When emergencies or crisis situations strike, we naturally want to protect our children. Events such as stormy weather, minor health emergencies or sudden disruptions to a child’s normal routine are relatively easy to explain and overcome as long as parents can be a comforting presence and assure children that these situations are only temporary.
However, helping children cope with such emergencies as natural disasters, shootings in schools, deaths on the athletic field, a school fire, threats of terrorism or other crises beyond our control can be much harder. To the right are several links to Web sites or articles that may be helpful to parents as they try to support their children during crisis situations.
The district also has a Crisis Response Team made up of school counselors, building administrators, teachers, local ministers and professional counselors ready to step into situations where students may need immediate assistance dealing with a crisis situation.