This page is intended to provide practical resources for schools who find themselves in crisis situations. The manuals and toolkits have been vetted by area experts and school districts for support in times of tragedy.
Regional Mental and Behavioral Health Numbers, Hotlines, and Resources
After a Suicide Toolkit for Schools
One-pagers to Support Responding to a Crisis
Crisis Day Checklist, Milton Area School District
UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA AFTER A CRISIS
A VIDEO TO SUPPORT TRAUMA-INFORMED CLASSROOM RESPONSES
This 17-minute discussion video is designed for classroom teachers to gain a quick understanding of what trauma after a crisis looks like, how it may manifest in classroom behaviors, and a few strategies to help students and colleagues through short and long-term trauma. Dr. Sam Faulkner and Dr. Ana Kemple Reeves, Pediatric Psychologists from Geisinger’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Department share their expertise and experiences. While this video was created to support the Berwick-Nescopeck Community, it is relevant to any crisis or trauma.
TRAUMA-INFORMED PPT VIDEO
If you are seeking more information, need additional immediate or long-term planning resources, or require an emergency response and support team to help in a time of crisis, contact:
Dr. Bernadette Boerckel
Work: (570) 523-1155 ext. 2352
Cell Phone: (570) 220-1803
Dr. John Kurelja
Work: (570) 523-1155 ext. 2333
Cell Phone: (570) 204-1525