A School-Based Emergency Crisis Intervention in a Mass School Disaster

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This article is a report detailing a coordinated crisis intervention undertaken in response to a disastrous collision of a railway train with a school bus. The target groups consisted of school-children, parents, and school staff. The effects of this mass disaster and the scope of the large-scale emergency intervention implemented in its wake are described. Emphasized are the role and importance of coordinated intervention in a mass emergency as a critical variable in (a) applying basic crisis intervention principles, (b) supervising intervention activities, and (c) implementing psychoeducational and short-term therapeutic procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-612
Number of pages9
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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