Mitigating Weapons and Violence in Schools: LIVE WEBINAR

4 May 2023
Effective Communication Strategies & Crisis De-Escalation Services for School Counselors and Social Workers 
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 webinar series is intended for school counselors and social workers in Nevada. Click to register for part 2 and part 3.

Part 1: Mitigating Weapons and Violence in Schools

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Presented by: Kate Speck, PhD MAC LADC

Continuing Education Units: 1 CEU

This training is approved for continuing education by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*

  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

*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.


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors

  • Nevada State Board of Nursing

  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors

  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

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About the Pathways in Crisis Services (PICS) Project:

The Pathways in Crisis Services Project provides academic course curriculum infusion and professional learning events focused on evidence-based crisis programs that include: crisis intervention, de-escalation services, mobile crisis and crisis stabilization for both target populations (Pre-service (students) and Practicing Behavioral Health Professionals) with the goal of increasing knowledge and skills leading to use in practice.

This program was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Bureau of Behavioral Health, Prevention, and Wellness through grant funding. 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. Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.


Date May 4, 2023 | 3:30 pm PDT
End Date May 4, 2023 | 4:30 pm PDT
Registration Start Date 03-01-2023 PDT
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 75
Spots Available 30
Cut Off Date 05-06-2023 PDT
Individual Price FREE
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