Crisis Response Team

Student Support Services Department

Crisis Response Team

15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
Elaine Cofrancesco, Ph.D., District CRT Administrator
Fran Hjalmarson, District CRT Lead

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is composed of district personnel and community members trained in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) model of crisis intervention. Every school and several district departments have members on the Team to advise and assist in the aftermath of a critical incident.

Team Mission

To provide crisis intervention services to students and staff:

  • In the aftermath of a critical incident
  • When schools are not in session.
  • When the District is faced with a large-scale crisis or disaster.

Team Role

To provide direct crisis intervention services to students:

  • Classrooms
  • Small groups
  • Individually

To provide support to staff:

  • Student support consultation
  • Personal support

To provide consultation services to administration.

To provide information and resources to the parent community.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800