Evaluation of early warning signs identification strategy in crisis intervention in the event of school arson, violence and strikes in Secondary Schools in Laikipia East Sub county.
Mwangi, Karen W.
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The study sought to analyze the use of counselling strategies and crisis intervention in secondary schools in Laikipia East Sub-County. The study was limited to analyze the use of crisis resolution strategies in cases of school arson attacks, violence and strikes. Crisis victims in several schools such as Kyanguli have experienced tremendous emotional problems due to unresolved crisis which is mainly due to lack of victim processing the losses through counselling in debriefing and follow up sessions to restore normalcy. Eleven schools were randomly selected, the data collected was analysed using SPSS and presented using tables and figures. 195 respondents out of the expected 198 responded to the questionnaires. The study was carried out to analyze the use of counselling strategies in crisis intervention in secondary schools within Laikipia East Sub County. The study found out that Use of crisis resolution strategies are useful in crisis intervention, however the study found out that schools have not adopted the strategy in resolving crisis. The study recommended that schools should adopt training programs, where the peer counselors and school counselors are trained on the use of early warning signs to detect looming crisis and help the victims of school violence, arson and strikes come to terms with the loss through psychological counselling.