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.


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

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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

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

Systematic Review: Post-Crisis Interventions (Video)

Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, describes promising research into the effectiveness of post-crisis interventions, including key findings and recommendations from our systematic literature review.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans TYPE Video
 Self-Paced Training

Restorative Virtual Circles (Video)

Restorative Circles are a great way to build positive school environments and maintain strong, open relationships in the classroom.
TOPICS Mental HealthSchool Climate TYPE Video
 Self-Paced Training