School Crisis Response Team

  • Team Mission: The School Crisis Response Team consists of trained, experienced professionals who will provide support, guidance and resources to schools and their communities in Regions 6 and 8 in a crisis situation.
     
    Team Vision: The School Crisis Response Team will 
    • Provide immediate aid and long-term follow-up
    • Connect schools with resources
    • Provide a consistent response
     
    The SWWC School Crisis Response Team provides immediate assistance to local schools in times of crisis or traumatic events. The team works with crisis teams and the crisis plan already in place by school districts, but team members are specially trained by standards set by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) to respond to school crisis.
     
    How We Started: A two-day training was held in January of 2011 at SWWC in Marshall. A team of 34 people, representative of our 18 county region, was trained by Dr. Dan Casey on School Crisis Response. Additional trainings were held in the Fall of 2011 and the Spring of 2013. At this time, team members are primarily school psychologists, school social workers, and school counselors. The training covered effects of trauma on student learning, signs and symptoms of distress, interventions, developmental considerations, referral signs, debriefings, and team development.