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 Resources

'Crisis Communications' and 'Ongoing Grief' crisis navigation resources are now available

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A Positive Youth Development Approach to School Safety

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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

CMS Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming for School-based Settings

This guide was releaed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It offers new flexibilities and consolidates existing guidance, making it easier for all schools to receive payment for delivering Medicaid-covered services.
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TOPICS Capacity Building
 Toolkits & Guides

A Positive Youth Development Approach to School Safety

This comprehensive model is designed to help practitioners and policymakers understand how the strategies they choose may be related to a larger context of school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
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K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit

This toolkit created by CISA and NTAC includes strategies and guidance for safety reporting programs and encouraging bystander reporting.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
 Toolkits & Guides

Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management at a Glance

This brief synopsis of Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management (BTAM) provides an overview of how BTAM can promote safety and prevent violence in school communities.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

Empowering Youth

This self-paced training provides an overview of youth empowerment theory and shares examples of youth empowering programs.
TOPICS Capacity Building
 Self-Paced Trainings

STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting (Spring 2023)

STOP Grantees are invited to the Spring 2023 Quarterly Meeting. Come together with fellow STOP grantees to hear updates from NCSS and engage in small-group networking. In this quarter’s session, we will be discussing suicide prevention and taking a look at the 2021 CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey data.
TOPICS Capacity Building