Emergency Management Resource Guide


  Emergency Management
    Universal Procedures
    After Action Review

  Emergency Response
Accidents at School
   ∙ AIDS/HIV Infections
   ∙ Aircraft Emergency
   ∙ Allergic Reaction
   ∙ Assault
   ∙ Bomb Threat
   ∙ Bomb Threat-School Report
   ∙ Bus Accident
   ∙ Chemical Hazardous Spill
   ∙ Death or Serious Illness
   ∙ Earthquake
   ∙ Fire
   ∙ Gas Leak
   ∙ Hostage Situation
   ∙ Kidnapping
   ∙ Poisoning
   ∙ Rape/Sexual Abuse
   ∙ Suicide
   ∙ Threat of Harm
   ∙ Trespasser/Intruder
   ∙ Weapons
   ∙ Weather Emergency

    ∙Emotional Recovery
 ∙Academic Recovery
 ∙Physical Recovery    
 ∙ Business Recovery
   ∙ Follow Up to Emergencies
Critical Incident Stress M   
   ∙ Teachers Helping Children   
   ∙ Info Sheet for Parents
   ∙ Disasters/Effects
   ∙ Age Approp CISM
   ∙ Talking Method
Drawing Method
   ∙ Stress Concerns
   ∙ Classmate Tragedy
   ∙ Caring for Caregiver
   ∙ Students Attending Funeral
   ∙ Memorials
   ∙ Suicide



Stress Management Concerns

If You Have Concerns

In both methods (Talking and Drawing), you might notice a child exhibiting more serious problems. If you have concerns, refer those children to your school counselor.

NOTE: One sign of successful defusing of your students is that they feel better. Another sign of success might be that the defusing process surfaced other problems that will come to your attention. These problems might take on a variety of forms.

Symptoms might be the same as those for anxiety or depression
          (physical symptoms, persistent avoidance of being alone, unrealistic
           worries about harm)

Child is not able to "let go" of a memory

The degree of emotionality and the degree of silence are both clues
          (be sure to talk with the child and simply ask them quietly, confidentiality,
          how they are feeling and coping)

Make note of other physical manifestations of stress (as a result of the impact
          of the event)

Be aware of different forms of adjustment in each child

The teacher is not meant to be in the role of "diagnostician"; refer those
          children you are concerned about to a school counselor, social worker
          or school psychologist

Some children may be predisposed to adverse reactions following a
          critical incident (generally, these are children who have experienced
          other loss, relocation, death, abuse, crime, etc.)

An anniversary date of a disaster or death is a predictable time when
          memories and associated problems may resurface

Refer the student if you are unsure:

Alert parent/guardians of your concerns

Contact your school counselor/social worker/school psychologist

Refer the student to the Student Assistance Team (if applicable)

Consider a referral to mental health professionals in the community

Through using the methods and techniques in this guide and adding your own unique perspective, expertise and energy, you will help children and perhaps, yourself recover from a traumatic experience.


Emergency Management Resource Guide
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