Region 3 ESC provides information, technical assistance, and support to assist districts, campuses, charter schools, and parents regarding district crisis situations. Crisis Support Team members have been trained in assisting districts in crisis problem-solving, providing and accessing resources and references for use in a crisis, and providing information for staff, parents, and students as appropriate and necessary.
The Crisis Support Team will empower district personnel to implement its crisis plan and will assist in locating appropriate crisis counseling personnel. While it is important for districts to implement their own plans and engage their own staff in providing direct services, under some circumstances, Team members may assist districts on-site in administrative and management tasks such as (1) managing traffic flow in hallways, (2) directing students and staff to counselors in the quiet room(s), and (3) providing technical assistance and information to district staff.
Phyllis Hamilton, Ramona Hotman, Rosanne Wagner and Elias Moya