Effective Communication Strategies & Crisis De-Escalation Services for School Counselors and Social Workers: SELF-PACED ONLINE

13 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025

Successful school crisis prevention and response involves a comprehensive approach that installs a continuum of behavioral health supports and services, including universal focus on positive school climate and social emotional learning, behavioral health literacy for teachers and students, crisis preparedness for all school personnel, a focus on educator and school staff well-being, and availability of on-site school behavioral health providers, including both school- and community-employed professionals. This three-part series is intended for school counselors and social workers in Nevada.

Part 1: Mitigating Weapons and Violence in Schools

By the end of this learning session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify four key facts about school gun violence.

  • Discuss effective school and community partnerships to reduce weapons and violence in schools.

  • Describe effective prevention policies to curb school violence.

Part 2: Positive Communication Strategies

By the end of this learning session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss principles of crisis communication

  • Outline the four phases of crisis management cycle

  • Describe generational differences that contribute to misunderstanding in communication.

Part 3: Collaborative Approaches in Suicidal Communication

By the end of this learning session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify collaborative approaches to effectively engage individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts.

  • Demonstrate effective conversational strategies to increase the likelihood of positive outcomes with individuals experiencing suicidal ideation.

  • Discuss self-care approaches to address practitioner stress when addressing suicide ideation.

Presented by: Kate Speck, PhD MAC LADC

Continuing Education Units: 3 CEUs (1 CEU Per Part)

This training is approved for continuing education by the Nevada Certification Board for PRSS as well as by the boards listed here Please Note: this course has NOT been pre-approved by the Nevada Board of Education.

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.


Date Fri, Jan 13 2023 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Wed, Sept 13 2023 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price FREE for a Limited Time
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