The academy is celebrating it 25th anniversary

A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response provides a structure and process for effectively managing the wide spectrum of university-based crises - from the seemingly mundane to the most severe. It is an invaluable resource in preparation for, and during, actual crisis situations and serves as a meaningful standard for our nation’s colleges and universities. This guide recognizes that crisis response cannot be delegated solely to administrators and members of the Crisis Response Team. Effective crisis management is the responsibility of all university personnel.

This publication introduces and incorporates a practical and effective strategy for addressing the emotional needs of people during traumatic events, Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM). ATSM does not require caregivers to be mental health practitioners. Rather, ATSM can empower all university personnel by providing a "road map" to keep people functioning and mitigate long-term emotional suffering.

A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response is published by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. The Academy aims to identify expertise among professionals, across disciplines, and to provide meaningful standards for those who regularly work with survivors.

Today, the Academy’s international membership includes individuals from over 100 professions in the health-related fields, emergency services, criminal justice, forensics, law, business and education. Since its founding in 1995, the Academy has attracted members in every state of the United States and over 30 foreign countries.  

To learn about on-site training programs, workshops and presentations, based on this publication, please visit the International Speakers and Trainers Bureau of the National Center for Crisis Management by clicking here or contact Annmare Arleo, Director of Operations, at 800-810-7550.

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Please note that A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response is only available for online ordering in the United States. If outside the United States, please call 631-543-2217 for ordering and shipping information.



    Increase Awareness of Effects of Traumatic Events and Crisis Situations on Human Functioning  


    Enable Professionals to Look Beyond Physical and Safety Needs and also Address Emergent Psychological Needs


    Improve the Quality of Support and Intervention and Establish Meaningful Standards Among Professionals Across Disciplines


    Provide Information and Training through it’s Educational Resource Center and Premier Speakers Bureau


    Ultimately to Assist Victims to Become Survivors and then Thrivers