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Planning and Implementation Resources: Emergency Planning and Preparation

Crisis Prevention and Intervention


Planning and Implementation Resources: Emergency Planning and Preparation
America's PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness!
Emergency Readiness & Management — Developed by the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, this page provides resources for schools.
FEMA Training for Schools
Florida Division of Emergency Management: FloridaDisaster.org
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans includes:
Hurricane Information— This site from the Florida Division of Emergency Management discusses:
  • What are the hurricane hazards?
  • What should I Do When a Watch or Warning is Issued?
  • What Actions Should you Take to be Prepared?
Hurricane Resources and Outreach — Developed by the Student Support Services Project, this page includes many resources for student services professionals to help schools with coping with disaster, facts for families, and what community members, parents, and rescue workers can do.
Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Crisis Counseling Guide to Children and Families in Disasters (PDF Download) — Developed by a task force coordinated by the New York State Office of Mental Health, this guide provides helpful information for school officials, parents, guardians, and services providers.
Disaster Distress HelplineThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This webpage also provides links for specific disasters.
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Hurricane (PDF Download) — From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, this document provides suggestions to assist classroom personnel as they work with children, adolescents, and families after a hurricane.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): School Safety and Crisis

National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides tool kits for schools and educators on tips for responding to a school crisis and administering psychological first aid. The resource also provides additional resources on how to appropriately respond to trauma, bullying and other school safety related issues.