Recommendation 25

Recommendation 25: All school staff and students, including part-time staff, full-time staff, contracted staff and coaches should receive crisis training that is age appropriate for the students and addresses the mental, emotional, and physiological responses they will experience during the onset of a crisis and how to respond to those experiences in a manner that increases their chance of survival.

Status: Ongoing

Lead Agency: Department of Education

Support Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Actions: The Department of Education with support from the Department of Health and Human Services shall develop an education/training program to educate all school staff on behavioral warning signs and pre-incident indicators. Results: The DHHS Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has established a working group to identify next steps.

Next Steps: Awaiting Request for Proposal (RFP) and contract approval.


  • Department of Education created microgrants for schools to seek their own training. Pinkerton, Newfound High School and White Mountains Regional (SAU 36) have received microgrants.