What Will We Do?
Preparing a School Community to Cope with Crises
The second edition of ""What Will We Do? Preparing A School Community to Cope With Crises"" is a guidebook for educators and parents who wish to understand the importance of both pre- and post-intervention programs in our schools to assist all parties in coping with crises that arise. The book examines the scope and effects (including the potential benefits and possible risks) of programs that target such issues as loss, illness, death, grief, war, and violence. It presents specific steps that can be taken to help prepare a school community to cope with possible future crises. Today's news has shown us with dramatic effect that a crisis can occur at any time, often without warning. Educators and parents must work together if they wish to help young people, and each other, when such a crisis occurs. What Will We Do? is a major step in that direction.
Table of Contents
Introduction Robert G. Stevenson
Schools and Crises Robert G. Stevenson
Preparing Schools for Crisis Management Margaret M. Metzgar
School Based Grief Crisis Management David K. Meagher
The Role of the School Nurse in Crises Eileen P. Stevenson
Religious Education as an Aid in Crises Intervention Rabbi Daniel A. Roberts
The Crisis of Youth Suicide Diane Ryerson and John Kalafat
HIV and AIDS: Today's Health Crises Patricia H. Zalaznik
Preparing the School Community to Cope with Violence William Lee, Jr.
Schools and Military Crises Linda Reed Maxwell
Support Groups in the Schools Sandra Elder
C.I.S.D. and Schools Rick Ritter
Helping Peers to Help Themselves: The Role of Peer Support in Times of Crisis Robert G. Stevenson
Questions and Answers
Special Crisis Section â€”Guidelines for Dealing with Crisis