Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/Jh7h3Kb2Yy0NMAOD2
This two-day training is designed to create internal capacity for school buildings and districts to efficiently and effectively respond after a crisis has impacted their building. Tragic events within the school community, such as an unexpected death, or a catastrophic disaster, have significant potential to adversely impact academic achievement, and inflict pain, turmoil, confusion and heartache on both students and staff. Consequently, when such an event occurs, district personnel are typically called upon to help the impacted building(s) deal with the aftermath once students and staff return to school. Unfortunately, many schools have not formalized a well-articulated set of protocols and materials that can serve to immediately direct a proactive building response. With this recognition, the primary purpose of this course is to introduce a flexible proactive Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plan (TECIP) that can be readily implemented by school personnel following exposure, either directly or indirectly, to a traumatic event.
This two-day training introduces The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children’s “After the Crisis” management protocols that offer Building Crisis Response teams a proven structure to stabilize the aftermath situation, mobilize resources, accelerate normalization of routine, minimize the adverse impact on student achievement (by restoring adaptive functioning) and facilitate access to help for the most seriously impacted students and staff. The goal is to provide participants with a pro-active set of protocols and materials that can be readily implemented following exposure, either directly or indirectly, to a traumatic event, including the Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plan (TECIP), the Rapid Response Assessment Guide and Survivor Interview.
8:30 a.m.---3:30 p.m.
• District realities and crisis fundamentals
• Safe school versus crisis aftermath plans
• District crisis support versus building crisis response teams
• Basic needs of students and staff following a crisis
• After the crisis team deployment stages and steps
8:30 a.m.---3:30 p.m.
• Intervention safety net
• Crisis response team roles
• Rapid Response Assessment
• Group Intervention strategies
• Crisis response team self care
• Framework and materials for developing crisis response teams.
• District planning & consultation
National Trainer Information
Jennifer Haddow, MS.Ed., CTS
Jennifer Haddow has been a teacher and program facilitator throughout her career. She has trained various building staff on programs regarding ways to improve the overall school climate including the use of social skills in the curriculum, school-wide behavior plans and anti-bullying programs, As an educator, she works with emotionally and behaviorally challenged students. She is co-facilitator of South-Western City School District’s Flight Team (crisis response team). She is a guest presenter at OSU’s School of Education, discussing best practices. She received her BS in Education from Miami University and her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. She maintains specialized trauma and loss certification through TLC.
Michael R. Markowitz, MS.Ed., CTS
Michael R. Markowitz has been a school psychologist for 17 years. He, along with Dr. Glenn Carlton, developed the TECIP framework. He has been the coordinator of the South-Western City School District’s Flight Team since 2002. He received the School Psychologist “Best Practices” Award from School Psychologists of Central Ohio in 2005. He has his BA in psychology from OSU and his Masters in Education in School Psychology from Queens College. Mr. Markowitz is licensed through the Ohio Board of Education as a School Psychologist and maintains his specialized certification through TLC.
The trainers are co-founders of COPES Consulting LLC, based in Dublin, Ohio. Both have received special recognition as TLC’s “Trauma and Loss School Specialist of the Year.”
CONTACT A COPES CONSULTANT
Michael Markowitz & Jennifer Haddow can both be reached at: COPESConsulting@gmail.com
Greene County Trainers
Anya Senetra, MSW/LISW-S, Greene County ESC
Ernie Sheeler, LSW, Fairborn City Schools