PREPaRE Workshop 1: July 21, 2023 Bowling Green, Kentucky

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) and the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools (KAPS) have partnered together to bring you PREPaRE Workshop 1. Join us as we anticipate a great crowd here in south central Kentucky!  Thank you to Jon Akers with the Kentucky Center for School Safety for helping to provide this amazing opportunity!

Date:                 July 21, 2023

Time:                   8:30-4:30


This workshop is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to district and school administrators, school mental health professionals, teachers, other pupil services personnel, school resource officers, front office staff, transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

Trainers:             Dr. Bethanie Opell and Dr. Mackenzie Leachman

Location:            Embassy Suites Conference Center, 556 Hub Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Registration will open at 8:00 and the training will begin promptly at 8:30. Lunch each day will be on your own. 


Registration deadline is June 30, 2023. We need a minimum of 50 participants to hold this training so please register your team as soon as possible! 

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.

Provides a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.

Click here to see the learning objectives for this workshop.

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