This Week in School and Campus Safety

Good morning,

This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to a new bystander reporting toolkit from CISA & NTAC, and promotes the upcoming K-12 behavioral threat assessment class, crisis communications class, and upcoming classes on Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations and Campus Threat Assessment & Management.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
New Bystander Reporting Toolkit from CISA & NTAC

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) have released a new toolkit, Improving School Safety Through Bystander Reporting: A Toolkit for Strengthening K-12 Reporting Programs. The toolkit present 5 strategies to help encourage and strengthen reporting:

  • "Encourage bystanders to report concerns for the wellness and safety of themselves or others."
  • "Make reporting accessible and safe for the reporting community."
  • "Follow-up on reports and be transparent about the actions taken in response to reported concerns."
  • "Make reporting a part of daily school life."
  • "Create a positive climate where reporting is valued and respected."

The toolkit also includes reporting tools, worksheets, checklists, and more.
Last Chance to Register! Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations in Edwardsville May 22-23rd

This is the last chance to register for the Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations class May 22-23rd in Edwardsville, IL. Class objectives include:

• Why it is important NOT to disregard information given to LEO or school officials.
• What the term "Leakage" means and how we can interpret the information.
• Learn free and open source online investigative tools into social networks and App generated phone numbers.
• Learn to identify and collect cyber evidence to identify suspects.
• Learn the three-step process in investigating internet crimes.
• Learn the importance of Preservation, Exigent Circumstances, and Search Warrants.
• Learn how to obtain IP's, screen names, screen captures, and email headers.
• State laws: Terrorist Threat, Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat, Swatting, and Causing a Catastrophe.
• Suspect search warrant, arrest, interrogation, and mental health evaluation.
• Examine a successful cyber-crime case study investigation from start to finish.

Please note: attendees will need to bring either a PC laptop or a MacBook to the class. Chromebooks, tablets, and IPads will not work.

For more information and to register, click here.
There's Still Time to Register! School Behavioral Threat Assessments: An Introduction Virtual Training June 1st

There's still time to register for the K-12 School Behavioral Threat Assessments: An Introduction class. The class will be held virtually on June 1st from 9am-1pm. This training introduces participants to the various components of school behavioral threat assessments

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

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in partnership with Safer Schools Together, is pleased to announce the class Communicating Through Crisis: Navigating Critical Incidents is scheduled for 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.
Last Chance to Register! Campus Threat Assessment and Management May 31st-June 1st in Charleston

This is the last chance to register for the Campus Threat Assessment and Management class May 31st-June 1st, 2023, in Charleston, IL. This two-day workshop for institutions of higher education and law enforcement, 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.
Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations in Moline, IL June 5-6

There's still time to register for the Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations class June 5-6 in Moline, IL.

This class includes:
• Why it is important NOT to disregard information given to LEO or school officials.
• What the term "Leakage" means and how we can interpret the information.
• Learn free and open source online investigative tools into social networks and App generated phone numbers.
• Learn to identify and collect cyber evidence to identify suspects.
• Learn the three-step process in investigating internet crimes.
• Learn the importance of Preservation, Exigent Circumstances, and Search Warrants.
• Learn how to obtain IP's, screen names, screen captures, and email headers.
• State laws: Terrorist Threat, Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat, Swatting, and Causing a Catastrophe.
• Suspect search warrant, arrest, interrogation, and mental health evaluation.
• Examine a successful cyber-crime case study investigation from start to finish.

Please note: attendees will need to bring either a PC laptop or a MacBook to the class. Chromebooks, tablets, and IPads will not work.

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