This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to fact sheets supporting student's social, emotional, behavioral, and academic well-being; shares the registration for CISA's upcoming virtual training on threat assessment and bystander reporting resources; and promotes the upcoming classes on crisis communications, Developing Emergency Operations Plans, Site Assessment, and Campus Threat Assessment & Management.

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Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Fact Sheets Released Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Well-Being and Success


The four fact sheets include "best practices and approaches to help support and respond to students’ social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs, including practices designed to reduce the use of exclusionary discipline in schools. Each fact sheet is tailored to a specific audience at the school or district level: school and district leaders, student support teams, educators and school-based staff, and families. The fact sheets also feature resources to help support stakeholders in this important work."
Threat Assessment and Bystander Reporting Resources for K-12 Schools Virtual Training

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hosting a virtual training session on Wednesday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. CDT on threat assessment and reporting and the recently released CISA-U.S. Secret Service K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit.
"This event will provide information and resources specifically for the kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) school community. The virtual training session will feature guest speakers from the CISA School Safety Task Force, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, and the OK2SAY Michigan Student Safety Program. Speakers will provide an overview of resources related to K-12 bystander reporting, threat assessment and training, and ways K-12 organizations can encourage and support reporting programs within their community. The discussion will also feature a Q&A session for participants."

For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Session of Developing Emergency Operations Plans and Conducting Site Assessments with SITE ASSESS June 22 in Evanston, IL

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in partnership with the REMS TA Center and Evanston/Skokie SD 65, is pleased to announce the classes Developing Emergency Operations Plans K-12 101 Train-the-Educator and Conducting K-12 Site Assessments with SITE ASSESS will be held June 22, 2023, in Evanston, IL. During the Developing Emergency Operations plans class, an expert team will provide an overview of a recommended six step planning process to create a high-quality school EOP. The SITE ASSESS training is intended to provide participants with an introduction to site assessments, including their purpose; who should serve on a site assessment team; how site assessments support school preparedness activities; how data from site assessments are incorporated into the planning process; and key topics such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

For more information and to register, click here.
Last Chance to Register!
Communicating Through Crisis: Navigating Critical Incidents Class on June 12th via Zoom

This is the last chance to register for the Communicating Through Crisis: Navigating Critical Incidents class on June 12th from 9:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom. Attendees will explore effective critical incident response strategies for K-12 and higher ed administrators, as well as law enforcement. The form and scope of a critical incident can vary, but there are some key strategies you can use to effectively and quickly communicate with different audiences. For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Session of Campus Threat Assessment and Management July 11th-12th in Chicago Heights

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Campus Threat Assessment and Management will be held July 11-12, 2023, in Chicago Heights, 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 www.ilschoolsafety.org