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.

 

Webinar Series: Applying for a Digital Mapping of School Buildings Grant

Presented by Jacob Dorff, Grants Specialist for the Office of School Safety

 

New to grants or never completed an application before? We are here to help! OSS is hosting a series of virtual webinars to discuss this opportunity and answer questions, and then move through completion of an application together. Please click on one of the following dates to register. You do not have to be grant writer or have grant writing experience to participate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact OSS Grants Specialist, Jacob Dorff at schoolsafetygrants@doj.state.wi.us.

 

Tuesday April 2, 10 - 11:30 AM

Thursday April 18, 1 - 2:30 PM

Monday June 10, 2 - 3:30 PM

 

Mitigating Trauma in School Safety Drills

Presented by Trish Kilpin, Director of the Office of School Safety

 

School lockdowns and safety drills are important components of safety planning. This 75-minute recorded webinar provides guidance on factors school administrators and staff must take into account when planning for and conducting drills. Unique considerations within the school environment, including protecting both physical and psychological safety, are discussed. Resources for safety planning are shared.

 

Watch the video

Passcode: T*dOd9@3

 

Foundations of Targeted Violence Prevention

 

The goal of this self-paced course is to educate the public on threatening or potentially concerning behaviors and where to report them.  The entire course will take 75 minutes to complete.

 

Click here to take the course.

 

Speak up Speak Out Training and Promotional Package 

 

The SUSO training video is available to assist the learner to instruct the SUSO age-appropriate training curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students. 

 

The SUSO promotional toolkit was developed and available to include items such as:

  • SUSO Brochures, Flyers, Push card, and Posters
  • Parent Letter
  • SUSO training best practices
  • SUSO Reimbursement FAQ
  • PowerPoint Presentations for Elementary, Middle, and High School students as well as presenter notes

If you are interested in learning more about the SUSO Training and Promotional Package, please email schoolsafety@doj.state.wi.us

 

Comprehensive School Safety: Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and Standard Reunification Method (SRM) 

 

In this course, the Office of School Safety (OSS) will present a model of comprehensive school safety and introduce SRP and SRM.  These procedures are practical, action based, responses given to any situation within a school community.  The six specific actions performed after an incident include Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter, and Reunify.  The SRM is utilized to reunite students with parents and guardians after an emergency or crisis.  This training is free.

 

Training Date Location Registration Link
SRP and SRM

March 11, 2024

8 am - 4 pm

Jackson Police Department
N168W19851 Main Street
Jackson, WI  53037

 

March 11 Registration

SRP

April 8, 2024

8:30 am - noon

Milwaukee, WI Registration at capacity

 

    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Training 

     

    The Office of School Safety offers training in Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management.  This course is designed to provide school administrators, school mental health professionals, security personnel and law enforcement with an understanding of why threat assessment is an important part of violence prevention in schools. Topics include the following: how threat assessment fits in the framework of comprehensive school safety, overview of research and findings related to threat assessment, investigative themes and core concepts of threat assessment, key aspects for creating school-based threat assessment teams and process, how to determine the appropriate response to concerning behavior, and potential strategies for threat management. Training will involve lecture, discussion, and tabletop scenarios. This training is free of cost.

     

    Training Date Location Registration Link
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    February 29, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Blackhawk Technical College Conference Center

    6004 S County Road G 
    Janesville, WI 53546

    February 29 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    March 20, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Prairie du Chien Area Arts Center (inside the high school)

    800 East Crawford St. 
    Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

    March 20 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    April 16, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Green Bay Community Church

    600 Cardinal Ln #6731 
    Green Bay, WI 54313   

    April 16 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    April 17, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Fox Valley Technical College's
    Public Safety Training Center

    W6400 Cty Rd BB 
    Appleton, WI 54914

    April 17 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    May 2, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    School District of West Salem
    Heider Center Auditorium

    405 E. Hamlin St. 
    West Salem, WI 54669

    May 2 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    May 3, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Mauston High School Auditorium

    800 Grayside Ave. 
    Mauston, WI 53948

    May 3 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    May 14, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Wausaukee School District Office

    N11941 Hwy 141 
    Wausaukee WI 54177

    May 14 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    May 15, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Shawano Community Middle School

    1050 S Union St.

    Shawano, WI 54166

    May 15 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    June 11, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Hudson High School

    1501 Vine Street 
    Hudson, WI 54016  

    June 11 Registration
    Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Course

    June 12, 2024

    8 am - 4 pm

    Chippewa Falls High School

    735 Terrill St. 
    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

    June 12 Registration

     

    Critical Incident Response Training 

     

    When critical incidents or crisis events occur in a school, quick access to effective resources that minimize the traumatic impact on students and staff is essential. At the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office of School Safety (OSS) we prioritize the need for prompt, efficient, evidence-based crisis interventions to promote recovery after a crisis event. The OSS has dedicated federal grant funds from the Office of Justice programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program to develop and train participants who will serve as regionally based Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) members. There are 12 regional teams in Wisconsin that align with the 12 CESA regions. The teams are comprised of multidisciplinary volunteers trained in crisis response and intervention. This training will take place regionally and is geared towards participants who have not previously attended the CIR training and are interested in serving as a member of the regional CIRT which they are a part of.  At the conclusion of training, participants will be asked to sign the CIRT Agreement to establish a mutual understanding between OSS and individual CIRT members. 

    The purpose of the training is to provide CIRT members the right sized, solutions-oriented approach to crisis response and recovery techniques that “do no harm” and the ability to supplement the resources and support networks that are already in place in our schools. Participants will be expected to attend all 3 days of training which includes the following curriculum:

     

    • PREPaRE 2 Workshop – NASP/School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training – (16) hours
    • Comprehensive School Safety: Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and Standard Reunification Method (SRM) – (4) hours
    • Community Circling, Care for the Caregiver, CIR Resources and Toolkit – (3) hours

     

    Applications for the CIR training will be reviewed and approved. Participants will receive an email once the registration is complete.