PREPaRE Third Edition Training at the Convention

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Improve your school safety and crisis response capacity with the recently released PREPaRE Third Edition workshops. Completely revised and updated, the third edition curriculum provides current research and strategies for integrated school safety and crisis prevention, planning, response, and recovery efforts. PREPaRE workshop fees include participant materials. All workshops include extensive resources and practical tools. For more information, visit

WS034: PREPaRE Workshop 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery (3rd Edition)
Tuesday, February 18, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.   

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 and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. Additional topics addressed include media and 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 crisis response capabilities of school personnel. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing crisis prevention, mitigation, protection, and response.

Amanda Nickerson, PhD, NCSP, SUNY at Buffalo; Christina Conolly, PsyD, NCSP, Montgomery County Public Schools

WS035: PREPaRE Workshop 2: Mental Health Crisis Intervention: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools (3rd Edition)   
Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21, 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this PREPaRE workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the 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.

Stephen E. Brock, PhD, NCSP, LEP, California State University, Sacramento; Melissa A. Louvar Reeves, PhD, NCSP, LPC, Winthrop University, NC

Note: NASP will be offering Trainer Upgrade workshops on site for both Workshop 1 and Workshop 2. Only current Second Edition trainers are eligible to take these upgrade workshops and only after the complete the pre-workshop requirements, including a test.

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