About Us

Help is Here

Are you a parent trying to navigate the stress and anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic? We can help.

Our 40+ years addressing school crisis response, trauma intervention, and violence prevention has taught us what youth, parents, and their communities need to lower anxieties and build resilience.

Our Mission

Our mission during these rapidly changing times is to help families navigate their new normal. By providing solid foundational materials and cutting-edge online updates, we aim to give all parents a range of resources with which to face emerging challenges.

Meet Cheri Lovre

Cheri Lovre started as a Behavioral Specialist in the 1980s writing IEPs and working with behaviorally challenged students in schools. She noticed that many of the students on her caseload were struggling with grief or trauma. As a result, by the mid-80s she was training school crisis response teams (Flight Teams).

She wrote the Crisis Resource Manual in 1985.  Armed with her third book, the Catastrophic Events Resource Manual in the 90s, she began responding to school shootings. Her first response was Thurston High School, Springfield. Just one year later she responded to Columbine. Cheri spent 2 years in  NYC following 9/11 and her work continues still. With every on-site response, she’s gained more and more insight on the root of all of this violence.

She’s a mom, a grandma, and an active member of her community.

Read more about her experience here.

Our Programs

Daily In-School Support

Our 5 Radical Minute program is used daily in classrooms across the nation, and teaches increased connection in a simple yet insightful manner.


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12-Month Parent Program

We’ve built a system that takes about 10 minutes 3 times a week, and fosters greater self-esteem, laughter, increased trust and helps reduce depression.

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Ongoing Crisis Resources

CMI’s main website provides resources and education for school staff and administrators in prevention, intervention, and post-vention.


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