ERIC Number: EJ899132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Securing PREPaRE Training in Your District
Reeves, Melissa; Cowan, Katherine C.
Communique, v37 n4 p1, 7-8 Dec 2008
The PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention Curriculum is the first comprehensive curriculum developed and offered by NASP. PREPaRE's purpose is to build the capacity of schools at the local level to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crisis events. Embedded in this primary goal is the ability to foster systems change consistent with and in support of a multitiered service delivery system. Specifically, PREPaRE provides school-based mental health professionals and other educators training on how to best fill the roles and responsibilities generated by their participation on school crisis teams and teaches specific intervention strategies to help in the intervention and recovery process. One of the issues that has arisen in some districts, however, is the challenge involved in proposing a new training like PREPaRE for staff development. Schools are busy with competing priorities and strapped with tightening budgets. A number of school psychologists have found creative ways to overcome these barriers, including securing grant funding, which does exist. The authors discuss how to secure grant funding and gain support for PREPaRE training in one's district.
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Crisis Intervention, School Psychologists, Grantsmanship, Prevention, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, Staff Development, School Psychology, Mental Health Programs, Change Strategies, Organizational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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