Flight Team Training Resources For Zoom & Hybrid Trainings

Welcome to the resource page for those in Flight Team Training.  We’ll keep it clean and simple and easy for you to locate all information related to the training.

This is where you’ll find any downloads that haven’t been sent to you and materials that have been requested for your group.  Please contact us if there is anything you can’t find or need any assistance.

Orientation and Downloads

This page provides most of what participants will need for the Flight Team training.  This is the culmination of my work, and I want to be generous in trusting that I can offer it in this format and that participants will respect the copyright.  If there is anything here you wish to distribute for a brief inservice of your staff, notify us at CMI and we’ll supply a clean copy with a special notation in the footer specifying your permission for its use.  Keep the trust alive!  Thanks!  Cheri Lovre

For CEUs and Continuing Ed

This packet contains information from our end that may help in applying for CEUs.  Please let us know if you need something specific beyond this.

CMI Flight Team Training 2022 Fall Flyer

LCSW CEU Application Info

FTT – Training Outcomes

LCSW App 2022 

My Pledge to Participants

My goal is to support you in being knowledgeable, skillful and effective and all the while, maintaining a sense of confidence and calm.  It is in everyone’s best interest that you have all the support you need to take content into skills.

Nothing is set in stone.  If you need more focus on certain topics, let me know.  I may already have handouts or resources that will be helpful.

This is the beginning of an ongoing relationship.  When you find yourself in a response that has overwhelming aspects, don’t hesitate to be in touch to see if I can help out. 

Looking forward ~


“Cheri’s wealth of experience brings rich insight and much depth to the training.  It changed more than my skillset; it changed my life.”

Cheri Lovre is the embodiment of what she teaches. As a master communicator, with skill and compassion, she can help transform a school. During 9/11, 2001, I was Director of Pupil Personnel Services in the NYC school district, surrounding the World Trade Center. The advice, warmth and wisdom Cheri offered – while essential during crisis – is needed everyday, in every school, facing the challenges and stressors of daily lives.


Marjorie Robbins, Pupil Personnel Services Director for NYCBOE, District Two, Lower Manhattan


Material Covered

Orientation to Crisis Response

Overview of Crisis Response
Flow Chart of Crisis Day


Tasks of Grief
Developmental Stages of Grief


Garlinghouse Theory
Impact of Suicide on a Response


Trauma in the Individual
Trauma – Impact on a Response

Roles of Staff & Flight Team, Safe Room Activities

Roles of Staff and Flight Team
Safe Room Activities

Safe Room

Safe Room Organization
Safe Room Process

Life Tribute & Student Belongings, The Empty Desk

Life Tribute
Student Belongings and the Empty Desk

Media & Communications

Student Announcements
Media and Communications

Needs of Staff

Needs of Administration
Needs of Staff

Life Tribute and Next Steps

Life Tribute
Next Steps: Organizational Options

Recommended Material

Crisis Resource Manual, included

The Crisis Resource Manual is your “go to” guide for critical decisions and actions on crisis day. Content which is crucial on crisis day is in the front, making for quick access and ease of use when crisis strikes. The back of the book contains material helpful in planning for crisis response.

Training Manual, $55 for attendees

We highly recommend that this be used with the Crisis Resource Manual. Each chapter covers a different content area, and some chapters have exercises designed to help participants become more aware of their own issues from past experiences. 

The Safe Room book by CheriLovre

Safe Room Book, $18

This book covers all dimensions of facilitating Safe Rooms — those nurturing spaces set aside for students who are in more profound grief following the death of a peer. Topics include philosophy, room set-up, rules and behavior management, activities and much more.