Welcome to the Turnaround for Children Toolbox! Please tell us about your professional role so we can learn about our community and provide you with the most relevant tools and resources.

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SCHOOL INNOVATIONS

Applying integrated, whole-child design to school systems and settings

SETTING UP THE CRISIS COMPONENT

School Crisis Plan Rationale

ALL ROLES

Learn more about how a school crisis plan, anchored in the science of learning and development, can support the urgent individual and collective needs of a school community

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Step-by-Step Guidance for Providing Crisis Level Supports to Students

SCHOOL LEADER + STUDENT SUPPORT TOOL

There are times when students need more immediate support than your current Tiered System of Supports can provide. The purpose of this document is to walk you through the steps of setting up or refining the crisis component of your existing Tiered System of Supports and/or your Tiered Supports Crisis Team.

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Crisis Team Meeting Roles

SCHOOL LEADER + STUDENT SUPPORT TOOL

This form provides guidance and clarity about the roles and responsibilities needed to support the functioning and productivity of the meeting. Team meeting roles can remain the same or change.

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Sample School Tiered Supports Crisis Plan

SCHOOL LEADER + STUDENT SUPPORT TOOL

This sample Tiered Supports Crisis Plan is meant to serve as a model for schools who are creating or refining their Tiered System of Supports structure. This is one way in which a school could share its Tiered Supports Crisis Plan with its staff.

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School Re-Entry Guidance

SCHOOL LEADER TOOL

This tool provides some guidance to school leaders on the action steps to consider when responding to the needs of staff and students after a crisis. The recommendations are relevant for supporting the needs of individuals, groups of students, or the school community after a crisis.

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MAKING A CRISIS REFERRAL

Direct Referral Process (Tier 3)

ALL ROLES

This form provides guidance and clarity to teachers and staff about the steps in the Direct Tier 3 Referral process.

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Direct Referral Criteria (Tier 3)

ALL ROLES

This form provides guidance and clarity to teachers and staff about making a direct referral to Tier 3, bypassing Tier 2 processes.

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Direct Referral Form (Tier 3)

ALL ROLES

This form has two purposes: 1. Provide teachers and other school staff with a way to request support for students who need crisis support in a timely manner 2. A place for student support staff to document
how they have responded to the needs of the student based on the referral.

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COLLABORATIVE IMPLEMENTATION

Crisis Referral Tracker

SCHOOL LEADER + STUDENT SUPPORT TOOL

The purpose of the Crisis Referral Tracker is for school leadership, the crisis team, and student support members to document the work they are doing with students who are currently experiencing a crisis. It supports the ability to keep track of how many students are being served, what the needs are and how students and families are being supported.

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PARTNERING WITH A MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Selecting a Mental Health Agency

SCHOOL LEADER + STUDENT SUPPORT TOOL

This document will help schools research potential mental health providers and consider feasibility of partnership with each, ideally after conducting a needs assessment for the school community.

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