In this chapter, the authors introduce and identify current issues, controversies and problems that influence school safety and counselor preparedness. A brief overview of school violence in America, counselors' training to deal with school violence, and factors that influence school violence are provided. Following this, the authors present a multitier system of supports (MTSS) as a recommended model for counselors to (1) prevent, (2) prepare and plan, (3) respond, and (4) lead recovery efforts as related to school violence. Finally, a case study is presented in which the authors apply best practices within the American Counselor Association's national framework to handle a crisis.
Padilla, G., Salinas, C., Cavazos Vela, J., & Whittenberg, J. F. (2021). School Counselors' Use of a Multitier System of Support to Foster Safe School Experiences and Respond to School Violence. In Rausch, M. A., & Gallo, L. L. (Ed.), Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics (pp. 275-295). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7319-8.ch015
Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics