Safe Schools. Healthy Kids.

The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) is the BJA STOP Program National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider and is a multidisciplinary​, multi-institutional 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.

Webinars

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.

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.

Publications

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

Toolkits

Explore implementation and resource toolkits to learn best practices in administering school safety initiatives.

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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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Technical Assistance Grantee Hour

15 December 2021 - 3:00 pm

STOP grantees are invited to connect with our TA specialists and other grantees across the country. Please come with questions and be ready to unmute and join the conversation!

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Technical Assistance Grantee Hour

19 January 2022 - 3:00 pm

STOP grantees are invited to connect with our TA specialists and other grantees across the country. Please come with questions and be ready to unmute and join the conversation!

Learn More About TA

Technical Assistance Grantee Hour

16 February 2022 - 3:00 pm

STOP grantees are invited to connect with our TA specialists and other grantees across the country. Please come with questions and be ready to unmute and join the conversation!

Learn More About TA

Latest Trainings & Resources

Podcast Episode: Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership

In the first episode of our series “What It Means to Be a School Leader”, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith describes what a good leader is and what it means to be trauma-informed and resilience-oriented.
Listen on Anchor
TOPICS Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
TYPE Podcast
 Self-Paced Training

Why Aren’t They Telling You? (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In this video, learn more about what goes through a students’ mind when they hear something disturbing but choose not to report it, and the different ways you can remove barriers and build trust between yourself and your students.
Watch on YouTube
TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
TYPE Video
 Self-Paced Training

Fact Sheet: Improving Access and Care for Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions

This Fact Sheet from whitehouse.gov describes the various federal approaches being taken to address youth mental health and substance use.
Read Release
TOPICS Mental Health
TYPE Reports
 Publications