Safe Schools. Healthy Kids.

The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional training and technical assistance center focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence.

Training and Technical Assistance

We provide a wide-variety of school safety trainings and technical assistance opportunities through webinars, in-person and online training, toolkits, and more.


Join live webinars hosted by our topic experts for information on implementing and evaluating school safety initiatives, or view a previously recorded webinar available online for on-demand viewing.

Self-Paced Training

Advance your school safety knowledge through self-guided instructional coursework, interactive exercises, and videos.

Expert Opinions

Examine our topic experts’ latest evidence-based findings in school safety and violence prevention strategies.


Stay up-to-date on the current trends and best practices in school safety through our systematic literature reviews, reports, and journal articles.


Explore implementation and resource toolkits to learn best practices in administering school safety initiatives.

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Learning Communities

Engage with school safety practitioners from around the country and join peer-to-peer discussions of goals, challenges, and best practices facilitated by our trainers and topic experts.

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In-Person Training

Attend one of our in-person trainings and participate in expert-led workshops, lectures, and interactive sessions.

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Events and Trainings

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Latest Resources

Public Health Approach to Evaluating School Safety Initiatives

An introductory training to help you start thinking about evaluation as you implement school safety programming, ensuring that you set the proper foundation for your researcher.
TOPICS Capacity BuildingComprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Online Training (Self-Paced)
 Self-Paced Training

Focusing On Safety Report

Understanding school safety needs and concerns through school superintendents focus group discussions
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Reports

Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration Training Series

In this four-part interactive training series, join a multi-disciplinary group of experts each session as they share and discuss their diverse perspectives on school climate.
TOPICS School Climate TYPE
 Expert Opinions