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Lower Merion School District


Crisis Response Teams

Members of the District staff have been trained in responding to atypical events and in meeting the needs of students and staff when schools are faced with an emergency situation. Crisis response teams are available across the District with varying membership depending on the situation. Team members may include school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, nurses, and administrators. In addition to responding to the immediate situation, members of the team are available for subsequent support and counseling to students, families, and staff. Student Services organizes and coordinates the Crisis Response Team, collaborating with school staff and other District staff as determined by the event at hand.

PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Curriculum

PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Curriculum was developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). PREPaRE is an evidenced based model that is utilized within LMSD to enhance school safety and crisis management prevention and response Crisis response team members at each school and at the district level are trained in the PREPaRE model as we recognize that good crisis planning and preparation can help to mitigate the traumatic impact of a crisis.