This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program shares information on emergency management planning for private schools, 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
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Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
REMS TA Center Releases Emergency Management Planning Fact Sheet for Private Schools

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center has release the fact sheet Private Schools: Emergency Management Planning for All Settings. The fact sheet compares data on private and public schools in the U.S., discusses challenges and considerations for private schools, provides information on developing emergency operations plans in private schools, includes information on including community partners in emergency management planning, and provides links to several resources.
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