This 2-day workshop has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and provides school-based mental health providers with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following school-associated crisis events. This workshop teaches participants how to prevent and PREPaRE for psychological trauma, help to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students’ perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluate conduct psychological triage, respond to the psychological needs of the school community utilizing a multitiered approach, and examine the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. All workshops include extensive resources and practical tools. The curriculum integrates the roles of existing school staff and community providers in terms of the five crisis preparedness mission areas (prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery) and grounds them in ongoing school safety efforts. The curriculum incorporates basic principles articulated by the U.S. Departments of Education (2013) and Homeland Security (2008), as well as the Incident Command System delineated by the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The PREPaRE model emphasizes the following hierarchical and sequential set of activities:
P—Prevent and PREPaRE for psychological trauma
R—Reaffirm physical health and perceptions of security and safety
E—Evaluate psychological trauma risk
R—Respond to psychological needs
E—Examine the effectiveness of crisis prevention and intervention
This workshop is being presented by NASP PREPaRE trainers, Dr. Lisa Persinger of Northern Arizona University and Mr. Kelly Kimbrell of Kyrene School District. 13 hours of CPDs will be provided via NASP. Participants must attend both days.
Members = $110
Non-members = $175
Registration includes NASP materials download, lunch both days (Registrants will receive a link to order lunches in advance of the workshop), drinks/water & snacks, and parking in the Highland Street Garage @ 1405 E. Helen Street
Registration is limited to 40 participants and closes two weeks (3/13/20) in advance of the workshop.
After registering for the workshop through AASP, registrants will be receiving information regarding online workshop enrollment and PRE-workshop requirements from NASP. Participants will be need to bring a laptop or tablet to the workshop.