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Navigating the Unexpected

A School Leader’s Guide for Trauma-Response Teams

By: Geri Parscale, Darcy Kraus

Foreword by: Heather Friziellie

Educators are accustomed to designing road maps that amplify confidence, structure, and ultimately successful outcomes for students and staff in known conditions. But what is the plan when the known becomes unknown? Navigating the Unexpected empowers school leadership to create and utilize trauma-response teams.

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Format: Paperback

Manage, maintain, and motivate through crises or traumatic situations

Nearly two-thirds of students show symptoms of traumatic stress. It’s imperative that every school is equipped to take a proactive approach and thoughtfully respond to trauma and high-stress events and situations such as chronic illness, physical assault, neglect, unexpected family crises, and other adverse childhood experiences. This book serves as a quick-reference guide for school and district leaders in designing their own Dynamic Problem-Solving Team (DPST).Throughout the book, readers will find identified systems that allow the DPST to navigate traumatic situations with structured flexibility.

This book will help principals, teacher leaders, and district administrators:

  • Assess the efficacy of current systems and protocols in response to a traumatic or unexpected event
  • Develop a Dynamic Problem-Solving Team (DPST) equipped to navigate traumatic situations with structured flexibility
  • Establish a system of communication to inform and empower students, staff, and the community at large
  • Design goals, action items, and monitoring protocols to meet students’ physical, academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs
  • Provide templates, assessments, and other tools that will support a planned, systematic, and fully customizable response

Related Topics

Family & CommunityLeadershipViolence & Crisis Prevention

Additional Information

Product Code: BKG150

ISBN: 9781958590713

Published By: Solution Tree