The NASP PREPaRE curriculum provides relevant school personnel with comprehensive training on how to establish and serve on school safety and crisis response teams. The second edition of the curriculum integrates the roles of existing school staff and community providers in terms of the five crisis preparedness mission areas (prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery) and grounds them in ongoing school safety efforts. The curriculum incorporates basic principles articulated by the U.S. Departments of Education (2013) and Homeland Security (2008), as well as the Incident Command System delineated by the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
The PREPaRE model emphasizes the following hierarchical and sequential set of activities:
P—Prevent and prepare for psychological trauma
R—Reaffirm physical health and perceptions of security and safety
E—Evaluate psychological trauma risk
R—Respond to psychological needs
E—Examine the effectiveness of crisis prevention and intervention
Workshops 1 and 2 can be taken separately and are prerequisites to Training of Trainers participation.