The following information is resources to assist school psychologists in their efforts to advocate, build, and promote safer school climates.
MASP Crisis Response Liaison
These liaisons may be contacted to assist school districts with school crises or to provide PREPaRE training to assist school and district crisis teams. The current Crisis Response Liaisons are Shawna Rader Kelly and Andy Mogan. Shawna is a certified PREPaRE trainer for both Workshops 1 and 2. Andy is a certified PREPaRE trainer for Workshop 1. Further information about the PREPaRE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum can be found on the NASP website for NASP members
Montana Safe Schools Center Liaison
This liaison may be contacted to provide information about state and federal funds available to school districts. These funds may cover expenses for staff professional development, consultants, and mental health resources that help develop safer school systems. The current liaison is Jessica Carranza.
NASP School Climate, Safety, and Crisis Resources
The following resources are available to the public in order to support schools’ efforts to promote school safety and the ability of children and youth to cope with crisis events. http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/index.aspx
Social Justice – https://www.nasponline.org/social-justice
Implicit Bias – https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/diversity-and-social-justice/social-justice/implicit-bias-a-foundation-for-school-psychologists
Teaching Tolerance – https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources
Talking at Student Down from Violence – https://medium.com/synapse/how-to-talk-a-student-down-from-violence-6ed28808c56d#.5o6r87zf1
Suicide and Death
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Talking to kids about suicide attempts – https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/talk2kids/index.asp