The state Department of Justice Office of School Safety will be hosting a second free (no cost) day-long training session on school violence threat assessment for school officials on August 9 at Nicolet High School in Glendale. Interested school officials can find a link to register for the training here.
Registration for the initial school violence threat assessment training scheduled for Madison on July 27 (see previous post) is closed as that session is full and no spaces are available. Additional free 8-hour threat assessment training sessions are planned for various locations around the state.
Among the DOJ’s goals are to have a school safety team assembled in every school district–including administrators, school counselors social workers and security personnel–that has been trained in threat assessment.
In addition, the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association (WSSCA), is offering training in digital threat assessment on July 25 at the Waukesha County Technical College campus. This day-long training aims to help attendees understand the current social media world, give them tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns and strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. A limited number of spaces are still available. Click here for a link to register.