Training Opportunities

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.


SRP/SRM Train-the-Trainer

This workshop introduces the concepts and history of the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method, how to educate students and staff in the programs, and strategies to implement the programs. Introduced in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol is a proven enhancement to school safety planning. Thousands of schools in the US and Canada have adopted the program. Introduced in 2012, the Standard Reunification Method fills a critical void in school safety planning: How to reunite students with their parents after a crisis. Also included in the training is a segment on Incident Command and how it relates to crisis management for educators

Date Location Registration Link
February 20, 2020 hosted by Oshkosh School District

There is no charge for this training.


Digital Threat Assessment Training

The Digital Threat Assessment training is provided by Safer Schools Together, it was developed through the need to keep pace with ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. These challenges have entered the education domain with force and have overwhelmed school district staff throughout the world. The goal is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and provide strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. All aspects of school safety and threats to schools now involve a social media or online component and we need to be prepared.


Date Location Registration Link
March 23, 2020 Risser Justice Center
April 15, 2020 Pewaukee High School
April 16, 2020 Janesville Fire Station #1
April 17, 2020 Southern Door High School



Basic Threat Assessment Team Course

The Basic Threat Assessment Team course is for school administrators, pupil services staff, security personnel and school resource officers (or local law enforcement). This course will explain who should be part of the threat assessment team, the investigative themes important in a school based threat assessment, how to determine the severity of the threat, and how to determine the appropriate response to threatening behavior. 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 the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of School Safety staff. Attendance is restricted to school employees and law enforcement officers.

Date Location Registration Link
February 27, 2020 River Falls
March 20, 2020 Green Bay
March 25, 2020 Lake Delton
May 5, 2020 Shorewood
June 5, 2020 Iowa-Grant Schools
June 16, 2020 Mukwonago

There is no charge for this training. Additional dates are coming soon.



Advanced Threat Assessment Team Course


The Advanced Threat Assessment Team course is a training for school administrators, mental health professionals, security personnel and SRO’s who have already completed the Basic School Threat Assessment Team Course. This course will discuss concepts such as the pathway to violence, the intimacy effect, power/control, and cognitive bias. There will also be discussion regarding violent extremism including white supremacy/nationalism, Nazism, and religious radicalization.  A significant portion of this training will be focused on interviewing skills within the context of a threat assessment. This is an eight hour course delivered by Kristen Devitt, M.Ed., CTM, Director of the Office of School Safety at the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Date Location Registration Link
February 28, 2020 River Falls
March 26, 2020 Lake Delton

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.

Date Location Registration link
February 26-27, 2020 Wisconsin Rapids
March 3-4, 2020 Mukwonago
March 19-20, 2020 New Berlin

April 2-3, 2020 Green Bay

April 14-15, 2020 Baraboo

April 22-23, 2020 Wisconsin Rapids
June 2-3, 2020 Verona
June 3-4, 2020 Verona
June 8-9, 2020 Janesville
June 9-10, 2020 Janesville
June 10-11, 2020 Nekoosa
June 11-12, 2020 Hudson
June 11-12, 2020 Menomonie
June 15-16, 2020 Cudahy
June 16-17, 2020 Eau Claire
June 18-19, 2020 Wausau
June 22-23, 2020 Dodgeville
June 22-23, 2020 Oshkosh

June 24-25, 2020 Minocqua
July 14-15, 2020 Eau Claire
July 15-16, 2020 Berlin
July 20-21, 2020 Shawano
August 10-11, 2020 West Bend
August 17-18, 2020 De Soto

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.



Mental Health Training Requirements


The Office of School Safety will accept mental health training options that meet all the criteria and processes shown here as satisfying the School Safety Initiative round 2 grant training requirement. The Mental Health Training Form required for non-AMHT courses is available here. If a school is interested in sending more than 10% of their staff to mental health training meeting this requirement, reach out to the Grant Specialist for more information.