PREPaRE Workshops

The third edition of the PREPaRE curriculum is now available. 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. All workshops include extensive resources and practical tools.

The PREPaRE training curriculum includes two core workshops that can be conducted together or separately and two corresponding Training of Trainer (ToT) workshops. To be eligible to take part in a ToT workshop, a participant must first have successfully completed the corresponding core workshop.

Please note: NASP is making temporary modifications to the 3rd Edition of PREPaRE to allow for virtual delivery of the core workshops due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Click here for the full announcement. 

PREPaRE Workshop 1, Third Edition,
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 cphysical 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 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 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.

  • Provides a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.
  • Per participant materials fee: $45
  • Maximum size of the group: 100 persons

Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training?
PREPaRE Workshop 1 is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff, transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

PREPaRE Workshop 2, Third Edition, 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 the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill 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 mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

  • Provides a specific examination of the school-based mental health professionals' roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis intervention and recovery.
  • Per participant materials fee: $55
  • Maximum size of the group: 40 persons 

Who Should Receive Workshop 2 Training?
PREPaRE Workshop 2 is appropriate for any individual filling the role of crisis intervention specialist. This includes school mental health staff (school psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses), administrators, and other individuals whom the team has identified as appropriate providers of psychological first aid. Additionally, this workshop can be very helpful for community-based mental health practitioners who may work with the school crisis team and/or maybe brought in to the school assist in response to a crisis.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the third edition training of trainers workshops release has been delayed. We hope to release training of trainer workshops in late fall 2020. We strongly encourage current second edition trainers to upgrade.

PREPaRE Workshop 1, Training of Trainers, Third Edition, Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery

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 a one-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 mandatory pre-test (requiring a 100% pass score), preworkshop activities, interactive online access during the workshop, and a post-test (requiring a 100% pass score). From 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.

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Third Edition Workshop 1 OR completion of Second Edition Workshop 1 within the past 2 years (2018 forward) plus completion of the related online Bridge Modules
  • Obtain and read a copy of the School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model 2nd edition (Contact the PREPaRE Coordinator at prepare@naspweb.org for a PREPaRE Trainer discount code.)
  • Take and pass the online PREPaRE Workshop 1 (Third Edition) Model Content Mastery Test based on the PREPaRE Model book.
  • Completing other preworkshop activities as specified in the online workshop materials.

Provides workshop participants with the information and practice needed to become a NASP PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness Workshop trainer.

Per participant materials fee: $110

Maximum size of the group: 1 trainer per 8 participants

Click here to see the learning objectives for this workshop.

PREPaRE Workshop 2, Training of Trainers, Third Edition,
Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools

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 a one-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 mandatory pre-test (requiring a 100% pass score), preworkshop activities, interactive online access during the workshop, and a post-test (requiring a 100% pass score). From 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.

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Third Edition Workshop 2 OR completion of Second Edition Workshop 2 within the past 2 years (2018 forward) plus completion of the related online Bridge Modules
  • Obtain and read a copy of the School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model 2nd edition (Contact the PREPaRE Coordinator at prepare@naspweb.org for a PREPaRE Trainer discount code.)
  • Take and pass the online PREPaRE Workshop 2 (Third Edition) Model Content Mastery Test based on the PREPaRE Model book.
  • Completing other preworkshop activities as specified in the online workshop materials.

Provides workshop participants with the information and practice needed to become a NASP PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery Workshop trainer.

Per participant materials fee: $130

Maximum size of the group: 1 trainer per 8 participants

Click here to see the learning objectives for this workshop.

Contact the PREPaRE coordinator for information on scheduling a Training of Trainers Workshop.

The PREPaRE Model

Related Resources

PREPaRE: An Overview Presentation
This presentation provides a brief overview of the PREPaRE curriculum.

Core Developers and Trainers
Learn about the authors and core trainers of the PREPaRE curriculum.

PREPaRE FAQ
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the PREPaRE curriculum, workshop logistics, associated costs, and more.

PREPaRE Brochure
Download and share this brochure with leaders in your school community to learn about the PREPaRE curriculum.