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.



Digital Threat Assessment Course


The Digital Threat Assessment training is provided by Safer Schools Together, it was developed through the need to keep pace with the 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 - POSTPONED TBA Madison POSTPONED

April 15, 2020 -



April 16, 2020 - 


Janesville POSTPONED

April 17, 2020 - 





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
March 20, 2020 - POSTPONED TBA Notre Dame Academy - Green Bay POSTPONED
March 25, 2020 - POSTPONED TBA Lake Delton POSTPONED

May 5, 2020


May 27, 2020 Madison
June 5, 2020 Iowa-Grant Middle School
June 16, 2020 Mukwonago

June 17, 2020 Luxemburg

June 18, 2020 Milwaukee, Seton Catholic
June 19, 2020 Racine  

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
March 26, 2020 - POSTPONED TBA Lake Delton POSTPONED
May 28, 2020 Madison

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. The Round 2 grant requires recipient schools to send their 10% to this training. Click here for the instructions for signing up for this Adolescent Mental Health through NASRO's website. Attendance is restricted to school employees and law enforcement officers.

Date Location Registration link
March 19-20, 2020 - POSTPONED TBA New Berlin


March 30-31, 2020



April 2-3, 2020



April 14-15, 2020



April 22-23, 2020


Wisconsin Rapids POSTPONED
May 28-29, 2020 Oshkosh
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 22-23, 2020 Oshkosh

June 24-25, 2020 Minocqua
June 24-25, 2020 Reedsburg
July 13-14, 2020 Appleton
July 14-15, 2020 Eau Claire
July 15-16, 2020 Berlin
July 20-21, 2020 Shawano
July 22-23, 2020 Kaukauna
July 30-31, 2020 Milwaukee
August 3-4, 2020 Racine
August 10-11, 2020 West Bend
August 12-13, 2020 Holmen
August 17-18, 2020 De Soto
August 17-18, 2020 Shorewood

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.