School Mental Health Crisis Leadership Lessons: Voices of Experience from Leaders in the Pacific Southwest Region
Source: Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Crisis Response System, Schools, School-based Services, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention, Trauma-informed
To help schools navigate our current crises and prepare for future crises, the Pacific Southwest MHTTC asked educators and school mental health leaders in Region 9 to share their experiences in leading school systems, communities, and sites through crisis. These leaders shared: what did they wish they knew at the time of crisis? What have they learned? What did they take with them?
“School Mental Health Crisis Leadership Lessons: Voices of Experience from Leaders in the Pacific Southwest Region” highlights how school mental health leaders can – and do – work with and through crises.
The “School Mental Health Crisis Leadership Lessons” guide provides an overview of the crisis continuum; explores the intersection between school crises and school mental health leadership; and examines each component of the school crisis continuum (readiness, response, recovery and renewal) by learning from voices of experience from the field. A complementary Reflection Worksheet is designed to help readers work through the guide.