Perceptions of crisis intervention in the instructional setting: a hermeneutic phenomenological study

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Whitney Austin Idol (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Stephanie Kurtts

Abstract: The overall purpose of this study was to explore the perception of behavioral crises in the instructional setting, specifically the resources that are provided during the crisis, the student perception of the crisis, and whether the two create a state of equilibrium. The study aimed to obtain the perceptions of students in crisis and those implementing the intervention during the same crisis. A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was taken in the implementation of this research. A total of two students were recruited, both were in kindergarten and regularly required crisis intervention supports in the instructional setting. After the occurrence of a crisis intervention in the instructional setting the researcher was called to conduct the student interview and obtain the noted documents. Through exploring the phenomenon of crisis intervention in the school setting multiple themes emerged through the interviews conducted and reviewing incident reports and protocol plans for crisis intervention. Themes were collapsed into the following general themes; (a) self-regulation in crisis planning, (b) debriefing as a learning tool, (c) illusory bias in perceptions, (d) relationships between the individuals in crisis and those providing interventions, and (e) accessibility to this vulnerable population for research.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2018
Behavioral crisis, Crisis intervention, Emotional and behavioral disorders, Equilibrium
Crisis intervention (Mental health services)
Problem children $x Education (Primary)
Classroom management
School psychology
School discipline

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