PREPaRE is a crisis prevention and intervention model that prepares educators and school-based mental health professionals to feel confident in their abilities when they fill specific roles and responsibilities during a crisis event.
Reaffirm physical health & welfare, and perceptions of safety & security
Evaluate psychological trauma risk
Respond to mental health needs
Examine the effectiveness of crisis preparedness
This model is informed by documents published by the U.S. Department of Education and Homeland Security. You can find these documents linked in the Additional Resources section below.
Workshop 1 is a one-day training for all staff. This workshop informs on how to build a school environment that focuses on comprehensive school safety efforts that encompass both physical and psychological safety. Paticipants will learn about a brief overview of a school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, emphasizing on crisis prevention and preparedness.
Workshop 2 is a two-day training for crisis response staff. This workshop provides specialized information on the roles and responsibilities of school-based mental health professionals, specifically during crisis intervention and recovery. Participants in this workshops will develop skills to provide the necessary immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simulataneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor.
Do you have interest in becoming a PREPaRE trainer? ADE also offers train-the-trainer opportunities for those who want to provide the PREPaRE curriculum to others.
Upcoming PREPaRE Workshops:
Thursday, January 12, 2023 (PREPaRE Workshop 1)
Location: 1 N. Willard St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Office)
Workshop 1 Training of trainers is a one and a half day workshop that educates on how to become a trainer in the PREPaRE Workshop 1 curriculum. This is available to people trained in the general Workshop 1 curriculum.
Workshop 2 Training of trainers is a two-day workshop that trains on how to become a trainer in the PREPaRE Workshop 2 curriculum. This is available to people trained in the general Workshop 2 curriculum.
Please contact Ivonne Garber, School Preparedness Specialist, at [email protected] if you have interest in holding a PREPaRE workshop for your district.
You can access your Arizona PREPaRE Training Cadre peers' contact information using this PREPaRE Trainer Contact Information sheet.
The National Association for School Psychologists (NASP):