Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Crises in Schools

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Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Crises in Schools


This series has concluded. Access the webinar recordings using the links below.


Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Crises in Schools is a webinar series geared toward education professionals, administrators, and stakeholders who are working together to create a school climate that aims to prevent crisis events. However, we know that not all crises can be prevented. How does your school respond to crisis events and encourage student and educator resilience?

Every Monday in June 2021, our trainers will delve into an area of crisis response, including creating comprehensive crisis plans, suicide prevention and intervention, and reintegration strategies. The first webinar in this series covers what a crisis event is, why it is important for educators to focus on crisis prevention, intervention, and response despite barriers, and how they can do so using the Five R’s for best practice.

School representatives who are interested in additional support in developing their crisis planning and response are encouraged to join our Learning Community for the 2021-2022 school year. Information regarding this opportunity is coming soon.



Series Archive


What Now? Supporting Students after a Mental Health Crisis 

12-1 p.m. Monday, June 28

Attendees will learn about best practices in reintegration, including supporting students transitioning from a mental health-related crisis back into the school setting. Attendees will gain knowledge on the role of educators in this transition, as well as strategies for implementing this in their school buildings.

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What Educators Need to Know: School-Based Suicide Prevention and Intervention 

12-1 p.m. Monday, June 21  

Attendees will learn best practices in school-based suicide prevention and intervention. Attendees will gain knowledge on conducting skillful assessment in their buildings, as well as consultation, communication, and safety planning for suicide intervention. 

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Developing Comprehensive and Living Crisis Plans

12-1 p.m. Monday, June 14

Attendees will learn how to assess their current crisis planning documents, identify areas for growth, and progress monitor changes made to readiness and response efforts throughout the school year.

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Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Crises in Schools

12-1 p.m. Monday, June 7

Attendees will learn the Five R’s for best practices in school crisis response: readiness, response, recovery, review/evaluate, and resources. Attendees will identify common barriers to implementation of best practices and ways they can incorporate these vital components into their school’s crisis planning.

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