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Professional Development

The Idaho School Psychologist Association strives to provide Idaho School Psychologists and administrators the information they require to make sound decisions for students. Below you can find links to our professional development pages. 


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

​Please see Registration link below for PREPaRE Workshop 1 Training from Idaho Lives Project.

This training is great for school teams and limited to the first 100 participants who register. It will take place at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian, Idaho on May 3rd. The cost will be $30 per person to pay for the food and materials.

Register HERE

 PREPaRE crisis training, Workshop 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery!

Idaho Lives Project invites you to join on Wednesday, May 3rd at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian from 8 am to 4 pm.

Registration is $30 per person and includes the one-day training, all training materials, plus light refreshments and lunch. 

NASP certified trainer Susan F. Ruby, Ph.D. will lead the training.

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.
  • Maximum size of the group: 100 persons
  • Provides 7 hours of NASP approved CPD

Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training?
PREPaRE Workshop 1 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 school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff, transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

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