Agenda Item #49
National Organization of Victims Assistance (NOVA) Training
The National Organization of Victims Assistance (NOVA) consultant will conduct a forty (40) hour course training to cover techniques and protocols for providing crisis intervention to traumatized individuals and groups within our school district.
The 4 1/2 day training includes homework on the participants' own time. Included in the cost are: a workbook for each participant and a complimentary NOVA Crisis Response Refresher Training follow-up course. Participants will be credentialed through NOVA. The benefits for the district to obtain credentialed professionals are important for the following reasons:
Thirty-five (35) staff (Psychologists, Behavioral Analysts, Social Workers and other District personnel) will be trained at a cost of $89 per day, per participant, for a total of $400 per participant.
Approve the consultant agreement between Brevard Public Schools and Cheryl Ricardi, Certified NOVA Trainer, for a 4 1/2 day training which will occur December 9, 10, 18, 19, 20, 2013.
Information - 10/22/2013
Consent after Information11/19/2013
Authority for Action
Board Policy - 6540
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Other
Beth G. Thedy, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, x270
Dr. Magali Zeiters, Coordinator, Psychological Services, 868-6670, x202
Paula Ferrell, Resource Teacher, Student Services, x321