This workshop provides guidance on conducting a student psychoeducational group curriculum. This Tier 2 mental health crisis intervention facilitates student recovery by providing direct instruction regarding crisis event facts, expected consequences of crisis exposure, and adaptive coping strategies. During this workshop participants are provided instruction on using the curriculum. It explores how to adapt these lessons for different developmental levels (grades K–12) and language proficiency through the use of hypothetical crisis scenarios.
Note: While consistent with the PREPaRE curriculum, this session is not considered one of the core PREPaRE workshops.
This session will help participants
1. implement a 1-hour psychoeducational group curriculum differentiated for grade levels, student language proficiency, and developmental level;
2. empower and assist students in restoring basic problem-solving abilities and managing self-care in responses to crises;
3. apply their knowledge of the PREPaRE student psychoeducational group during activities addressing hypothetical crisis scenarios; and
4. identify how student psychoeducational groups fits into systems-level services as outlined by the NASP Practice Model.