Crisis and Emergency Response

Crises and emergencies may be natural disasters, students in a mental health crisis, or any other critical incident.  These events can lead to intense emotional responses from students and staff and impact their sense of well-being.

Job Corps centers are encouraged to prepare for crises before they happen. This webpage is designed to help centers prepare for a critical incident and respond to students’ physical and mental health needs should an incident occur.





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 Web Resources

This resource is designed to help schools better support students and families in the aftermath of violence and trauma. It provides strategies to assist schools with readiness, response, and recovery to help a school community support resilience in the event of a tragedy. It offers places to turn for more resources and discusses terminology and concepts related to suicide and grief. Finally, it highlights the importance of providing culturally responsive services, with examples of cultural considerations for schools to help Hispanic/Latino students struggling with grief and trauma.
Provides information about the effects of traumatic stress and the normal responses that may follow school shootings, natural disasters, etc.
Provides tips and strategies on how to get through a traumatic event/crisis.
Provides information about managing traumatic stress after disasters and other traumatic events.
This brochure is intended to help readers with taking their own road to resilience. The information within describes resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship. Much of the brochure focuses on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience.
Provides information and resources about the warning signs of youth violence.
Provides information about bioterrorism, chemical emergencies, radiation emergencies, mass casualties, natural disasters and severe weather, and other traumatic incidents.  Also provides general information about coping with a disaster or traumatic event; resources for helping children and teens; resources for responders, health professionals, and states and planners; and educational materials.
This Department of Homeland Security brochure provides information on shooter profile and what to do and expect during an active incident.
Provides information for citizens, first responders, businesses, and state and local governments about prevention, protection, preparedness, and response.
This Helpful Hints publication will discuss the use of PFA in schools, specifically, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “Listen, Protect, Connect—Model & Teach” (LPC) crisis response strategy. It will explore goals of the strategy, when and how PFA can be implemented by schools, when PFA should be implemented—including considerations to keep in mind when implementing—and the type of training school staff need to effectively use this strategy.
Provides virtual trainings, technical assistance, emergency management planning tools, and more.
Provides general information for families/individuals, businesses, practitioners, clinicians, responders, and federal, state and local planners about natural and man-made disasters, and traumatic events.
Provides an overview, news, and multimedia on disaster preparedness and recovery.
Provides checklists and materials, and community and state information on disaster preparedness.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support. The Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States.
Provides access to technical assistance specialists, database of State and Territory disaster behavioral health coordinators, and print and electronic materials.
Provides archived webinars for Building Awareness of Disaster Behavioral Health.
Helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event. Offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.


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