What type of crisis counseling and intervention is provided after a crisis?
Based on the PREPaRE curriculm developed by the National Association of School Psychologists, teams of school mental health professionals are called upon to address critical incidents within our schools. This provides an organized, systematic approach to mental health response and recovery of students and staff. When a crisis occurs, teams will assess the impact or trauma potential of a crisis and then deliver appropriate interventions in response to the demonstrated needs of students and staff. The benefits of school crisis intervention include: assisting students and staff return to adaptive coping and problem solving; educating students, staff and parents about normal crisis reactions and when to seek help; and helping students to return to a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to learning.