PREPaRE Workshops

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.

PREPaRE Workshop 1, Second Edition, 2011
Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans.

  • 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: $35
  • 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, Second Edition, 2011
Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. 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: $45
  • 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 may be brought in to the school assist in response to a crisis.

PREPaRE Workshop 1, Training of Trainers, Second Edition, 2011
Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning 

This 5-hour session provides workshop participants with the information and practice needed to become a NASP PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness Workshop trainer. Included in this session is a review of the logistics of workshop presentation and specific guidance on how to present the workshop (with a special emphasis on a standardized delivery). From this session participants will be provided with the information needed to independently offer this session. All participants receive workshop presentation materials and a certificate of completion.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Workshop 1—You are eligible for the second edition ToT regardless of which curriculum workshop you took.
  • Provides workshop participants with the information and practice needed to become a NASP PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness Workshop trainer.
  • Per participant materials fee: $70
  • Maximum size of the group: 1 trainer per 8 participants

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

PREPaRE Workshop 2, Training of Trainers, Second Edition, 2011
Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

This 11-hour session provides workshop participants with the information and practice needed to become a NASP PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery Workshop trainer. Included in this session is a review of the logistics of workshop presentation and specific guidance on how to present the workshop (with a special emphasis on a standardized delivery). From this session participants are provided with the information needed to independently offer this session. All participants receive workshop presentation materials and a certificate of completion.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Workshop 2—You are eligible for the second edition ToT regardless of which curriculum workshop you took.
  • Provides workshop participants with the information and practice needed to become a NASP PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery Workshop trainer.
  • Per participant materials fee: $90
  • Maximum size of the group: 1 trainer per 8 participants

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.