PREPaRE Workshop 2: Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools (3rd Edition) (WS030)

Thursday, February 17, 2022
9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday, February 18, 2022
9:00 AM–5:00 PM

  • CPD: 13
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. report reduced anxiety and fear associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions;
  2. report increased knowledge and confidence associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions;
  3. identify variables that help to estimate the number of individuals traumatized by a crisis;
  4. recognize the difference between common crisis reactions and mental illness;
  5. identify the elements of school crisis preparedness specified by the PREPaRE acronym;
  6. recognize risk factors that predict psychological trauma;
  7. identify the warning signs that indicate psychological trauma;
  8. place PREPaRE mental health crisis interventions on a multitiered continuum ranging from least to most restrictive; and
  9. match the degree of psychological trauma risk to the appropriate school crisis interventions.


The third edition of this PREPaRE workshop develops the knowledge and skills 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 skills 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.


Letter to Supervisor

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Preliminary Brochure

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