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ERIC Number: EJ901467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Persistence with PREPaRE Pays Off
Feinberg, Aaron
Communique, v38 n8 p6 Jun 2010
School districts nationwide are struggling with a variety of issues such as reduced financial resources, staffing challenges, and increased workloads. Partly as a result of these challenges, professional development opportunities, conferences, and trainings for school district employees have been reduced or eliminated. Despite this reality, skill-building opportunities remain important to meet the needs of the ever-changing school communities. Being interested in evolving professionally and helping his school district (Campbell Union High School District, San Jose, California) better serve students, the author thought about the aspects of his job that most interested him, the areas he wanted to gain additional expertise in, and the elements of the school system that could use some support. From this process he learned that he was particularly interested in increasing his crisis prevention and intervention expertise and supporting his district's growth in these areas. It also became evident that to meet these goals, both the author and his district needed additional training. Therefore, the author decided to be trained to facilitate the NASP "School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum" (PREPaRE). In this article, he presents a brief summary of what he learned. It should be noted that while this experience was obtained within the context of school district crisis preparedness, the lessons learned and the processes outlined can be applied to many challenges that school psychologists face.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California