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Upcoming Events

    • 27 Jun 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Jun 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • WV State Capitol Complex, Building 7
    • 26

    In partnership with the West Virginia School Psychologists’ Association (WVSPA), the West Virginia Department of Education is providing opportunities for WV school psychologists to participate in PREPaRE, Third Edition. 

    PREPaRE Workshop 1, Third Edition, Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery

    In this 1-day workshop participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. Additional topics addressed also include media/social media, communication, reunification, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. After this workshop, participants will be better prepared to improve their school’s climate, student resilience, and crisis response capabilities of school personnel. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing crisis prevention, mitigation, protection, response, and recovery.

    PREPaRE Workshop 2, Third Edition - Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools 

    This 2-day workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also help to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma-informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

    PLEASE NOTE: Individuals should not register if they cannot complete all three days.  Seating is limited.  Registration priority will be given to those who are being considered to complete the PREPaRE training of trainers in August. 


    YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN ALL THREE DAYS AND COMPLETE THE PRETEST AND POSTTEST ACTIVITIES TO RECEIVE 20 HRS OF CPD CREDIT!!  If you do not complete ALL THREE DAYS of the training, the copyrighted materials must be returned at your cost.

    Cost: $100 per participant for all 3 days to cover the cost of meals. PREPaRE training costs and materials are being provided through a grant received by WVDE.

    Please note: Charleston will be preparing for their Sternwheel Regatta and hotel availability may be limited. Plan accordingly if you will be staying in the area.

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