• March 5th, 2016

Crisis Management Planning and Evaluation

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

You will evaluate the Virginia Department of Education: Model School Crisis Management Plan using the questions listed below. The synthesis and evaluation of the model crisis management plan will aid in your understanding of crisis management in schools and the role of the professional school counselor before, during, and after a crisis.

Your paper must be 4–5 pages; it must also be double-spaced and must use 12-point Times New Roman font. Your paper must be in current APA format.

You must organize your paper according to the following subheadings and specified content:
• What is a crisis?
o What is the definition of crisis?
o What are some of the various types of crises a student or school community might face?
• Crisis management plan
o What is the purpose and importance of a crisis management plan?
o What types of information are in a crisis management plan?
• Crisis management team
o What is a crisis management team?
o Which individuals typically comprise the crisis management team?
o Should the school counselor be a member of the team? Why or why not?
• Role of the professional school counselor
o What is the role of the professional school counselor in crisis management?
o What ethical standards and legal considerations must be applied when responding to a crisis?
o How does collaboration assist in crisis response and post-crisis response?
o How can school counselors collaborate before, during, and after a crisis?
• Crisis plan critique
o What are strengths and weaknesses that you perceive of the Commonwealth High School Crisis Management Plan? What are strengths and weaknesses that you perceive of the Jefferson County Public Schools Crisis Management Plan?
o Do you agree with all that was discussed?
o What thoughts or suggestions do you have for improving crisis response in these (or any) school systems?

If you incorporate citations, you must include a reference page in current APA format. If you use resources from Virginia Department of Education plan, do not copy and paste from them as if the words were yours. To avoid plagiarism, summarize the content using your own words and cite your sources and quotations according to current APA guidelines.

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