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‚Äč, 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.


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.


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


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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Latest Trainings & Resources

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools (TIROS) Toolkit

A toolkit outlining a framework for implementing Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented (TIROS) approaches in schools and school districts.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
TYPE Resource Toolkit

Podcast Episode 6: Restorative Practices, Part 2

This is the second episode of two podcasts about restorative practices at the Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. We explore getting buy-in, coordinating with school resource officers, and how to sustain the programs.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
TYPE Podcast
 Self-Paced Training

The Teen Brain (School Resource Officer Video Series)

Unlike traditional law enforcement officials, School Resource Officers (SROs) work almost exclusively with young people, so it is crucial they understand how students think and make decisions. But that is no easy task.
Watch on YouTube
TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
TYPE Video
 Self-Paced Training