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Everett Public Schools to host sessions to help the community cope and heal after school violence

On Wednesday, November 4, 2014, Everett Public Schools is hosting one two-hour sessions with Cheri Lovre, Director of Crisis Management Institute.
Ms. Lovre is working with Marysville School District after their recent tragedy. Photo courtesy of Crisis Management Institute.

October 31st update

One of the three sessions to be conducted by Cheri Lovre has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in Everett.

Interested community members, school staff, first responders, and parents are welcome to register online.

October 30th update

We just received word that Cheri Lovre, who was going to give three sessions on Friday, October 31st, at the Everett Public Schools Community Resource Center, is regretfully cancelling those sessions. She is needed in Marysville, especially in preparation for students returning to school next week.

Original October 28th article

By Mary Waggoner, Everett Public Schools Director of Communication.

On Friday, October 31, 2014, Everett Public Schools is hosting three two-hour sessions with Cheri Lovre, Director of Crisis Management Institute.

These sessions for community members, school staff, first responders, and parents are designed to help individuals cope with the recent tragic event at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

“It will be easy enough to fall into fear … to ask ourselves how we can insulate ourselves and our children from any possible threat.

We will either stand together and face that which has the potential to be so fearful, or we will fall one-by-one as victims to that fear.

We as a community will need to come together, to heal together, to move forward together. All of the bars, metal detectors and security guards in the world can’t protect us.

Only acting together in community with our neighbors can do that.”

Father Dennis Bosley
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
Moses Lake, February 1996

These almost 20-year-old words still ring true today as we deal with the aftermath of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting. As Father Bosley said, we can heal by coming together.

Ms. Lovre is working with Marysville School District after their recent tragedy. Her experience includes over 30 years of training and supporting schools in response to school shootings and other traumatic school events. She is the author of several books and manuals about crisis response.

Ms. Lovre also trains school staff in prevention, crisis response and mental health issues for youth.

  • When: Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Where: Community Resource Center, Port Gardner Rooms A and B, 3900 Broadway, Everett, WA  98201
  • Times: Choose from sessions at 8 to 10 am, 10 to noon, or 2 to 4 pm
  • For whom: Staff, parents, security resource officers, first responders, community members

For more information about Ms. Lovre, visit Crisis Management Institute’s website.

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