CRISIS SUPPORT PROGRAM
What Is A Crisis & Its Outcomes
At WCFS we define a crisis as an uncertain and transitional moment in individuals' life due to internal and external factors. If these factors and transitional moments are not identified the individual will experience physical and/or emotional harm.
Crisis Support Program
The WCFS Crisis Support Program is a system that is designed to support the efficient operation of a Multi-disciplinary team which is responsible for caring for vulnerable and marginalized young people in need of specialized services. This support program has been developed as a result of years of practical experience within the Children & Youth Services Sector. The WCFS Crisis Support Program is available for educational milieus.
How Does Your Team Benefit?
It is evident that when teachers are working with a student in need who experiences a state of crisis, they are also at risk of experiencing the same if they are not formally trained to manage it. The results of the teachers going into a state of crisis may be extremely tragic. A crisis may displace a teacher from an existing classroom when the students need them the most. This situation occurs when sufficient support systems are not in place and teachers/educational assistants need to move to a location or setting which requires their support. At WCFS we considered this dilemma and others like it when we developed the Crisis Support Program. This program along with other external factors provides a healthy and intact environment for your boards’ faculty to meet the students’ academic needs.
How Does It Work?
Through obtaining The WCFS Crisis Support Program your staff team will have access to support in working through various crises with the students they provide services for. The WCFS Crisis Support Program is implemented by professionals who are formally trained in preventing and intervening during, prior and after a crisis. The professionals are responsible for
Consulting and collaborating resources with the existing team of professionals
Identifying crisis signs
Counselling through Pre-Crisis, Crisis, and Post-Crisis Stages
Utilizing various Crisis Intervention methods based on the needs of the student in need of service, and your establishment mandated intervention methods: Verbal De-escalation counselling, last resort Physical Containment (If the student’s plan allows for this process only)
Liaise with community professionals and families of the student
Overall Benefits & Conclusion
The WCFS Crisis Support Program is one aspect of the Multi-disciplinary Team which is responsible for educating, caring, and/or treating the student in need of service. This program is available to provide its expertise at one specified location or maybe mobile when they are not currently intervening in a crisis.
MAY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CRISES WITH A SPECIFIC STUDENT
MAY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF EMERGENCY SUPPORT (911 CALLS)
MAY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SUSPENSIONS