chapter  22
22 Pages

Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to School Crisis Response

It is impossible today to pick up a newspaper or turn on a television set without being exposed to tragic events occurring around the world, including a devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, a hostage takeover of an elementary school in Chechnya, graphic images of the war in Iraq, mudslides in California, floods along the southern coast, a series of hurricanes in Florida, genocide in Rwanda, and terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The list goes on and on, and with 24hour news coverage and ready access to the Internet, children and youth are exposed in graphic detail to these and other terrifying events on a daily basis.