Flight Team Training Resources
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.
You should have received a Crisis Resource Manual as part of being in the class, but we have lots of additional resources related to this training and the building of a solid skillset.
The Safe Room
This is your activity packet. If your print shop can do 8.5 X 11 inch booklets (11 X 17 folded, stapled in the gutter) all the better! Be sure to print these before we begin our sessions!
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
Orientation to Crisis Response
Overview of Crisis Response
Flow Chart of Crisis Day
Tasks of Grief
Developmental Stages of Grief
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 Organization
Safe Room Process
Life Tribute & Student Belongings, The Empty Desk
Student Belongings and the Empty Desk
Media & Communications
Media and Communications
Needs of Staff
Needs of Administration
Needs of Staff
Life Tribute and Next Steps
Next Steps: Organizational Options
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.
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.