April 10, 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Shane Jimerson from the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara receives Award of Excellence for his leadership and scholarship in the field of school crisis intervention
Dr. Shane Jimerson, Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has recently received the 2007 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from the National Association of School Psychologists’ Crisis Management Division. This distinguished award recognizes his outstanding leadership and scholarly contributions to The Crisis Prevention and Intervention Workgroup. Dr. Jimerson and his colleagues have developed a nation-wide network of school based mental health professionals with school crisis intervention skills and knowledge. The workgroup has developed the PREPARE school crisis prevention and intervention training curriculum to give school-based mental health professionals guidance on how to best fill the roles and responsibilities generated by their membership on school crisis teams.
“The PREPARE school crisis prevention and intervention training curriculum will contribute to the safety and well-being of students across the country,” Dr. Jimerson commented. “Hundreds of school-based professionals have already participated in the training; this is particularly rewarding to bring this science to practice. Also, it is important to emphasize that this project included tremendous collaborative efforts with colleagues across the country. It is an incredible honor to be recognized by one’s colleagues.”
Dr. Jimerson continues to engage in leadership activities at the state, national, and international levels, advocating for children and bringing science to practice to promote the social and cognitive competence of children.
[Shane Jimerson is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]