Threat Assessment

Resources and best practices for establishing and maintaining a team of people who identify, evaluate, and address threats to school safety.

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
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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.
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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
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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
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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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Staff: Back to School Resources

This brief guide offers resources to help school staff as they plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom.
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TOPICS School Climate, Threat Assessment
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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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A Quick Guide to Information Sharing During Threat Reporting & Assessment

This guide brings together resources that explain when to release or withhold student information collected through reporting systems and threat assessment processes.
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, Threat Assessment
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Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM): Best Practice Considerations for K–12 Schools

This school safety and crisis resource by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) examines the evidence-based best practices of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) in a K-12 school setting.
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Publications

What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse contains a collection of evidence-based education programs and research.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on crime & crime prevention, juveniles, law enforcement, and technology & forensics.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse

The Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse was created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the reopening and continuing operations of schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
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SchoolSafety.gov

SchoolSafety.gov is a clearinghouse of resources related to safe schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

VetoViolence.CDC.gov

VetoViolence.CDC.gov contains a collection of youth violence prevention programs.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
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Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment

This webinar reviews the essential features of school threat assessment, how and when it should occur, how it differs from other forms of threat assessment, and who is involved in a multidisciplinary team.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, Threat Assessment
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Getting Buy-In for Anonymous Reporting Systems

This webinar will guide participants on benefits and steps of adopting an ARS at their school
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, Threat Assessment
Webinars