This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program shares information and resources for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, provides a last chance to register for the Preparing for the Unimaginable class, promotes the upcoming sessions of Surviving Bombing Incidents for Educators classes; and promotes the upcoming sessions of Digital Threat Assessment and Advanced Digital Threat Assessment.

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Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

While February is often thought of for Valentines Day, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. According to Loveisrespect.org, "1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of U.S. college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors." The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program provides awareness and prevention resources on K-12 Interpersonal Violence and Higher Ed Interpersonal Violence on the Illinois School and Campus Safety Resource Center website.
Last Chance to Register! Preparing for the Unimaginable: An In-Depth Look at Wellness, Trauma Recovery, and Resilience on Feb. 23rd via Zoom

This is the last chance to register for the Preparing for the Unimaginable: An In-Depth Look at Wellness, Trauma Recovery, and Resilience class on February 23rd, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm via Zoom. This class is for K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, law enforcement, and other school and campus safety stakeholders. For more information and to register, click here.
There's Still Time to Register: Upcoming Digital Threat Assessment Class on February 28th via Zoom

There is still time to register for the Digital Threat Assessment class being held via Zoom on February 28th from 9:30 am-4:00 pm. 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 here.
Upcoming Sessions of Surviving Bombing Incidents for Educators on March 22nd in Edwardsville

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in partnership with the New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, is pleased to announce two sessions of the 4-hour course Surviving Bombing Incidents for Educators class on March 22nd in Edwardsville, IL. Surviving Bombing Incidents for Educators provides school personnel with the skills necessary to perform critical life-saving actions in the immediate aftermath of a bombing incident, a critical moment where those who wish to help can perform life-saving actions to sustain life while medical personnel arrive at the scene. Participants are presented with lectures, discussions, and demonstrations on the hazards and injuries associated with bombings; these activities culminate in a series of performance-based exercises designed to allow course participants to practice life-saving tactics in bombing scenarios. The morning session of the class runs from 8:00 am - Noon; the afternoon session of the class runs from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For more information and to register for a session, click here.
Upcoming Digital Threat Assessment Class on March 7th via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Digital Threat Assessment will be held on March 7th from 9:30 am-4:00 pm via Zoom. 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 here.
Upcoming Session of Advanced Digital Threat Assessment via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Advanced Digital Threat Assessment will be held on April 19th from 9:30 am-4:00 pm via Zoom. 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. For more information and to register, click here.


Illinois School and Campus Safety Program www.ilschoolsafety.org