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Our 40+ years addressing school crisis response, trauma intervention, and violence prevention has taught us what youth, parents, and their communities need in order to lower anxieties and build resilience.
Our mission during these rapidly changing times is to help schools prevent crisis for individuals as well as the whole school population, and to plan and prepare such that each small response mitigates the likelihood of a larger crisis growing out of the current situation. By providing solid foundational materials and cutting-edge online updates, we aim to give all schools a range of resources with which to face emerging challenges.
Resources for Parents
Support your families while your students are at home during this crisis. We’ve gathered resources, prompts, and mindfulness exercises.
Daily In-School Support
Our 5 Radical Minute program is used daily in classrooms across the nation, and teaches increased connection in a simple yet insightful manner.
Ongoing Crisis Resources
CMI’s main website provides resources and education for school staff and administrators in prevention, intervention, and post-vention.
Meet Cheri Lovre
Cheri Lovre started as a Behavioral Specialist in the 1980s writing IEPs and working with behaviorally challenged students in schools. She noticed that many of the students on her caseload were struggling with grief or trauma. As a result, by the mid-80s she was training school crisis response teams (Flight Teams).
She wrote the Crisis Resource Manual in 1985. Armed with her third book, the Catastrophic Events Resource Manual in the 90s, she began responding to school shootings. Her first response was Thurston High School, Springfield. Just one year later she responded to Columbine. Cheri spent 2 years in NYC following 9/11 and her work continues still. With every on-site response, she’s gained more and more insight on the root of all of this violence. Read more about her experience here.
I just watched your video and it helped so much talking to a student whose father is deteriorating quickly.