Contact the School Crisis Response Team

  • Contact us when your school experiences a student or staff death due to accident, illness, suicide or other tragic event. We can provide support and assistance to help restore the emotional well-being of your school.
    Team Coordinator, Brian Skogen
    Cell: 507-828-7955; Email:
    If unable to reach Brian, contact Amber Bruns:
    Cell: 605-376-8806; Office: 507-337-2946; Email:

Who Are We?

  • Our mission is to provide support, guidance and resources to schools during and after a serious loss. 

    The SWWC School Crisis Response Team was formed in 2011 and provides immediate assistance to local schools in times of traumatic events. The team works with crisis teams and crisis plans already in place at school districts, but team members are specially trained in school crisis response through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). 

    Team members work as school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, teachers, school nurses, and other related positions in school districts throughout the 18 counties of southwest and west central Minnesota. All have been trained on the effects of trauma on student learning, signs and symptoms of distress, interventions, developmental considerations, referral signs, debriefings and team development. 

Crisis Resource Numbers

    • Crisis Text Line: Text – MN to 741741 for free 24/7 assistance for mental health crisis
    • Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Stomp Out Suicide: 651-777-5222
    • McLeod County Mental Health Crisis Response: 320-864-2713 or 952-442-7601
    • Woodland Centers Crisis: 320-231-9158 or 1-800-432-8781
    • Mobile Crisis for Western Mental Health Center 1-800-658-2429

More Information