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 Resource Officer (Basic)
The Appleton School District, in partnership with the Office of School Safety, is sponsoring Basic School Resource Officer courses. This is a forty-hour block of instruction designed for law enforcement officers and school safety professionals working in an educational environment and with school administrators. The course provides tools for officers to build positive relationships with both students and staff. The course is also beneficial for educational professionals dedicated to providing a safe learning environment and provides a more in-depth understanding of the role and functions of an SRO. This course is limited to sworn Wisconsin school resource officers, sworn school liaisons, and school officials.
|June 21-25, 2021||Appleton||Register using your official Wisconsin LE/K-12 email address|
|July 19-23, 2021||Appleton||Register using your official Wisconsin LE/K-12 email address|
|Oct. 11-15, 2021||online||Register using your official Wisconsin LE/K-12 email address|
SUSO Tip Line: Train-the-Trainer
These webinars are a train-the-trainer curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students. The material presented is age-appropriate information on when and how to use the free statewide confidential tip line to report threats of school violence. There will be two courses available; one for elementary students and one for middle school/high school students. The elementary specific presentation focuses on “telling a trusted adult” when someone makes them feel unsafe. The middle school/high school presentation focuses more on school violence prevention, the use of the tip line application and making a tip. How these presentations can/should be delivered. This presentation is intended to be provided directly to students during school hours. The information can be provided to them during homeroom, study hall or during a general assembly for each individual grade. The training is projected to only take 10-15 minutes of student’s time.
After the completed webinar you will receive a virtual toolkit to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. The virtual toolkit that will include:
- Ready to deliver curriculum package
- Ready to print promotional items
- Letter to parents introducing SUSO
- Link to the SUSO store
- A SUSO school fact sheet
- A SUSO law enforcement agency fact sheet
Basic Threat Assessment Team Course
(Required by Round 2 of School Safety Grants)
The Basic Threat Assessment Team course is for school administrators, pupil services staff, security personnel and school resource officers, and local law enforcement. This course explains 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. Attendance is restricted to school employees and law enforcement officers. There is no charge for this training.
Prior to the live webinar, you are required to individually register for and complete three 2-hour recorded webinars. You must complete these individually, as the webinar analytics allow us to track that the recorded webinars were completed. If you do not complete all three recorded webinars in their entirety at least 24 hours in advance, you will not receive credit for completing the live webinar series.
- School Threat Assessment and Exclusionary Discipline: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6831879677875092236
- Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5095777206094921223
- What is Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin? https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8387436843369335563
The live webinar uses case studies to familiarize you with performing the Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol. By the end of the webinar you will have completed a threat assessment. The registration link below is for the 2-1/2 hour live instructor-led webinar.
|TBD - 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.
|TBD||More dates will be announced|
There is no charge for this training. Additional dates are coming soon.
Adolescent Mental Health training
(Required by Round 2 of School Safety Grants)
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.
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.