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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Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence

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STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting (Spring 2024)

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

STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting (Spring 2024)

Join your fellow STOP grantees for an engaging networking event! Get the latest National Center for School Safety updates and hear from special guest Kate Clabaugh, Director of Government Affairs at the National Parent Teacher Association.
TOPICS Capacity Building
 Webinars

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Threat Assessment Program

This section (3) describes steps for evaluating the effectiveness of a threat assessment program, including topics such as implementation fidelity and the impact of threat assessment on students.
Section 3 PDF
TOPICS Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

How to Select and Train Your School Threat Assessment Team

This section (1) addresses what schools need to consider in deciding to use a threat assessment approach in an equitable way that protects student rights. This includes a review of existing safety practices and discipline policies, examination of staff resources, and administrative and school community support for threat assessment.
Section 1 PDF
TOPICS Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

How to Implement Threat Assessment in Your School

This section (2) stresses the vital role of threat assessment in school safety plans, highlighting the importance of equitable implementation. Considerations include existing safety measures, staff availability, and community backing for adopting this approach.
Section 2 PDF
TOPICS Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

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.
Complete Toolkit
TOPICS Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

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
 Videos