In this time of unpredictability, our school districts and buildings must be ready to deal with events that may interfere with their ability to follow their normal routine. How prepared are your school districts to deal with the AFTERMATH of a traumatic event or crisis that impacts the students and staff? Schools routinely practice fire drills and tornado drills. How often do they practice their plan to deal with the aftermath of a traumatic event? More importantly, do they even have a plan?
The Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plan (TECIP) is a field-tested, school based framework designed to meet the emotional and psychological needs of students and staff in the aftermath of a traumatic event. This is not a school safety plan, rather it is a protocol designed to help meet the standard of care expected of schools, and assist the schools in returning to routine operation.