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  1. 1. Large Scale Crisis Management <ul><li>Family / Community Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Large Scale NOVA Model </li></ul><ul><li>Large Scale Crisis Management Briefings (CMB) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Family / Community Meeting
  3. 3. Guidelines for a Family / Community Meeting <ul><li>Held on the evening of the first day </li></ul><ul><li>Impart information - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Information Packet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assist community members in processing their reactions to crisis </li></ul><ul><li>No media allowed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Parent / Family Information Packet <ul><li>Most Updated Crisis Fact Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant District Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Community Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Services the School will Provide </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Children’s Reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions for Helping Children </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who? <ul><li>Highest School Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Police Spokesperson </li></ul><ul><li>District Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Victim’s Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Security Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Media Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Red Cross Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Representative </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sample Agenda <ul><li>7:00-7:10 </li></ul><ul><li>Superintendent opens meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Coordinator makes sure media is not present. </li></ul><ul><li>Information Packet distributed. </li></ul><ul><li>7:10 - 7:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Sheriff reviews facts and answers questions </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>7:20-7:30 </li></ul><ul><li>District Attorney discusses litigation and answers questions. </li></ul><ul><li>7:30-7:40 </li></ul><ul><li>Victim’s Advocate provides community support options and answers questions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>7:40-7:50 </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Advocate updates victims’ status and answers questions (BEWARE OF HIPPA REGULATIONS). </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>7:50-8:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Counselor outlines plans for next few days, including status of school day, curriculum, funeral announcements, and debriefing procedures. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>8:00-8:15 </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling Liaison discus how parents can help children and themselves deal with crisis. What to expect, typical reactions, and stress management techniques. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>8:15-9:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Each speaker takes questions from the audience. End on a positive note, looking to the future. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>9:00 - 9:05 </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Coordinator closes the meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>9:05 </li></ul><ul><li>Media Liaison holds a press conference about the meeting as far away from the doors as possible to allow people to leave. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Large Group Processing
  14. 14. Large Group Intervention <ul><li>For use when group size is more than 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Break group into small, equal groups </li></ul><ul><li>5 processing questions asked in a timed fashion (60 to 90 seconds / person / question) </li></ul><ul><li>Each question shown on overhead projector </li></ul><ul><li>“Stop, please go to the next person in your group. Thank you.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Summarize the session at the end: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is only a starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite people to stay for additional small group processing </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Processing Questions <ul><li>1. Please introduce yourself to the group and tell where you were when you fist become aware of the tragedy and specifically what were your initial sensory perceptions? What did you see, hear, taste, touch, or smell? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What thoughts or reactions have you been having since the tragedy? </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>3. What is your biggest concern or worry about the immediate future? </li></ul><ul><li>4. What would help you feel safe right now? </li></ul><ul><li>5. What has helped you cope when you have had to deal with difficult things or losses in your life before? What can you do to help yourself cope now? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Crisis Management Briefing
  19. 20. Crisis Management Briefing (CMB) <ul><li>For Large Groups or Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Inform and Consult </li></ul><ul><li>Allow Psychological Decompression </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Stress Management </li></ul><ul><li>Four Phases </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Leave with Information and Resources </li></ul>
  20. 21. Four Phases of Crisis Management Briefing <ul><li>Phase 1 : Bring People Together Who Have Experienced a Common Crisis Event </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 : Explain the Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3 : Discuss Common Reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 4 : Address Personal Coping and Self-Care needs </li></ul>