W-28: PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This workshop 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.

This 2-day, 13-hour workshop (6 hours on Thursday, 7 hours on Friday) 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. Workshop continues on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8:30 a.m.

CASP Members: $325, Non-members: $550

Bring your crisis team! $300 first member (must be CASP member), $275 for all other team members.

Note: The two-day, 6.5 hours-a-day PREPaRE workshop is being held at the CASP Convention without the Convention Registration Charge.

Dr. Stephen E. Brock, NCSP is a professor in the school psychology training program at California State University Sacramento (CSUS).  Before joining the CSUS faculty, Dr. Brock was the Lead Psychologist for Lodi Unified School District and is the lead author of the book Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model. One of the authors of the PREPaRE program, Dr. Brock is a former president of both CASP and NASP.

Robert Coad, M.A., LEP is a Walnut Valley Unified School District school psychologist, and member of the NASP School Safety and Crisis Response Committee and NASP National Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT).

Libby Barnish, EdS, LEP, MA, is a Lead School Psychologist for Green Dot Public Schools, California. In addition to being a PREPaRE trainer, she works at Locke High School in south central Los Angeles and also serves on the Board of the Orange County Association of School Psychologists (OCASP).

Strands: E, Topic: 10, Skill Level: I-III
NASP Domains: 4, 6