This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program shares school bus safety resources, and promotes the upcoming classes on Digital Threat Assessment®, Advanced Digital Threat Assessment®, and Campus Threat Assessment and Management.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
School Bus Safety

Earlier this week in Ohio, a student was killed when a minivan caused a crash with an elementary school bus. While not all tragedies involving school buses can be avoided, as students head back to school, school bus safety is important. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's page on School Bus Safety provides information on stopping for school busses, bus stop safety, and bus safety. The Illinois State Police's School Bus Safety brochure provides information for bus drivers/teachers, school children, and the public. Additional school bus safety resources include the National Association for Pupil Transportation and Operation Lifesaver.
Upcoming Sessions of Digital Threat Assessment® and Advanced Digital Threat Assessment® via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in partnership with Safer Schools Together, is pleased to announce 3 upcoming sessions of the Digital Threat Assessment® class and 1 upcoming session of the Advanced Digital Threat Assessment® class being held via Zoom.

The Digital Threat Assessment® training will enable participants to establish a framework to better assess all threats by constructing and considering the digital baseline of a threat maker by locating, documenting, and evaluating social media data through a threat assessment lens. A significant portion of the day will be spent engaging in hands-on exercises on the most prevalent social media platforms and associated search applications. For more information and to register, click the corresponding link for the session you would like to attend.

Building upon the Digital Threat Assessment® class by Safer Schools Together, Advanced Digital Threat Assessment® advances participants' understanding of finding and curating relevant digital information consistent with real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenarios. Significant engagement and hands-on practice will take place as participants are assembled into investigative teams and given a true-to-life mock scenario.

Upcoming Session of Campus Threat Assessment and Management Dec. 6th-7th in Chicago

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Campus Threat Assessment and Management will be held December 6-7, 2023, in Chicago, IL. This two-day workshop for institutions of higher education featuring Gene Deisinger, Ph.D will help participants to better understand the dynamics of targeted violence and to develop and enhance strategies for early identification, assessment, and intervention with concerning situations. For more information and to register, click here.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program