Crisis Intervention and Emergency Plan Analysis

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Part 1: Interviewee Selection and Questions (2 pages)

Choose a professional setting in which you will likely work upon graduation. Select an individual within that setting who is knowledgeable about the existing crisis response plan at that site. Develop 8-10 open-ended questions which will allow you to gain a clear and complete picture of the plan as it currently exists. Please include questions about an actual crisis which occurred there and the effectiveness of the response. Once your questions have been approved by the instructor, arrange a time and conduct the interview. This assignment is due in Unit 2.

 

Once the iPart 2: Emergency Plan Analysis (6pages)
once the interview has been conducted, you will begin to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the plan. This is an opportunity for you to take an honest look at the things that worked and did not work during a real response. Further, it is an opportunity to explore the individual roles that comprise effective response teams. This assignment is due in Unit 5. Include the following sections:
•Briefly describe the setting and the person you chose to interview.
•Describe and analyze the protocols in place, as well as any other pertinent information about the structure of the existing emergency response plan.
•Identify the various members of the crisis response team and describe their individual roles as part of the interdisciplinary emergency response team.
•Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the existing plan. Discuss the specific strategies in place that are effective and those that are ineffective in managing crises at this site.

Description

Since times immemorial man has always been at the threat of different risks and catastrophes which are either natural or man made. In the occurrence of different crises, significant damages to property, injuries and loss of life occur. This scenario demonstrates the devastating nature of risks and crises hence calling for the need of efficient prevention and intervention measures in the event of a crisis. Over the years, different organizations and professional settings have been in a continuous endeavor to ensure the establishment of efficient crisis intervention and emergency plans. This is aimed at preventing the occurrence of crises as well as reduction of the resulting damages alongside the restoration of the individuals to their original status. In order to effectively and efficiently manage crises, the establishment of crisis intervention and emergency plan has been vital. In this paper, crisis intervention plan in the school setting will be reviewed. The main aim of crisis intervention plans in the school setting is to effective and prompt responses to the emergency situation. This is realized by reducing the trauma as well as the ongoing stress in the aftermath of the crisis. The school setting is a special professional setting which houses a considerable population of people hence the need for efficient crisis intervention plans. The crisis of fire will be the main catastrophe under concern in the school setting. In regards to the school setting, the principal will be selected for the interview since he is well knowledgeable about the existing crisis response plan.