The School Crisis Prevention & Intervention
Training Curriculum, 2nd Edition
The PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum, 2nd Edition is designed to help schools meet the needs of students, staff and families following a crisis event. PREPaRE has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and is the only comprehensive curriculum developed by school-based professionals with firsthand experience and formal training. PREPaRE builds on existing personnel, resources and programs, links to ongoing school safety efforts, provides for sustainability, and can be adapted to individual school needs and size. Specifically, the PREPaRE model emphasizes the following specific hierarchical and sequential set of activities: Prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, Reaffirm physical health and perceptions of security and safety, Evaluate psychological trauma risk, Provide interventions and Respond to psychological needs, and finally Examine the effectiveness of crisis prevention and intervention.
Why Should You Be PREPaREd?
Crisis prevention and response is a growing role for school psychologists.
Participating on school crisis teams is an effective way to enhance your role/visibility and your mental health service skills.
Training specific to crisis prevention, the impact of crisis on children and youth, and facilitating recovery within the school context is essential, even for seasoned school psychologists.
PREPaRE, developed by NASP, is the first evidence-based training to meet the unique needs of school crisis teams.
PREPaRE training will better equip you to help reduce negative trauma reactions, build students’ resiliency and coping capacity, and strengthen your school community.
How Do You Get PREPaREd?
The PREPaRE training curriculum includes two workshops (a total of three days of training). Workshop One (one day of training) includes Crisis Prevention and Preparedness was held on December 14, 2012 and Workshop Two (two days of training) outlines Crisis Intervention and Recovery.
This two-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals with the knowledge needed to meet the needs of students and staff following a school associated crisis event.
1) Requires 13 contact hours, NASP-, APA-; NBCC-approved
2) Registration fee is $100.00 which includes the materials fee of $45 per person
3) Target audience: School-based mental health professionals (school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, crisis team members), as well as administrators who should understand the types of interventions and supports necessary to effectively meet short and long-term student needs.
For more information, contact Barbara Bole Williams, PhD, NCSP at firstname.lastname@example.org