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.

 

Basic Threat Assessment Team Course

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.

 

Date Location Registration Link
November 13, 2019 Sauk Prairie School District https://tat-11-13-2019.eventbrite.com

 

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
November 14, 2019 Sauk Prairie School District https://atat-11-14-2019.eventbrite.com

 

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
October 3-4, 2019 Sheboygan School District

https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1012

October 16-17, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=843
November 26-27, 2019 Fall Creek School District

https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1167

February 26-27, 2020 Wisconsin Rapids School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=844
April 22-23, 2020 Wisconsin Rapids School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=847
June 2-3, 2020 Verona School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1065
June 3-4, 2020 Verona School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1067
June 11-12, 2020 Hudson High School https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1013
June 15-16, 2020 Cudahy School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1068
June 16-17, 2020 Eau Claire - North High School https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=911
June 18-19, 2020 Wausau School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1066
June 22-23, 2020 Dodgeville School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=948
July 14-15, 2020 Eau Claire - North High School https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=913
July 15-16, 2020 Berlin School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1069
August 10-11, 2020 West Bend School District https://nasro.org/events/?event-id=1070

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.