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Allies of Indiana
Lara Williams | Trainer

Training Contact: Lara Williams

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a trauma-informed training designed to teach individuals how to support another person experiencing emotional distress, including supporting co-workers, clients, family, and friends through three simple steps:

  1. Connecting
  2. emPowering and
  3. Revitalization.

eCPR training is experiential and includes didactic presentation, real-play experiences and group discussion. There are two training offerings for eCPR:

  • CPR certification (12 hours, usually offered over 2-3 days, don’t have to be consecutive) available both in person and virtual
  • 1-day Introduction (6 hours) available both in person and virtual

PREPaRE trains school-employed, youth workers,  mental health professionals and other educators how to best fill the roles and responsibilities generated by their membership on school crisis response teams. PREPaRE is the only comprehensive, nationally available training curriculum developed by educators (each of whom have firsthand school crisis response experience and formal training) for educators. The curriculum is based on the following assumptions:

  1. The skill sets of school-based professionals are best utilized when they are embedded within a multidisciplinary team that engages in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
  2. School and youth crisis management is relatively unique and, as such, requires its own model

Specifically, the PREPaRE model emphasizes that members of a youth crisis response teams must be involved in the following hierarchical and sequential set of activities:

    • P—Preventand prepare for crises
    • R—Reaffirmphysical health & welfare, and perceptions of safety & security
    • E—Evaluatepsychological trauma risk
    • P—Provideinterventions
    • a—and
    • R—Respondto mental health needs
    • E—Examinethe effectiveness of crisis preparedness

Learn more at alliesindiana.org.