Tennessee Schools Prepare
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Crisis SupportTennessee Schools PREPARE (TSP) is a program designed to develop and then disseminate information to school districts that will assist all schools in advancing and maturing the response and recovery portion of their emergency management plan.  TSP is an ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders, an ecological process enabling Tennessee schools to respond to crisis with effective, best practice interventions.

The Program Goals include:

  • Tennessee schools will be prepared to offer students, staff, educators and parent's immediate and effective assistance in the aftermath of a school crisis, with the goal of mitigating long-term emotional suffering of survivors and to restore a supportive and productive learning environment.
  • Crisis response plans will be realistic, useful, and accessible at the time of the emergency.
  • Tennessee school personnel will be empowered to train and develop a crisis response team.

Recent News
New resources are available through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for parents and caregivers at the following link:
If you have questions or would like to have the PREPARE program presented in your district at no cost to your school, please contact janet.watkins@tn.gov.

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