Long Island School Practitioner Action Network

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The work of LISPAN represents the efforts of a bi-county, voluntary network of school-based crisis team members and others.  LISPAN membership is not meant to substitute for the crisis prevention  efforts of other local, state, or federal first responders, but to enhance it with meaningful psychological interventions and supports that we believe are unique to the culture of the schools.  LISPAN is not a corporate entity, but may accept donations or grant funds for the purpose of expanding its' mission.

LISPAN would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Lynn Allen, Dr. Jeanne Gold, and Mr. Michael Sellet from the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Regional Crisis Team (PNW-RCT) and Dr. Thomas DeMara from LIU/C.W. Post for their exemplary and charitable professional development.  We look forward to continued collaboration with local and regional leaders in the field of crisis management and emergency response.  

The sustainability of the LISPAN shall be governed by a voluntary Steering Committee of Nassau and Suffolk County school-based mental health crisis team staff, and any other duly NYS retired licensed professionals the committee deems necessary.  The membership of the committee will be revised on an annual basis in June of every year, and will be based on expressed interest of new LISPAN member reps to serve as well as present members to continue to serve.  The number of persons on this committee shall be limited to twelve, and the committee will meet on a monthly basis in person, or via teleconference, as the committee deems most efficient.  The charge of this committee shall be to expand LISPAN membership, recruit the best speakers for ongoing monthly network trainings, dialogue with NYSED and other political groups who may support our mission, and be available to network with potential school districts who are contemplating membership.