Safe Schools. Healthy Kids.

The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) is focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence. We are the BJA STOP Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider.


We collaborate with school safety leaders, institutions, and community members to develop training in the latest school safety programs and best practices.

Training opportunities cover a wide range of topic areas and are available in multiple formats, including webinars, self-paced courses, peer-to-peer learning communities, toolkits, and more.


We have created and curated a number of resources to assist you in developing, implementing, and learning about school safety programs.

Looking for toolkits on trauma-informed programs? Information to help apply for and manage your school safety grant? Clearinghouses to explore the ecosystem of school safety programs?

We have a collection of these and more to help you along your school safety journey.

Technical Assistance

NCSS offers personalized technical assistance to STOP grantees wherever they are in the lifespan of their grant.

You can connect with your Technical Assistance Specialist by scheduling a one-on-one meeting, joining your fellow grantees during quarterly NCSS STOP Training and Technical Assistance Meetings, or in our monthly TA Grantee Hours.

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Latest Trainings & Resources

An Introduction to the Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Toolkit

TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate

Fostering Family Engagement in School

Join us to learn how schools can foster family involvement and engagement to increase student feelings of belonging and academic success.
TOPICS School Climate

STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting (June 2022)

STOP Grantees are invited to the June 2022 Quarterly Meeting. Join fellow STOP grantees from all regions to network and learn about successful practices in small groups.
TOPICS Capacity Building

Returning to School After a Crisis: A Guide to Addressing Traumatic Events at School

This guide provides school staff with strategies to support students following traumatic events. It contains lessons learned, discussion tips, and mental health resources to help cope with a trauma response,
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Mental Health
 Toolkits & Guides

Cross-Disciplinary Tabletop Workshop Series

In this four-session workshop series, facilitators from Sandy Hook Promise and NCSS will guide participants through discussions centered on specific school safety scenarios. Participants will reflect on their own organization’s capabilities and identify local risks and hazards.
TOPICS Capacity Building

The Next Five Things an SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In an earlier video in our SRO series, you learned the first five things an SRO should do. This last video of the series shares the next five things you should do.
Watch on YouTube
TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement

Our Fostering Family Engagement in Schools webinar, held last week, featured presenters from the @NationalCouncil discussing how schools could overcome barriers to engaging families. An on-demand version of this webinar can now be accessed here:

Is your school looking to refresh their knowledge around #MOUs? @remstacenter recently launched a FREE online course, "Developing Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for Enhancing Emergency Preparedness in the School Setting." Click here to learn more:

Families play a critical role in how students are recovering from the pandemic. Last month, @usedgov launched the National Parents & Families Engagement Council to facilitate effective relationships between schools and caregivers. Click here to learn more: