For more information, see
Delgado’s Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery Policy
POST-CRISIS INTERVENTION PROCEDURES
Assess the situation to determine the need for post–crisis interventions for staff,
students and families.
Provide post–crisis briefings for staff, students and families as appropriate.
Re–establish College and classroom routine as quickly as possible.
Defusing – Provide defusing sessions for students and staff as quickly as
possible after the emergency.
Defusings are brief conversations with individuals or small groups held soon
after an incident to help people better understand and cope with the effects of
Defusing should be conducted by trained individuals
Debriefing – Conduct critical-incident stress debriefing (CISD) three to four
days after the emergency.
CISD is a formal group discussion designed to help people understand their
reactions to the stress of an event and to give referral information. It must be
modified for student’s developmental level.
CISD should only be
conducted by trained professionals.
Counseling – Provide grief counseling.
Provide on–going support as necessary for staff, students and families.
Monitor and support staff.
Provide ongoing opportunities for children to talk about their fears and
concerns. They may have more questions as time passes.
Identify and monitor at–risk students.
Provide individual crisis or grief counseling, if necessary.
Conduct outreach to homes.
Provide follow–up referral for assessment and treatment if necessary.
The college should identify a 24–hour contact person or agency responsible for
post-crisis assessment and interventions.
In the event of a tragic, highly publicized event, mental health professionals from
federal, state and non-government agencies may respond to offer post-crisis aid.
Effective coordination is critical. Consult with the Louisiana Community and Technical
College System Office for support, advice and assistance in coordinating the activities
of outside entities.