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.

 

 

School Safety Webinar Series

 

The Office of School Safety is introducing a weekly webinar available free to Wisconsin educators, law enforcement and behavioral health service providers. The webinar series will address topics related to school safety such as resilience, threat assessment, school resource officers, school safety drills and many others. These webinars are free and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please plan to join us for our weekly webinars!

 

Leadership Lessons from Columbine and Beyond

Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Frank DeAngelis, Principal of Columbine HS (ret.)

 

Best Practice Considerations for Schools in Active Shooter and Other Armed Assailant Drills

Thursday, April 30 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Dr. Melissa Reeves & Mo Canady

 

Standard Reunification Method for K-12 Schools

Thursday, May 7 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, John-Michael Keys, I Love U Guys Foundation

 

The Role of SRO in a Mental Health Focused World

Thursday, May 14 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Sgt. Jamie Linder, Beloit PD

 

School Threat Assessment and Exclusionary Discipline

Tuesday, May 19 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Dr. Dewey Cornell

 

Developing a Return to School After COVID plan (optional training)

Wednesday, May 20 from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm, John-Michael Keys, ILoveYouGuys Foundation

 

Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol

Thursday, May 28 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Kristen Devitt, Director, Office of School Safety

 

What is Speak Up, Speak Out Wisconsin?

Thursday, June 4 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wisconsin DOJ, Office of School Safety

Speak Up, Speak Out (SUSO) Wisconsin is a new program in the Office of School Safety (OSS). The SUSO website will be active on June 1, 2020, with full capability slated for September 1, 2020. This program will be the flagship program of OSS and the main point of contact for school safety stakeholders. Attendees of this webinar will learn what SUSO is, what resources are available via SUSO, and how SUSO will benefit school safety stakeholders.

Register Here

 

Professional Communication and De-escalation for Youth in Crisis (optional training)

Tuesday, June 9 from 3:00pm – 5:00 pm

Alex Graber, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Dispatcher and Youth Counselor

This webinar is NOT one of the eight webinars needed to achieve completion of the Basic Threat Assessment Team Course. This webinar discusses best practices for professional communication and de-escalation of youth in crisis. This training includes the key ingredient to establishing open channels of communication with youth by building rapport. Learning how to manage critical situations with skill and confidence because no two emergencies are the same. Knowing how to process a high intensity situation and staying calm while obtaining pertinent information for responders. Additionally, understanding how one can be impacted physically, mentally, and emotionally when responding to crisis with methods for self-care.

Register Here

 

National Threat Assessment Center, Analysis of Targeted School Violence

Thursday, June 11 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Steven Driscoll, M.Ed., Supervisory Research Specialist U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assesment Center (NTAC)

In December of 2019, the National Threat Assessment Center published its analysis of targeted school violence that has occurred between 2000-2019. 41 cases of targeted school violence were studied in this analysis and very important conclusions have been drawn regarding pre-attack behavior. Attendees will learn which behaviors may indicate an impending attack, what interventions are most effective, and how the Office of School Safety is responding to this analysis.

Register Here

 

Digital Threat Assessment Course

 

The Digital Threat Assessment training is provided by Safer Schools Together. It was developed to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students and schools. These challenges have entered the education domain 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 strategies for dealing with online threats and situations as they arise. Almost 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
May 27, 2020 webinar  
June 1, 2020 webinar  
June 17, 2020 webinar Register with your official K-12/LE email address
June 26, 2020 webinar Register with your official K-12/LE email address
June 30, 2020 webinar Register with your official K-12/LE email address

 

 

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 (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

POSTPONED TBA

Shorewood POSTPONED

May 27,2020

POSTPONED TBA

Madison POSTPONED
June 5, 2020 POSTPONED TBA Iowa-Grant Middle School POSTPONED
June 17, 2020 Luxemburg

CANCELLED

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

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 https://atat-05-28-2020.eventbrite.com

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.

Date Location Registration link
June 8-9, 2020 Janesville

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/08/contract/amht-sro-janesville-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

June 9-10, 2020 Janesville

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/09/contract/amht-sro-janesville-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

June 16-17, 2020 Eau Claire

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/16/contract/amht-sro-eau-claire-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

June 22-23, 2020 Oshkosh

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/22/contract/amht-sro-oshkosh-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

June 22-23, 2020

Nekossa - Online

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/22/contract/amht-sro-online-nekoosa-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

June 24-25, 2020 Minocqua - Online

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/24/contract/amht-sro-minocqua-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

June 24-25, 2020 Reedsburg https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/24/contract/amht-sro-reedsburg-wi/ 
June 29-30, 2020 Verona - Online

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/06/29/contract/amht-sro-online-verona-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

July 1-2, 2020 Verona - Online

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/07/01/contract/amht-sro-online-verona-wi/ 

THIS COURSE IS FULL

July 13-14, 2020 Appleton https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/07/13/contract/amht-sro-appleton-wi/
July 14-15, 2020 Eau Claire

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/07/14/contract/amht-sro-eau-claire-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

July 15-16, 2020 Berlin - Online

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/07/15/contract/amht-sro-berlin-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

July 20-21, 2020 Shawano

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/07/20/contract/amht-sro-shawano-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

July 22-23, 2020 Kaukauna

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/07/22/contract/amht-sro-kaukauna-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

July 30-31, 2020 Milwaukee https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/07/30/contract/amht-sro-milwaukee-wi/
August 3-4, 2020 Racine

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/08/03/contract/amht-sro-racine-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

August 10-11, 2020 West Bend

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/08/10/contract/amht-sro-west-bend-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

August 12-13, 2020 Holmen https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/08/12/contract/amht-sro-holmen-wi/
August 17-18, 2020 De Soto https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/08/17/contract/amht-sro-de-soto-wi/
August 17-18, 2020 Shorewood https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/08/17/contract/amht-sro-shorewood-wi/
August 24-25, 2020 Hudson

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/08/24/contract/amht-sro-hudson-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

October 12-13, 2020 New Berlin - Online

https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/10/12/contract/amht-sro-online-new-berlin-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

October 20-21, 2020 Wisconsin Rapids

 https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/10/20/contract/amht-sro-wisconsin-rapids-wi/

THIS COURSE IS FULL

November 5-6, 2020 South Milwaukee https://www.nasro.org/events/2020/11/05/contract/amht-sro-south-milwaukee-wi/

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.