ISPA 29 th  International School Psychology Colloquium EUROPEAN COMMITTEE CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING Bernhard Meissner, ...
Agenda <ul><li>Overview of development of EuroCom and Crisis Management </li></ul><ul><li>Developments in different countr...
Importance of European Collaboration <ul><li>Europe is in the process of integration </li></ul><ul><li>The educational sys...
EuroCom <ul><li>2001 Dinan, 2002 Nyborg, 2004 Exeter </li></ul><ul><li>Attempts to to get European colleagues together to ...
1996 Eger, Keynote of Bernie Stein on Crisis Intervention 1999 Konstanz/Kreuzlingen, Foundation of the International Crisi...
<ul><li>Crisis management  </li></ul><ul><li>leads to prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes school development: </li><...
Development in Bavaria <ul><li>Crisis response and coping team after Erfurt </li></ul><ul><li>About 40 got basic training ...
NIP Crisis I ntervention   Network  of School Psychologist The  Netherlands Mrs.drs. Olanda Momcilovic
  2003-2007 <ul><li>September  2003 the first group – Trento </li></ul><ul><li>Back home:  - orientation </li></ul><ul><li...
Other activities <ul><li>“ Modest cases” </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures about the subject  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>unive...
Challenges <ul><li>How to define our role before starting support </li></ul><ul><li>How to cooperate with mental health or...
Plans for the future <ul><li>PR </li></ul><ul><li>Build a good network </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening our professionalism...
ISPA colloquium    TAMPERE   2007 <ul><li>Crisis management   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in French Catholic schools </li></ul><...
A national model   for  crisis  management <ul><li>*  built in collaboration with  </li></ul><ul><li>- French medical heal...
Training for French psychologists <ul><li>2000   :   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>initiation for all psychologists  (in  our asso...
Solidarity     at  regional level <ul><li>five  regional coordinators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To support colleagues,   by   ...
Solidarity    at national level <ul><li>one  national  coordinator  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To organise solidarity and assis...
Writing a book <ul><li>« Tragic situations  in schools ,  practice and intervention,   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A resource fo...
Writing booklets   <ul><li>Jointly with associations of   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Headteachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
Current projects <ul><li>training for each senior head teacher  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First time such project has been und...
conclusion <ul><li>Managing a crisis is difficult </li></ul><ul><li>But   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Valorises the image of...
Managing  crisis   a great    human and professional experience
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  1. 1. ISPA 29 th International School Psychology Colloquium EUROPEAN COMMITTEE CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING Bernhard Meissner, Bavaria, Germany Drs. Olanda Momcilovic, Holland Jean-Luc Pilet, France Helen Bakker, Initial liaison ISPA-NEPES
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Overview of development of EuroCom and Crisis Management </li></ul><ul><li>Developments in different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Plans/next steps for next courses </li></ul><ul><li>ISPA European Training Center </li></ul><ul><li>EuroCom Co-Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>ICRN: New chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with NEPES </li></ul>
  3. 3. Importance of European Collaboration <ul><li>Europe is in the process of integration </li></ul><ul><li>The educational system (ES) is vital for the views on the world of the next generation </li></ul><ul><li>School psychology has an important role to play in the ES </li></ul><ul><li>It is necessary to know what is going on in different countries: Affiliates know. </li></ul><ul><li>Those working in the domain should be involved. </li></ul>
  4. 4. EuroCom <ul><li>2001 Dinan, 2002 Nyborg, 2004 Exeter </li></ul><ul><li>Attempts to to get European colleagues together to more focussed topic failed </li></ul><ul><li>2005 Athens: Chair Bernhard Meissner </li></ul><ul><li>“ The present audience at the meeting approves of taking the topic of crisis intervention and prevention as means for developing further closer professional cooperation among European school psychologists.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1996 Eger, Keynote of Bernie Stein on Crisis Intervention 1999 Konstanz/Kreuzlingen, Foundation of the International Crisis Response Network (ICRN) in ISPA 2002 Bavarian School Psychologists trained NOVA Crisis Management by Bill Pfohl – used it in Erfurt 2003 – 05 COMENIUS trainings for European School Psychologists: Trento, Nyborg, Innsbruck, Frantiskovy Lazne, Athens 2006 Advanced Tr.: Long Beach, Ca., 2007 Tampere 166 trained Crisis Management Development
  6. 6. <ul><li>Crisis management </li></ul><ul><li>leads to prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes school development: </li></ul><ul><li>In crises students, teachers and schools need support </li></ul><ul><li>Public attention – recogniction of school psych work </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention is the conclusion after disasters </li></ul><ul><li>This topic could be the best means at the moment to promote cooperation among European school psychologists. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Development in Bavaria <ul><li>Crisis response and coping team after Erfurt </li></ul><ul><li>About 40 got basic training </li></ul><ul><li>Annual meetings of 2 days </li></ul><ul><li>Contract of MoE with school insurance </li></ul><ul><li>MoE wants to reduce central group rather than extend </li></ul>
  8. 8. NIP Crisis I ntervention Network of School Psychologist The Netherlands Mrs.drs. Olanda Momcilovic
  9. 9. 2003-2007 <ul><li>September 2003 the first group – Trento </li></ul><ul><li>Back home: - orientation </li></ul><ul><li>- 4 regional teams:23 members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- working as volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- interventions </li></ul><ul><li>- define own role </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other activities <ul><li>“ Modest cases” </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures about the subject </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>university students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>teachers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing articles for the papers </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews on radio and TV </li></ul><ul><li>National symposium </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka </li></ul>
  11. 11. Challenges <ul><li>How to define our role before starting support </li></ul><ul><li>How to cooperate with mental health organisations (often good organised, but more bureaucratic) </li></ul><ul><li>How to be immediately available in cases of crisis, as a volunteer </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plans for the future <ul><li>PR </li></ul><ul><li>Build a good network </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening our professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>More members </li></ul>
  13. 13. ISPA colloquium TAMPERE 2007 <ul><li>Crisis management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in French Catholic schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a collaboration project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>national coordinator for school psychologists, </li></ul><ul><li>Jean-Luc Pilet </li></ul><ul><li>A. N. P. E. C . </li></ul>
  14. 14. A national model for crisis management <ul><li>* built in collaboration with </li></ul><ul><li>- French medical health teams </li></ul><ul><li>- ISPA colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>* strengthened by training </li></ul><ul><li>with European school psychologists </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Training for French psychologists <ul><li>2000 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>initiation for all psychologists (in our association) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2002 to 2005 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>specific training for volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ISPA training (Nova model) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2007 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams of trained psychologists (40% of colleagues) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> at local level , in nearly every region , </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Solidarity at regional level <ul><li>five regional coordinators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To support colleagues, by phone , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To give advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To talk about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>follow-up to the intervention </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Solidarity at national level <ul><li>one national coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To organise solidarity and assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To prepare courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To form a special team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>if a serious crisis occurs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Writing a book <ul><li>« Tragic situations in schools , practice and intervention, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A resource for psychologists and headteachers» </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* In fact : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- a guide for best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an assessment of ‘lessons learned ‘ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* But also : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- a good debriefing for coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- an outcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of the international and European cooperation </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Writing booklets <ul><li>Jointly with associations of </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Headteachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>About best procedures : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>organising schools during a crisis </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Current projects <ul><li>training for each senior head teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First time such project has been undertaken </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional training planned </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting up of pluridisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>crisis management teams </li></ul><ul><li>including senior head teacher, psychologists, priests…. </li></ul>
  21. 21. conclusion <ul><li>Managing a crisis is difficult </li></ul><ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Valorises the image of psychologists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>can also bring psychologists </li></ul><ul><li>closer together : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- at local level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- at national level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- and also, at international level </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Managing crisis a great human and professional experience

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