Handbook of Crisis Counseling, intervention, and Prevention in the Schools

2nd Edition

Edited by Jonathan H. Sandoval

© 2002 – Routledge

456 pages

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

Featuring new chapters on bullying, sexual assault, natural disasters, eating disorders, and cultural considerations, the second edition of this highly popular Handbook provides a one-stop reference for mental health professionals who face a bewildering variety of school-based crises. Key features include a focus on both prevention and intervention and ongoing discussions of the research that underlies best practice.

Like the first edition, chapters follow a parallel structure that includes:

*the incidence, prevalence, and impact of the crisis;

*theories regarding precipitating factors;

*discussion of who is at risk for encountering the crisis;

*primary prevention activities;

*methods of working with high-risk clients;

*developmentally-appropriate methods and intervention activities for individuals; and

*developmentally-appropriate methods and activities for groups.

The result is an unusually coherent volume that is suitable for graduate work in school psychology, school counseling, school social work, and school nursing, or as a reference work for in-service practitioners.


"…provides guidance to mental health professionals on a variety of school-based crises. Key features of the book include a focus on both prevention and intervention and ongoing discussions of the research that underlies best practice."

Eric Clearinghouse

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface to the Second Edition. Part I: General Principles of Crisis Counseling and Prevention. J. Sandoval, Conceptualizations and General Principles of Crisis Counseling, Intervention, and Prevention. S.E. Brock, Preparing for the School Crisis Response. J. Sandoval, Culture, Diversity, and Crisis. Part II: Crisis Throughout Childhood and Adolescence but Particularly Common in the Elementary School. C.L. Ingraham, School and Learning: School Entry, School Failure, and the Discovery of Learning Disabilities. A.M. Lamden, M.J. King, R.K. Goldman, Divorce: Crisis Intervention and Prevention With Children of Divorce and Remarriage. D.M. Ross, Bullying. R. Germain, J. Sandoval, Child Maltreatment. P.G. Hawkins, Helping Children Cope With Death. M.S. Steward, Illness: A Crisis for Children. M.G. Irvin, Children of Parents With Disabilities. J. Sandoval, Moving. J. Sandoval, S.E. Brock, School Violence and Disasters. Part III: Adolescent Crises. J.M. Davis, S.E. Brock, Suicide. S.R. Thomas, T.G. Larrabee, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Questioning Youth. B.S. Hardy, Adolescent Parenthood: A Crisis for Males and Females. M.J. Fine, L.D. Robert, J. Sandoval, Parent-Adolescent Crises. V.L. Schiefelbein, Rape and Sexual Assault. S.R. Jimerson, R. Pavelski, M. Orliss, Helping Children With Eating Disorders: Quintessential Research on Etiology, Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment.

About the Series

Consultation and Intervention Series in School Psychology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Counseling / General