PREPaRE training consists of two separate workshops. Please register for one or both workshops depending on your needs. Workshops 1 and 2 can be taken separately. Workshop 1 is not a prerequisite for Workshop 2. Both PREPaRE workshops are eligible for NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) accredited Continuing Professional Development Hours.
Workshop 1- Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery
In this 1-day workshop, participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety teams and crisis plans. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. Additional topics addressed also include media/social media, communication, reunification, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. After this workshop, participants will be better prepared to improve their school's climate, student resilience, and the crisis response capabilities of school personnel. 6.5 CPD hours.
Workshop 2- Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools
This 2-day workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skills developed within this session also help to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure. This workshop is an excellent course for all professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services. 13 CPD hours.