Counseling and School Psychology

PREPaRE School Crisis Workshops

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

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

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

Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27, 2019 (Both days required)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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. Completion of PREPaRE Workshop 1 is not required prior to taking Workshop 2.


Registration Details

All workshops will be held at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center, in Hudson, WI. The two workshops are related, but stand alone. You do not need to complete Workshop 1 to attend Workshop 2. If you are planning to attend both workshops, you must register for each workshop separately.

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Your fee of $119 for Workshop 1 and $238 for Workshop 2 covers:

  • Instruction conducted by NASP-certified PREPaRE trainers
  • A set of NASP Workshop materials and resources in workbook and CD formats 
  • Continuing education units from NASP (6.5 CEUs for Workshop 1, 13.0 CEUs for Workshop 2)
  • Free parking

Lunch is not included. Several food options are situated nearby in Hudson. All questions may be directed to Dr. Scott Woitsazewski.

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

Meet the Instructors

Todd Savage

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

President of NASP 2015-16


Scott Woitaszewski, Ph.D., NCSP

Professor and Director of School Psychology


Member, NASP's School Safety & Crisis Response Committee

Contact Us

Caroline Baker
Counseling Program Director
224 Wyman Education Building

Scott Woitaszewski
School Psychology Program Director
227 Wyman Education Building