This set includes one 37-minute video program, an 86-page facilitator's guide, and a 44-page implementation plan all on one DVD.
Youth Crises: An Introduction
Presents three key components of a complete crisis-preparedness plan: prevention, intervention, and education. Encourages attendees to consider whether their schools have taken measures to address these components.
Hostage Crisis: The Police Response
Shows a possible hostage situation demonstrating appropriate intervention and communications priorities. This dramatization stimulates discussion about the details of a complete plan.
Surviving and Healing
Conveys key points, including the need to keep calm, why you should not try to disarm or negotiate with the hostage taker, and the necessity of trusting hostage negotiators. Further demonstrates the responsibilities of school officials in speaking to media and families.
A Student Suicide
Sketches the announcement of a student suicide and provides subsequent support to those affected. Provides guidance for identifying those at risk from the announcement and for presenting continuing information, support, and counseling.
Shooting in the School
Reviews such immediate and long-term actions as cooperation with law enforcement authorities, dealing with consequences similar to those of a student suicide, and delivering carefully planned communications to the community and media.
Responding to the Media
Prepares teachers and administrators for the arrival of media covering the crisis. Details how to present information in a timely and accurate manner and shows how appropriate communications can help contain the crisis.
Reviews the essentials of creating a complete and collaborative plan that can be revised regularly. This final segment offers suggestions for communicating and distributing the plan, with procedures and guidelines targeted to specific groups—teachers, office workers, bus drivers, counselors, and others.
Youth Crises was produced by the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, the Indiana State Police, the Marion County Sheriff's Department, the Indianapolis Police Department, Indianapolis Public Schools, the Marion County School Violence Prevention Consortium, and AIT ©1997.