If anything can throw you a curve, crisis can! That’s why we’ve got several options for helping you set up crisis response teams: our Basic Training, Advanced Training, Facilitator Training and Catastrophic Events Training.

On-Site Training

CMI provides on-site training for teams. Flexibility allows for these teams to be district-wide, county-wide or of other configurations including agencies. Team trainings are three to five days in length.

Who Should Attend

Districts are encouraged to include administrators, counselors, school psychologists, nurses, social workers, teachers, clerical staff, transportation, safety officers, and other key people. Some will attend specific portions of the training while others will attend the training in its entirety. Content covered includes Administrative and Organizational Issues, Grief, Suicide Intervention and Prevention, Trauma, Stabilizing the Environment, SafeRooms, the checklist of things to do, flyers, templates for letters and guidelines for teachers, counselors and others, and much, much more. Although some staff people attend different segments, the team that responds to the students’ needs in grief attend all sessions. This is a comprehensive, broad training that includes conceptual aspects, problem-solving, planning, skill-building and pragmatic steps to take.

Comprehensive Basic Training for School-Based Crisis Response and/or for Teams Includes:

  • Organizational options, integrating what you already have in place (1/2 day)
  • Grief, loss and bereavement in youth (1/2 day)
  • Suicide and its impact on the school setting and recovery issues (1 day)
  • Trauma in the individual (1/2 day)
  • School recovery issues following traumatic events (1/2 day)
  • Safe Rooms (3/4 day)
  • Life Tributes (1/4 day)
  • Nuts and bolts of putting it all together (1/2 day)
  • Next steps – closure (1/2 day)
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