School Mobilization Assistance Response Teams (SMART) Training

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May 23, 2022 | 8:30 am-4 pm

This training for Capital Region ESD 113 Student Safety Consortium. Not a member of our consortium? Email Katie Cutshaw.

Join Katie on May 6 from noon-12:30pm for an informational session to learn more about SMART training.




What is a School Mobilization Assistance Response Team?

School Mobilization Assistance Response Teams (SMART) respond to schools during a traumatic event that emotionally impacts students and staff. Team members mobilize immediately to provide support. In addition to crisis management services, SMART provides comprehensive training to help prepare your school and staff in the event of a crisis of any magnitude.

SMART teams are made up of school staff, counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, ELA staff, security staff, and community volunteers.

SMART Services

Crisis Response

SMART training will prepare districts to create their own SMART teams to respond to any crisis in their district.

Additionally, the ESD 113 SMART team is available to respond to districts during a crisis. A call to the SMART team leader who coordinates the ESD staff who will respond.

School Crisis Trainings

ESD 113 is offering SMART training to districts in our School Safety Consortium.

The initial training includes:

  • How to prepare and respond to a school crisis
  • Developing an emergency plan
  • The importance of a phone tree
  • Key roles during a school crisis
  • Communicating information to staff, students, and families
  • Understanding the developmental stages of students K-12 and how reactions differ
  • Addressing trauma and grief in students K-12
  • What to do in the days and weeks following a crisis
  • Key factors for assessing risk in a school setting


Wendy Silverthorne


  • Date: May 23, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 am-4 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact: Katie Cutshaw