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  • As an administrator, what are the five most important things to be sure will happen?
  • What all needs to be on the checklist for the day?
  • What resources do I have beyond the checklist?
  • What is more important than the “what to do?”
  • Beyond “FSOP” (flying by the seat of our pants!) what are the STEPS I should take?
  • What kind of support do teachers need?
  • What are the critical elements in a student announcement?
  • What should we do with the empty desk?
  • What is the function of the Safe Room?
  • How do we keep behaviors in line in the Safe Room?
  • Who should be allowed to go to the Safe Room?
  • We’re having a parent meeting and don’t know what we should have as an agenda or who should lead it?
  • We need guidelines because a coach was just arrested for sexual interactions with several students.
  • What do we need to do to keep the school from being sued for shooting deaths in the building?
  • How do we calm the staff and then students in the aftermath of a car wreck in the parking lot?
  • How is responding to a suicide different than responding to a car wreck?
  • How do we help kids with their guilt when a friend dies by suicide?
  • How do we keep a copy-cat suicide from happening?
  • What are the steps kids need to go through in order to grieve?
  • Who returns the deceased student’s belongings, and why does it matter how it is done?
  • How do we help the school return to normalcy as quickly as possible?
  • When do we need a team of people and when do we handle the crisis “in house?”
  • What is the difference in debriefing a school crisis response team and fire fighters?
  • What is the difference in debriefing the school staff and the school crisis response team?
  • What are five things you can say/do to manage student hysteria?
  • What happens when we don’t meet student’s needs?
  • What are the parent needs following crises?
  • What kinds of crises call for a parent gathering at the school?
  • What if the crisis is bigger than what our whole team can really manage?
  • We have a student returning from hospitalization after a suicide attempt.
    • What do we tell the kids?
    • How do we integrate that student back in to the school?

 

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