Trauma and Crisis Support

For immediate crisis support, please contact Dr. Jill Brown at 712-222-6061.

Northwest AEA has a team of trained professionals to help support you and your staff with trauma and crisis events.

We are available to help before, during, and after crisis events.

PREPaRE Training

One of the best ways to be ready for a crisis event is to participate in the PREPaRE training curriculum, 3rd edition.  We have links to helpful materials in the resource section below.  We recommend that you complete the PREPaRE training before using these resources.

All school administrators and crisis response team members are encouraged to attend PREPaRE training.

The PREPaRE curriculum has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as part of NASP's decade-long leadership in providing evidence-based resources and consultation related to school crisis prevention and response. PREPaRE training is ideal for schools committed to improving and strengthening their school safety and crisis management plans and emergency response. 2015 PREPaRE Logo


Crisis Events

Suicide Events


If you have had a crisis event or need immediate support, please contact Dr. Jill Brown (

For more information about PREPaRE training and other safety training opportunities, contact Jennifer Collins (

Additional contact information can be found at the bottom of the page.

National Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 988 or 800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line by texting "HOME" to 741741

The Trevor Project crisis hotline for LGBTQ+ call 866-488-7386

Local Community Resources

Mobile Crisis Outreach Map

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AEA Mental Health and Well-Being

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Jill Brown

Director of Instructional Coaching

712-222-6061 Email Jill Brown
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Jennifer Collins

Mental Health Coordinator

712-222-6036 Email Jennifer Collins