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

Using Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Principles to Support Student and Staff Resiliency

In this webinar, participants learn how they can improve their school's understanding of trauma, and enhance staff and student resiliency.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate

An Introduction to Restorative Practices

This guide allows for any school personnel to learn what restorative practices are, their benefits, and considerations for their use in a school setting.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
 Toolkits & Guides

School Safety Communications Planning Guide

This guide is intended to serve as a quick-start to help school leaders plan and share school safety-related initiatives and news with their communities.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Social Media
 Toolkits & Guides

Physical Security Measures Overview

Designed for school personnel, this resource provides a snapshot of what physical security measures are and how they can be implemented in a school.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
 Toolkits & Guides

A Quick Guide to Information Sharing During Threat Reporting & Assessment

This guide brings together resources that explain when to release or withhold student information collected through reporting systems and threat assessment processes.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

Engaging Youth in Violence Prevention

Join us and hear from youth leaders from the 4000+ Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Clubs that are actively engaged in violence prevention efforts throughout the country.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate

This Tuesday, August 16th from 12:00-1:00 pm ET @remstacenter will be hosting a #webinar discussing the role of mental health professionals in supporting school safety efforts at the local level.

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On 9/14, the @NationalCouncil will join us for a live webinar where participants will learn how to improve their school's understanding of trauma & enhance the compassion resilience of both staff & students.
Register now: #SchoolSafety

A new #training released by @CDCgov is designed to help educators and school staff recognize and support students affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Click below to learn more about this free resource: