Crisis prevention and intervention in the classroom: what teachers should know

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Rowman & Littlefield Education, Mar 30, 2006 - Business & Economics - 177 pages
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Schools are among the safest places in America, however, every year our school children are affected by stressful events. Whether there is war in another country or death in the schoolyard, these events can interfere with learning and may have long-term effects on children and communities. Crisis Prevention and Intervention in the Classroom will help teachers avoid, prepare for, and manage school crises. Because of their education, experience with children, and community awareness, teachers are in a special position to help children understand and learn effective ways to cope with trauma. With appropriate guidance, they can observe signs indicating a student's need for more intense intervention for suicide, aggression, or depression. This book: _ Outlines expected reactions to stress for children at different ages _ Suggests ways to help students who are victims of natural disasters, family crisis, or bullying _ Discusses the roles of various school and community professionals in addressing school crises _ Lists resources and websites that offer support services to teachers _ Provides tips to manage teacher stress when coping with school crisis events

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A Crisis Role for the Classroom Teacher
An Overview
Natural Disasters

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Victoria B. Damiani is a trainer of school psychologists at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include crisis intervention, families of exceptional children, and gifted education.