Responding to Crises on Campus: Management/Operations in Responding to the Psychosocial Needs of the School Community Are you wondering how to start developing a system for support students, families and faculty? Are you wondering if the policies for responding that your school has in place are comprehensive. This one to two day training looks at the needs of the school community through six stages from pre-crisis through to (re)discovery two years later. Each phase is reviewed in terms of the communities needs, what actions a school should be taking in support of its community, what preparation is needed to be ready. Materials for this training are set up as worksheets, checklists and self-assessments which can easily be turned into an action plan for writing or updating a response plan. Participants would include individuals who would serving in leadership capacities on the crisis management team.
Responding to Crises on Campus: Psychosocial Support What do you say to a person in crisis? How do you break bad news? What kind of support can be provided to individual and groups affected by a crisis in a school community. This one to two day training provides skill training in breaking bad news, providing crisis intervention/psychological first aid, and group crisis intervention based on an understanding of how trauma affects individuals, the tasks of grief and loss, an understanding of the developmental stages of children and challenges of working with culturally diverse communities. Participants include school counsellors, social workers, pastoral care staff, well-being staff, school psychologists and nurses. Schools are encouraged to include community mental health providers to ensure they have adequate resources should an event overwhelm the resources of the school.
Community Crisis Response Team Training - National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) The NOVA training is the number one model used for responding to school crisis internationally according to 277 school psychologists surveyed. (Rees & Seaton, 2011) It is the foundation upon which the National Association of School Psychologists developed their own approaches. This three day training provides theory, skills and practice in a comprehensive package equipping broader communities to be prepared to meet the emotional and psychological needs of the community. Participants would include anyone from the community responsible for coordinating, planning or providing direct services to affected communities. Training certificate of completion is provided from NOVA.
Public Trainings Restorative Community Concepts hosts trainings on an annual and bi-annual basis in Singapore. See the Training page for more information.
Private Trainings Restorative Community Concepts is available to provide training on-site at the school. Contact RCC here for more information.
Regional Trainings Restorative Community Concepts is seeking hosts who would like to bring any of these trainings to the larger community within a city or country. Contact RCC here for more information.