Recommendation 11

Recommendation 11: Following a critical school incident, school administrators should consult with the New Hampshire Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator to ensure an appropriate and trauma-informed post incident response.

Lead Agency: Department of Health and Human Services,  Disaster Behavioral Health Office

Actions: “Responding to Critical Incidences in Schools” dated January 2019 distributed via email to all SROs (through HSEM), all police chiefs (through HSEM), all SAU/Schools (through DOE) and all NH State Police Troop Commanders (through NHSP). Document is also available in the NH School Safety Resource Center.

Another version of the document, “Responding to Critical Incident In Schools – A Behavioral Health Plan,” was published to the School Safety Resource Center in November of 2021. Click to view document.