A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response

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A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response provides a structure and process for effectively managing the wide spectrum of university-based crises - from the seemingly mundane to the most severe. It is an invaluable resource in preparation for, and during, actual crisis situations and serves as a meaningful standard for our nationís colleges and universities. This guide recognizes that crisis response cannot be delegated solely to administrators and members of the Crisis Response Team. Effective crisis management is the responsibility of all university personnel.

This publication introduces and incorporates a practical and effective strategy for addressing the emotional needs of people during traumatic events, Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM). ATSM does not require caregivers to be mental health practitioners. Rather, ATSM can empower all university personnel by providing a "road map" to keep people functioning and mitigate long-term emotional suffering.


A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response is published by the National Center for Crisis Management, a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. The Center aims to identify expertise among professionals, across disciplines, and to provide meaningful standards for those who regularly work with survivors. Today, the Centerís international membership includes individuals from over 200 professions in the health-related fields, emergency services, criminal justice, forensics, law, business and education. With members in every state of the United States and over 55 foreign countries, the Center is now the largest organization of its kind in the world. Additional information about the Center can be obtained at www.nc-cm.org.

To learn about on-site training programs, workshops and presentations, based on this publication, please visit our association president and author at www.DrMarkLerner.com






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