Crisis Counseling Resources for School Administrators, School Social Workers and Other School-Based Mental Heath Professionals
The following information (previously password-protected) is now provided unrestricted as a gesture of good will to assist school administrators, school social workers, and other school-based mental health professionals in the aftermath of school shooting, student suicide or other sudden student death. Permission is granted by Jerry Ciffone to download and print these documents for the temporary and internal use only within the school system where the tragic event has occurred. These documents are copyrighted and may not be incorporated within existing written policies or protocols, nor distributed at a later time outside the school system where used unless permission has been obtained from Jerry Ciffone.
Information for school administrators:
School-wide intervention options,
a checklist of responsibilities for members of the crisis team,
suggested agenda items for a faculty meeting,
a memo to ancillary staff that provides suggestions on how to be helpful during a crisis event,
a classroom discussion guide for teachers,
and suggested protocols for commemorative activities.
Information for school social workers and other school-based mental health professionals:
Crisis bereavement group intervention guidelines,
a facilitator outline to take into a group counseling session,
a number of discussion materials that can be used to assist group leaders,
suggested follow up intervention practices with individuals and groups.
Written materials are also available for parents
including guidelines for counselors wanting to offer a parent support group.
Information for school-based mental health professionals in a post-secondary educational setting:
Jerry has conducted a modification of this protocol numerous times in the wake of death events at two universities. A modified version of the intervention guidelines and facilitator outline are available upon request from Jerry at no cost.