PREPaRE in Practice
The PREPaRE curriculum has been implemented in districts and schools around the country and the world. Below are examples from the field of crisis response using the PREPaRE model.
The Traverse Bay Intermediate School District (TBISD) highlights the importance of being prepared in preventing and responding to school crises. Through participation in NASP’s PREPaRE curriculum, TBISD has eleven PREPaRE trained social workers and school psychologists, and plans to host additional trainings. … more
Recognition of the effects of crisis events, as well as the understanding that students and school communities are likely to be affected by these events, has contributed to the expectation that school faculty and staff should be prepared to intervene in crisis situations. … more
While the potential for a shooting on a school campus is exceedingly rare, sadly, the community of Sparks, Nevada experienced such an event on October 21, 2013. In this article, we describe how the National Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT) worked with the school district following this tragedy. … more
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, people across the country are asking if schools in their communities are safe. School psychologists not only play a pivotal role in answering that question, but they can also provide leadership in helping to ensure a safe school climate. … more
In this column, members of the NASP Crisis Management in the Schools Interest Group bring you summaries of three studies relevant to school crisis response. … more
A tragic school shooting occurred in Brazil on April 7, 2011. A young adult male returned to the school that he had previously attended, Tasso da Silveira in Realengo, and shot and killed 13 and wounded another 20 students or teachers. … more
This article is written as an account of how the Charleston County School District responded to the above event by utilizing the PREPaRE model. … more
In my first experience with crisis response, I learned that while nothing could have completely prepared me for what I would experience, the strong background I received from my graduate program in counseling techniques combined with my training in NASP’s PREPaRE curriculum gave me the foundation I needed in order to become a positive source of caring, support, and understanding for the students in their time of need. … more
Holding a PREPaRE Workshop
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PREPaRE: An Overview Presentation
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Core Developers and Trainers
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