- Memorializing School-Related Losses
- School Shootings
- Crisis Resources for Schools
- Team Member Resources
- Effective Communication
Burlington County School Crisis Response Team
|Who We Are & What We Do
All members of the team are volunteers who have specialized training in school crisis response and are available to support districts in time of need.
When mobilized for a crisis in your district, teams act as a support system for your staff, students and community. The presence of the Crisis Response Team offers a greater pool of resources to enhance your response within the community.
How Can We Help?
In the event of a crisis, such as a student death, in your district, a single phone call will activate the team response. Members of the Burlington County School Crisis Response Team will arrive ready to provide support at your request. The Team Leader will meet with the designated administrator, who at all times maintains control of the crisis response. The Administrator and Team Leader will discuss the services available and decide which will be implemented to assist your school community through this difficult time.
These services may include :
Why Engage A County-Wide Team?
All public school districts have developed comprehensive emergency management plans, and most districts have both building-level and district rapid response teams to cover emergent situations. Such teams are essential, as your response in the first crucial moments of a crisis is most important. Consider, however, the vulnerability of your school if key personnel are called away from their normal positions to aid in the sustained stages of handling a crisis in your school.
Are those who best know the impacted students and staff unavailable to them in this time of need? Will the primary responders in your district be among those most profoundly impacted by this event? Burlington County's School Crisis Response Team offers the same level of support to all districts. In addition, it:
For more information on the
School Crisis Response Team,
Educational Services Unit
Josephine Mercantini-Bocci, Director
609-702-0500 x 7406
Special Services School District
20 Pioneer Boulevard
Westampton, NJ 08060 - 3824
The Educational Services Unit is the
collaborative effort of 42 Burlington
County School Districts formed in 1997 to
provide high quality shared services and
opportunities to students and staff.
If you missed our December 3 training with Steven Crimando, MA, from Behavioral Sciences Applications, not to worry. He has shared his materials with us for posting here. These open-source documents can be used as you see fit.
Advanced School Crisis Response Skills: Using a Psychological First Aid Approach in Rapid Response Scenarios
|List of Member Districts
Download a PDF Copy of the Burlington County Crisis Response Team Brochure
Download a copy of the Burlington County Response Team PowerPoint Presentation
View our Video Overview on YouTube.