This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to the updated considerations for armed assailant drills in schools and promotes the upcoming Advanced Digital Threat Assessment class.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
NASP, SASS, and NASRO Release Updated Armed Assailant Drill Guidance

The National Association of School Psychologists, Safe and Sound Schools, and the National Association of School Resource Officers have released the document Best Practice Considerations for Armed Assailant Drills in Schools, which "provides guidance on factors schools must take into account when conducting armed assailant drills." The recently updated document includes information on drill approaches and planning, developmental and mental health considerations, and steps for conducting safe, effective, and appropriate drills. The document even addresses the benefits and concerns associated with armed assailant drills.
There's Still Time to Register: Advanced Digital Threat Assessment class
on June 8th via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce that a session of the "Advanced Digital Threat Assessment" training through Safer Schools Together will be held on June 8, 2021, via Zoom. Building upon the Digital Threat Assessment class, this class will leave participants with a concrete understanding of how to find and curate relevant digital information as is typically represented in a real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenario. Major engagement and hands-on practice will take place. For more information and to register, click here.
Illinois School Safety Conference Scheduled for October 5th

The Illinois School Safety Conference is now scheduled for October 5, 2021, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm in Niles, IL. This conference is free for school personnel, police, fire, emergency preparedness personnel, social workers, and public safety officers (you must bring your school or agency ID to enter the event). The conference includes speakers from various organizations, free continental breakfast and lunch, and onsite vendors. Additionally, paperwork will be provided on site for school personnel seeking Professional Development hours. For more information, click here.
Upcoming K-12 and Higher Ed Classes via Zoom
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program