PREPaRE Third Edition Training at the Convention

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Improve your school safety and crisis response capacity with the recently released PREPaRE 3rd Edition workshops. Completely revised and updated, the 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 www.nasponline.org/prepare.

Core Workshops

WS029: PREPaRE Workshop 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery (3rd Edition)
Tuesday, February 15, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks)

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 to conduct school building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. Additional topics addressed also 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 the 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.

WS030: PREPaRE Workshop 2: Mental Health Crisis Intervention: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools (3rd Edition)
Thursday, February 17, and Friday, February 18, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks each day)

The third edition of this PREPaRE workshop develops the knowledge and skills 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.

We are making limited spaces available for individuals have been trained in the 3rd Ed virtual core workshops to observe at no cost the in-person workshops at the convention in order to become eligible to take a future 3rd Ed ToT. If you are interested in being added to this waitlist, please email prepare@naspweb.org with your name and the dates and sponsor of the virtual workshop(s) you attended.

Training of Trainer (ToT) Workshops

WS031: PREPaRE Workshop 1 Training of Trainers: Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery (3rd Edition)
Tuesday, February 15, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks) and Wednesday, February 16, 2:00–5:45 p.m. (15-minute break)

This 1.5-day workshop provides participants with the information and practice needed to become a trainer of PREPaRE Workshop 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery. Included in this workshop is a 1-hour online module addressing logistics of workshop delivery and a 10-hour in-person workshop (1.5 days) addressing how to present the workshop content (with a special emphasis on a standardized delivery). This ToT workshop includes a mandatory pretest (requiring a 100% pass score), preworkshop activities, interactive online access during the workshop, and a posttest (requiring a 100% pass score). In this session participants will be provided with the information and practice needed to independently offer the core workshop. All participants receive workshop presentation materials and a certificate of completion.

WS032: PREPaRE Workshop 2 Training of Trainers: Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools (3rd Edition)
Thursday, February 17, and Friday, February 18, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks each day)

This 2-day workshop provides participants with the information and practice needed to become a trainer of PREPaRE Workshop 2: Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools. Included in this workshop is a 1-hour online module addressing logistics of workshop delivery and a 13-hour in person workshop (1.5 days) addressing how to present the workshop content (with a special emphasis on a standardized delivery). This ToT workshop includes a mandatory pretest (requiring a 100% pass score), preworkshop activities, interactive online access during the workshop, and a posttest (requiring a 100% pass score). In this session participants will be provided with the information and practice needed to independently offer the core workshop. All participants receive workshop presentation materials and a certificate of completion.

Note Regarding 3rd Edition ToT Eligibility: Only those individuals who have taken the 3rd Edition in-person core workshop(s) AND/OR the 2nd Ed in-person core workshop(s) within the past 2 years and have completed the 3rd Ed Trainer Bridge webinar(s) are eligible to take the 3rd Ed ToT's. Participation in a virtual PREPaRE workshop(s) does not qualify you for ToT eligibility; you must have attended the workshop(s) in-person. NASP will confirm eligibility of all registrations.

ToT Preworkshop Requirements: There are extensive preworkshop requirements for the ToTs. Review these before registering to make sure you can complete them in time. To review Tot1 requirements, click here. To review ToT2 requirements, click here.

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