PREPaRE Workshop

School Crisis Response

The PREPaRE curriculum has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as part of NASP's long-term leadership in supporting and developing school crisis prevention and response capabilities at the local level. 

Schools play a critical role in meeting the needs of students, staff, families and often the local community during times of crisis. They must have crisis plans and trained teams in place to serve this function effectively within the unique context of the school culture. 

PREPaRE is the only comprehensive curriculum developed by school-based professionals with firsthand experience and formal training. The curriculum builds on existing personnel, resources,and programs; provides for sustainability; and can be adapted to individual school needs and size. 

The PREPaRE model has been implemented by School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum local school districts across the country and has begun to be used internationally, and has proven highly effective for schools committed to improving and strengthening their school safety and crisis management capacities.

PREPaRE Workshop 1
Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

This one-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;
  • the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles; and
  • how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising and evaluating safety and crisis plans.

Upon completion of Workshop 1, participants may continue their training by taking Workshop 2.

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PREPaRE Workshop 2
Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

This two-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 will:

  • teach participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma;
  • help to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure;
  • evaluate the degree of psychological trauma;
  • respond to the psychological needs of members of the school community; and
  • examine 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.

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Registration Details

You must register in advance. Details such as location and registration fee will be available once registration is opened. Generally, your fee covers:

  • Instruction conducted by NASP-certified PREPaRE trainers
  • A set of NASP Workshop materials in workbook and CD formats
  • Continuing education credits from NASP
  • Free parking

For additional questions, send an email to School Psychology Department.

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Informational brochure provided by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Meet the Instructors

Todd Savage

Todd Savage, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School Psychology Program

President-Elect of NASP


Scott Woitaszewski, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of School Psychology