Team Mission: The School Crisis Response Team consists of trained, experienced professionals who will provide support, guidance and resources to schools and their communities in Regions 6 and 8 in a crisis situation.
Team Vision: The School Crisis Response Team will
- Provide immediate aid and long-term follow-up
- Connect schools with resources
- Provide a consistent response
The SWWC School Crisis Response Team provides immediate assistance to local schools in times of traumatic events. The team works with crisis teams and the crisis plan already in place by school districts, but team members are specially trained by standards set by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) to respond to school tragedies. Team members are primarily school psychologists, school social workers and school counselors. 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.