This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to a recent article by Dewey Cornell on behavioral threat assessment, provides a last chance to register for the March 22nd sessions of Surviving Bombing Incidents for Educators, and promotes the upcoming Advanced Digital Threat Assessment class.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Recent Article on Threat Assessment by Dewey Cornell

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) recently highlighted the article Behavioral Threat Assessment and Intervention in Schools by Dewey Cornell, which was published in the March Edition of their School Administrator magazine. The article discusses how threat assessment works, appropriate usage, what to avoid, and common misconceptions.
Additionally, the Illinois School and Campus Safety Resource Center website includes pages dedicated to K-12 and higher ed behavioral threat assessment resources.
Registration Closes at 3pm CST Today!
Surviving Bombing Incidents for Educators on
March 22nd in Edwardsville
Participants will receive a personal trauma kit!

We have extended the registration deadline until 3pm CST today for the 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 and has one spot remaining; the afternoon session of the class runs from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm and has a few openings still available. For more information and to register for a session, 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