"An important topic for everyone involved in education. This quick reference guide will help educators plan for a crisis before it happens." (Sharon Roemer, Principal 2006-11-15)
"The author is an experienced crisis intervener and the book has a refreshing, conversational tone." (Michael Pines, Consultant, School Mental Health/Crisis Intervention 2006-11-15)"Written by a longtime school social worker and crisis intervention team member who uses this experience to address nine topics readers can use to manage crises. Perfect for teachers and educator administrators alike."
(California Bookwatch, October 2007 2007-11-07)"Merits the attention of a wide array of school-based professionals because it provides sound information in a user-friendly manner. Thought-provoking discussion questions are available, making this book a resource for the training of interventionists as well as for strengthening existing crisis plans."
(PsycCRITIQUES, February 2008, Vol. 53(9) 2008-03-06)"An invaluable tool for staff and faculty members who make up institutional crisis committees as well as those who are the first-line defense against crises that are a reality in our schools."
(NACADA Journal, Spring 2008, Vol. 28(1) 2008-04-24)
About the Author
Charles M. Jaksec III has served as a school social worker in The Hillsborough County School District for 21 years and has been a member of the district’s crisis intervention team for 18 years. He serves as the chairperson of the district’s Bullying Committee and is a member of the district’s Violence Prevention Committee. Jaksec is the author of The Difficult Parent: An Educator’s Guide to Handling Aggressive Behaviors (Corwin Press 2004) and The Confrontational Parent: A Practical Guide for School Leaders (Eye On Education, Inc. 2003). He speaks nationally and locally on the topics of school crisis intervention and parental aggression. Jaksec has a master’s degree in counseling services from Slippery Rock University, and an educational specialist degree in counselor education and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida.