Press Release: Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) joined community partners and county schools to form a Coconino County School Incident Response Team.

CCESA, Yavapai Education Service Agency, Arizona Department of Education, and county schools met October 12 – 14, 2022, to engage in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to traumatic events at Coconino County schools. Team members also received training in a Crisis Intervention Curriculum that addressed crisis prevention and intervention at schools.

“This program is a school safety and crisis preparedness curriculum developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP),” stated Coconino County Superintendent Cheryl Mango-Paget. “This evidence-based training provided school personnel with comprehensive training on how to establish and serve on school safety and crisis response teams. The training provided to schools reinforces improved school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff crisis response capabilities.”

This training will support the CCESA and participating county schools with the development of Emergency Operation Plans and Crisis Intervention and Recovery support systems. Coconino County schools will be poised to address the safety of students; build on schools’ existing personnel, resources, and programs; and align with federal emergency management guidance.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, Cheryl Mango-Paget, was pleased to have her agency facilitate this workshop and participate in the important work of supporting schools so that each child thrives.

Participants included Coconino County Education Service Agency, Yavapai County Education Service Agency, Coconino County Accommodation School District, Yavapai Accommodation School District, Flagstaff Unified School District, Williams Unified School District, Montessori School of Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Unified School District, and Pine Forest Charter School.