The Office of School Safety is dedicated to providing training that helps schools deter, prevent, mitigate, and respond to school violence. Our training initiatives are shown below.
School Threat Assessment Conference
The School Threat Assessment Conference will feature national presenters discussing best practices in threat assessment. Tentative presenters include Steven Driscoll, Lead Social Science Research Specialist with the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, and Dr. Peter Langman, a psychologist who specializes in preventing school violence. This event will satisfy the threat assessment training requirement for members of the School Safety Intervention Team. Lodging at the state rate of $82/night is available for each event.
|April 1-2, 2019||Agenda||UW-River Falls||$82/night1||https://wisdoj-school-threat-uwrf.eventbrite.com|
1You must telephone Best Western Plus Campus Inn, 100 Spring Street, River Falls, at (715) 425-1045 and mention group name "Wisconsin DOJ" to get this rate.
School Violence Threat Assessment Team training
The School Violence Threat Assessment Team course is for school administrators, counselors, security personnel and SRO/ERO's. This course will explain who should be part of the threat assessment team, the intent behind threat assessment tools such as the Violence Risk Assessment, how to assess the risk level associated with a threat, and how to determine the appropriate response to a specific threat. Attendees will complete table top exercises and evaluate their own policies. Attendees are encouraged to bring the threat assessment tool used in their school district and their school district's policy regarding threats of violence to the training. This is an eight hour course delivered by school administrators and law enforcement officers. Attendance is restricted to school employees and law enforcement officers.
|April 24, 2019||Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools||https://tat-2019-04-24.eventbrite.com|
|April 26, 2019||Western Technical College||https://tat-2019-04-26.eventbrite.com|
|April 30, 2019||Oshkosh Area School District|
|May 1, 2019||CESA 11, Turtle Lake||https://tat-2019-05-01.eventbrite.com|
|May 3, 2019||Waukesha County Tech, Pewaukee||https://tat-2019-05-03.eventbrite.com|
|May 6, 2019||Warrens, Three Bears Resort||https://tat-2019-05-06.eventbrite.com|
|June 11, 2019||Pulaski Community School District||https://tat-2019-06-11.eventbrite.com|
|June 12, 2019||Neenah School District||https://tat-2019-06-12.eventbrite.com|
|June 14, 2019||Wausau School District||https://tat-2019-06-14.eventbrite.com|
|June 17, 2019||Tomahawk School District||https://tat-2019-06-17.eventbrite.com|
|July 17, 2019||Kewaunee School District||https://tat-2019-07-17.eventbrite.com|
|July 24, 2019||Abbotsford School District||https://tat-2019-07-24.eventbrite.com|
|July 30, 2019||Western Tech College||https://tat-2019-07-30.eventbrite.com|
|August 16, 2019||Appleton School District||https://tat-2019-08-16.eventbrite.com|
|August 19, 2019||Stratford School District||https://tat-2019-08-19.eventbrite.com|
There is no charge for this training. Additional dates are coming soon.
Adolescent Mental Health training
The Adolescent Mental Health training curriculum was created by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. This 12-hour course includes information on developmentally appropriate behavior vs. mental illness, symptoms of specific diagnosis, trauma informed practices, de-escalation techniques, engaging parents in the process, and a community service provider discussion panel. Attendance is restricted to school employees and law enforcement officers.
There is no charge for this training for the required 10% minimum of school staff attending. Staff in excess of 10% will be billed to the district (but grant funds may be applied to this expense). Additional dates are coming soon.