Crisis Preparedness: A Multifaceted Approach

Sondra R. Dennison, Theresa Messina Horner


Disruptive student behavior is a global concern. Campus communities are expected to be safe havens for learning. Realistic threats to safety require a proactive institutional-wide approach to crisis prevention and preparedness. The Assessment-Intervention of Student Problems (AISP) is a model to evaluate student behavior and to foster effective strategies (Delworth, 1999). A review of current literature surrounding behavior management indicates a team approach is invaluable as “dangerous people rarely show all of their symptoms to just one department or group on campus” (Lake, 2007). Protocols empower campus leaders, faculty, and staff to create safe environments where students can thrive, develop to their fullest potential, and become global citizens. Therefore, it is important for university faculty and staff to work together to develop protocols that create such safe environments.


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