Prepare Your Staff for Any Crisis

Our “Flight Team” Training provides 20 different areas of focus and gives a comprehensive foundation to those who will help schools recover when crisis or tragedy strikes.

Train Your Team

Participants will leave this training prepared to respond to a range of school tragedies and crises: deaths, homicides, natural disasters, and more. A number of organizational options (district, regional, community) are presented to maximize team strength.

Flight Team Training What Your Gain
Flight Team Training How It Works

Develop Your Plan

Each session is taught online, then staff divides into small groups for activities to build skills. Using your training and our Crisis Resource Manual, your school or district will have an organized team, and a plan of action for whatever comes your way.

Training Structure

  • Training will be completed in ten 2-hour sessions.
  • Each session includes large group learning, break-out sessions and use of handouts and visuals.
  • Weekly assignments are completed in small group online video sessions at times of your group’s choosing.

Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • School Nurses
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Faith-Based Educators 
  • Community People

Topics Included

  • 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 and Flight Team
  • Safe Room Activities
  • Safe Room Organization
  • Safe Room Process
  • Life Tribute
  • Student Belongings and the Empty Desk
  • Student Announcements
  • Media and Communications
  • Needs of Administration
  • Needs of Staff
  • Life Tribute
  • Next Steps: Organizational Options

Training your district’s crisis response team members is one truly amazing way to give back to your community.

Flight Team (crisis response team) members respond to and support campuses going through a crisis or tragedy. This course will give you the foundation to train new team members annually, be an empathic flight team leader, while also addressing any concerns you might have about the process.

Miko Price | School Counselor, Phoenix, AZ

Ready to get started?

Training is $250 per team member.



This two-part training is offered Spring and Fall and can be taken in any order.

Spring Training: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 Noon PST

Fall Training: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2 Noon PST

Summer Fast Track: Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 6 – August 6, Noon PST

2 Training Options


Live, Online Training with a Trained Facilitator

These 10 weekly live sessions with a facilitator trained and certified by Cheri Lovre give you interactive, real-time training, and allows for questions and real-time responses.


Online Video Series

These previously recorded sessions allow you flexibility in your training timeline. All group exercise instructions, materials, and handouts are included. Access lasts for 15 weeks.

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. 

Let’s Do This!