Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Crisis Response Team Trainings

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), School Safety Office has contracted with the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) to provide training for school and district personnel on crisis response and critical incident stress management.  The list of training dates and locations is included below. 


This three-day training will address skills and concepts needed to handle small-scale crisis events as well as mass casualty events that occur within the school community. Such events could include natural or environmental disasters, fire or facility damage, transportation or on-site accidents, active attack or hostage events, sudden loss of life, and other critical incidents that affect the educational community.  Completion of the training will help districts understand how to best fill the roles and responsibilities needed in the event of a school crisis, as well as forming a multidisciplinary team that engages in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.


Each school district is encouraged to send up to three (3) school personnel (administrators, staff, and educators) to attend this training and serve as members of school and district crisis response teams. District administration must approve staff attendance. ADE/DESE staff interested in attending should contact the School Safety Office.  


Registration is available through ESC Works. Classes are limited to 50 attendees. Registration for up to 3 attendees from each district will be covered by DESE. Additional costs for travel and meals are not covered by DESE.  


Great Rivers - Feb 14-16 


Arch Ford - March 7-9 


Arkansas River - March 28-30 


Guy Fenter - April 4-6 


Southwest - April 11-13 


Dawson - April 18-20 


Northcentral - April 25-27 


Southeast - May 9-11 


OUR - May 23-25 


Northeast - June 13-15 


South Central - June 27-29 



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