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Title: Crisis Response Child Abuse Considerations March 19, 2013

Crisis ResponseChild Abuse
Considerations March 19, 2013
  • Kevin R. Gogin, MFT
  • School Health Programs

Crisis Response Training
  • Goals
  • Increase knowledge of Crisis Response
  • Increase understanding of SFUSD Crisis Response
  • Increase knowledge of available resources
  • Increase school site capacity to respond to a

School Crisis
  • A reaction to or perception of an event which
    causes psychological trauma to students and/or
    staff and requires immediate action because of
    disruption to the education process.

Crisis Response I
  • Intervention to restore a school and community
    to base line functioning and to help prevent or
    minimize damaging psychological results following
    a crisis situation.

Crisis Response II
  • Helping students and staff return to
  • previous emotional equilibrium.
  • If ignored, some emotional responses may
  • become internalized and exhibit themselves
  • in unusual behaviors.

School Crisis Response Team
  • Who is on the school team?
  • What are the possible CRT roles?
  • Team Leader
  • Media Contact Person
  • Debriefing Lead
  • Parents/Caregivers/Community Lead
  • Building/Grounds Lead

Crisis Response Manual (CRM)
  • Where is the school CRM?
  • Who is responsible for the CRM?
  • CRM Table of Contents
  • A. General Overview
  • B. Crisis Response Team
  • C. Death, Dying and Loss
  • D. Assault/Harassment
  • E. Suicide
  • F. Physical Disaster
  • G. Classroom or After-School Support Activities
  • H. School Site Professional Development
  • I. Resources

Crisis Response Checklist Some possible
responses to a crisis
  • Call Police 911.
  • Verify the facts regarding the crisis.
  • Notify appropriate Instructional Support and
    Operations Office.
  • Contact Office.
  • Contact Office of Public Engagement if necessary.
  • Convene School Site Crisis Response Team and
    review duties.
  • Prepare formal statement to inform faculty/staff.
  • Convene emergency Staff Meeting to inform
    faculty, counselors, building support staff.
    Review and distribute Debrief Exercise and
    Information Sheet to teachers.
  • Prepare formal statement for students (NEVER
    announce a crisis over the Intercom System or at
    a school assembly).
  • Distribute Community Resources Lists as needed.
  • Etc., Etc. Review checklist in manual.

What is the Process?
  • Work with administration to facilitate a smooth
    response to the crisis situation
  • Assist in developing the plan to inform the
    school community
  • Inform teachers and staff

Informing Students
  • Help construct the Classroom Crisis Response
  • Letter format, with discussion to follow in
    classroom settings. All classes implement the
    plan at the same time.

  • Assist with notifying parents/caregivers
  • This may entail a parent meeting
  • Always send a letter home as soon as possible

Informing the Community
  • Always inform as soon as possible Clarify need
    to know versus want to know information
  • Tell the truth
  • What to do when limits are placed on sharing

Accessing Outside Assistance
  • You are the expert in crisis response at your
  • There may be occasions when outside assistance is
  • Call 242-2615, ask for the NOD

Key Concepts in Crisis Response
  • Crisis Response is not psychotherapy
  • Crisis Response is a structured discussion of a
    traumatic event
  • Model Calm and Optimistic Behavior
  • Goals
  • Mitigate the impact
  • Assist to return to previous state of functioning
  • Provide comfort
  • Provide resources

Crisis Response Resources
  • Site Resources
  • Wellness Program
  • LSP
  • School Counselors
  • Community Based Organizations
  • School Nurse
  • Parent Liaison
  • Interns
  • For Technical Assistance
  • Crisis Response Manual
  • Nurse of the Day (School Health Programs
  • Child Crisis Services via nurse of the day or

Child Abuse Considerations
Child Abuse Reporting
  • Who Is A Mandated Reporter?
  • All SFUSD employees are mandated reporters of
    child abuse/neglect. Anyone who has reason to
    suspect child abuse or neglect is responsible
    for making a report to Childrens Emergency
    Services (CES), also known as Child Protective
    Services (CPS), as soon as possible. The duty of
    the mandated reporter is to report suspected
    child abuse, not to investigate.

Child Abuse Reporting
  • What is Child Abuse?
  • California Child Abuse Reporting Law (Penal Code
    11165 and 11166) states that when the victim is a
    person under the age of 18, the following types
    of abuse must be reported by all legally mandated

Child Abuse Reporting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Any act which results in a physical injury which
    is inflicted by other than accidental means
    (Penal Code, II 165.6). Willful cruelty,
    unjustified punishment, and discipline which is
    excessive or a result of uncontrolled anger are
    also reportable.

Child Abuse Reporting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • A sexual assault or sexual exploitation of a
    person under 18
  • Neglect
  • Consists of a parents or caretakers refusal or
    inability to provide food, shelter, clothing,
    adequate supervision, or medical careacts which
    harm or threaten to harm the childs health or
    welfare (Penal Code 11 165.2)

Child Abuse Reporting
  • How to report
  • Any employee who has reasonable suspicion that a
    child is being abused must call the CES/CPS
    reporting line.
  • A Verbal report should be made by calling
  • (415) 558-2650 or (800) 856-5553
  • A Written report, using Suspected Child Abuse
    Report form (SS8572-11166PC), must be submitted
    within 36 hours of the verbal report.

Child Abuse Reporting
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