Trauma in Schools and Communities: Recovery Lessons from Survivors and Responders

Trauma in Schools and Communities: Recovery Lessons from Survivors and Responders

by William Steele

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Trauma in Schools and Communities uses the power of first-hand, autobiographical narratives to illustrate the advantages and pitfalls of specific interventions implemented in the wake of tragedies. This book addresses short- and long-term impacts of traumatic events and the challenges both survivors and responders face, using case studies from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; the Gulf War; the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; student suicides; the killing of a teacher; and the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, Virginia Tech, and Chardon, Ohio, among others. Each story features reactions and lessons that are unique and support specific, multidisciplinary, structured interventions that should be a part of every crisis team’s protocol and every community’s recovery effort. An appendix features a summary of the lessons learned, a "what if?" scenario, time-specific trauma recovery interventions, a fan-out meeting agenda, a traumatic event crisis intervention plan, and answers to questions commonly asked by students about suicide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317505846
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

William Steele, PsyD, MSW, is the founder of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), established in 1990 and a program of the Starr Global Learning Network since 2009. He trained the 6,000 TLC-certified trauma specialists now practicing TLC’s interventions in fifty-five countries and developed, authored, field-tested, and researched trauma-specific, evidence-based school and agency intervention programs for children, adolescents, and adults.

Table of Contents

Foreword Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner  Introduction  1. Past Tragedies: Viable Lessons for Today's Survivors and Responders  2. Survivors and Responders of September 11, 2001: What You Did Not Read About  3. Newton, Connecticut: Dr. Anthony Salvatore--Assistant Principle  4. Newton, Connecticut: Susan Connelly--School Counselor  5. Chardon, Ohio--February 27, 2012  6. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) April 16, 2007  7. What if....?  Appendix  References  Index

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