit and worksheet)

 

 
Topic 2: Crisis Response and Prevention: Programs that Work

Reading: From: A Sampling of Outcome Findings from Interventions Relevant to Addressing Barriers to Learning, - pp. 1-20.


Activity: Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.

  1. Write and discuss: What does your school currently do to respond to and prevent crises? (use the attached worksheet as guide)

  2. What would you add? (see attached resource aids)

 

 
Topic 3: Effective Crisis Team Leadership to Prevent Crises and thus Reduce Disruptions to Learning

Reading: From: Responding to a Crisis at a School, Section IV "Organizing and Training a School-Based Crisis Team" - (pp. 45-51d in original document)


Activity: Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.

  1. School observation: Improving Crisis response and Prevention (use attached worksheet as a guide)

  2. Making the case for improving crisis response and prevention in order to enhance the environment for learning (use attached worksheet a as guide)

   

Follow-up for Ongoing Learning

As you decide to learn more about these matters, the following Center resources should be a helpful next step.

  1. The Quick Finds section of the Center website offers topic areas that are regularly updated with new reports, publications, internet sites, and centers specializing in the topic. Stakeholders can keep current on Creating an Enabling Component by visiting topic areas such as:

  2. Consider forming ongoing study groups

  3. Request ongoing inservice training and administrative support in developing these ideas

    This material provided by: UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools/Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
    (310) 825-3634/ Fax: (310) 206-8716/ Email: smhp@ucla.edu

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