School Board Fieldbook, The: Leading With Vision

School Board Fieldbook, The: Leading With Vision

by Mark Van Clay, Perry Soldwedel

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Overview

Take a reader-friendly tour through the responsibilities and challenges of being a school board member. Written by experienced, award-winning administrators, The School Board Fieldbook gives practical guidance on how to best work with school administrators and staff to create and fulfill a shared vision of school system excellence. This clear, concise book helps new board members understand the difference between their expectations and actual duties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936765904
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Contents
 
Letter from the Director
 
Foreword: Leadership When the Unimaginable Occurs
 
Foreword: Mental Wellness Needs New Focus
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
How to Read This Guide
 
PART ONE. Why Mental Wellness Matters to You and Your Agency
 
1. Understanding Trauma and Resiliency
Stories from the field
Police officers aren’t immune to trauma
The immediate impact of traumatic events
The long-term impact of trauma
Unresolved trauma is an officer safety issue
Psychological resilience
Do we need to change law enforcement culture to promote resilience?
 
PART TWO. Preparing for a Mass Casualty Event
 
2.  Recommendations for Enhancing Resilience in Your Agency Today
Take a personal interest in officer wellness
Form a work group to recommend officer wellness programs and education
Support the creation of an officer peer support program
Find the right mental health service providers to support your officers
Review your psychological services policies and procedures
3. Planning the Incident Response for a Mass Casualty Event
Assign a mental health incident commander
Build close partnerships with first responder agencies and other leaders in your community
Make a regional or statewide plan
4. Building Your Media Team and Strategy for a Mass Casualty Event
Why you need a media strategy
How to plan an effective media strategy: Be prepared. Be proactive. Own your narrative
What to include in your media plan
 
PART THREE. Managing a Mass Casualty Event and Its Aftermath
 
5. Immediate Incident Response
Managing challenges for your agency and your community
Managing challenges and stressors for officers
Managing leadership challenges
Immediate incident response checklists
6. The First Weeks: From Chaos to a New Normal
Managing challenges for your agency and your community
Managing challenges and stressors for officers
Managing leadership challenges
7. The First Months
Managing challenges for your agency and your community
Managing challenges and stressors for officers
Managing leadership challenges
Tips for helping officers to heal
8. The Long Haul
Managing challenges for your agency and your community
Managing challenges and stressors for officers
Managing leadership challenges
 
HANDOUTS AND OTHER RESOURCES
 
Chief Edwards’ Story: Overcoming PTSD
 
Lori Kehoe’s Story: The Impact of Trauma on Law Enforcement Spouses
 
Sgt. O’Hara’s Story: Managing Cumulative PTSD and Helping to Prevent Officer Suicide
 
Sgt. DiBona’s Story: Using His Personal Struggles to Help Other Cops
 
Too Much, Too Ugly: Understanding the Trauma
Contamination for Law Enforcement Officers
 
“This Shouldn’t Be Bothering Me:” Common Myths
about Police Officers’ Responses to Traumatic Events
 
The Mental Health Incident Commander’s Role during
the Immediate Response to a Mass Casualty Event
 
How to Assist a Fellow Officer after a Critical Incident
 
Resources
 
Organizations
 
Key Word Index
 
About the Authors
 
About NAMI
 
About the COPS Office
 

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