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.

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New Podcast Episode

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

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School Threat Assessment Toolkit

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Trainings

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.

Resources

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

School Threat Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit provides schools with comprehensive guidance and practical tools for implementing behavioral threat assessment and management, ensuring fidelity to student rights in violence prevention efforts.
TOPICS Threat Assessment
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Expert Video: School Threat Assessment in Florida

In this video, Dr. Jenn Maeng presents findings from a new technical report on threat assessment. The report examines Florida threat assessment case data from the 2021-2022 school year, highlighting outcomes for over 22,000 cases.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment
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Firearm Safety, School Violence, and Youth Suicide

In this episode, join Drs. Marc Zimmerman, Cynthia Ewell Foster, and April Zeoli as they discuss how firearm safety plays a part in school violence, youth suicide, and youth intimate partner violence.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
 Podcasts

Community Engagement

In this episode, our discussion focuses on youth suicide prevention methods and the importance of community engagement in preventing firearm-related injury and youth suicide.
TOPICS Mental Health
 Podcasts

Anonymous Reporting Systems

In this episode, Dr. Libby Messman shares how anonymous reporting systems can be crucial in maintaining a safe and secure environment.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
 Podcasts

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

In this episode, we discuss Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and their impact on school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
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