SOCW 6336


Required Readings

James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 13, “Crisis in Schools” (pp. 429-480)
Chapter 14, “Violent Behavior in Institutions” (pp. 481-517)    

Document: Kaltura Personal Capture – QuickStart Guide (PDF)


Assignment: Crisis Response Plan

One of the functions that practitioners may employ in responding to crises in the community is to develop and implement a crisis response plan. Crisis response plans include who will be involved in the response, what their roles will be, how efforts will be coordinated among helpers, ensuring that proper training and orientation are administered, and preparing psychologically for crisis response, including understanding the effects of secondary trauma and the importance of self-care.

For this Assignment, identify a current event related to a crisis that occurred in a school or workplace/institutional setting. Develop a crisis response plan for the crisis you selected. Be very specific and include all necessary components for an effective response. This plan should be appropriate to the specific setting and crisis you have described. Then create a 5-7 minute PowerPoint presentation in which you present the crisis plan. Record your presentation using the Personal Space function of Kaltura.

The Assignment (5-7 minute PPT presentation):

  • Briefly describe the crisis you selected.
  • Explain how the institution can prepare for the potential crisis.
  • Explain how the institution will respond during the crisis.
  • Explain postvention strategies to respond to the traumatic event after it has occurred.

Explain any cultural, ethical, and/or legal issues related to the crisis response plan. Consider each stage of the plan: preparation, implementation, follow-up.     

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are required to provide a reference list and to appropriately cite, in APA style, all references used within your Assignment.

Include a transcript and/or edit closed captioning on your video to ensure your presentation is accessible to differing abilities.

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