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Crisis Management

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Crisis Management is a central component of comprehensive School Safety. The most important consideration in both Crisis Management and Safe Schools efforts is the health, safety, and welfare of the students and staff.

Wayne RESA is committed to supporting all constituent districts with the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive Safe Schools Plan emphasizing preventive strategies ranging from building design to discipline policies and programs which improve school climate.

The purpose of this site is to provide up-to-date resources for district superintendents, school administrators, teachers, and staff members to access when dealing with crises impacting the school community.

Key Terms

  • Crisis Management is that part of a school division’s approach to school safety which focuses more narrowly on a time-limited, problem-focused intervention to identify, confront and resolve the crisis, restore equilibrium, and support appropriate adaptive responses.
  • Crises shall include but not be limited to situations involving the death of a student, staff member, or a member of a student’s immediate family by suicide, substance abuse, illness, or accident.
  • Critical incidents shall include situations involving threats of harm to students, personnel, or facilities. Critical incidents include but are not limited to natural disasters, fire, use of weapons/explosives, and the taking of hostages. Such incidents require an interagency response involving law enforcement and/or emergency services agencies.

Crisis Management Resources

Systems-Level Prevention

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Michigan has many agency programs and contacts that can help your school build a school safety plan. Check out as you develop your plan.

Additional Resources

Video: Death and School Crisis from CHLA

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