District Crisis Team


District Crisis Team (DCT)

A District Crisis Team is an organized group of school professionals who are trained as first responders in emergencies while supporting schools during a crisis. The District utilizes two research-based frameworks in dealing with emergencies and crises. The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is used in dealing with Physical Threats to school/district facilities. The procedures include Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter. The SRP is simply a classroom response enhancement for critical incidents, designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders. These procedures enhance the district's existing safety plans. The following is a link to the I Love You Guys website: I Love You Guys

The district utilizes PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness in dealing with mental and/or behavioral threats or situations. The District team is also trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). MHFA is designed to teach parents, family members, teachers and school staff how to help children or adolescents who are experiencing a mental health issue or are in crisis.

Building Crisis Team (BCT)

A Building Crisis Team is a group of school professionals who have the knowledge and skills to act in any emergency or crisis in a school. The principal leads it. Building Crisis Teams train staff on the Standard Response Protocol and PREPaRE. They have an annual checklist to ensure that training occurs for each staff member, drills are practiced, a chain of command is established and known, and are prepared to be the first responders in an emergency or crisis situation.

Contact the Office of Student Services for more information about district training and response in crises situations.

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