This Week in School and Campus Safety

Good morning,

This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to resources for Mental Health Awareness Month, provides a final chance to register for the upcoming K-12 behavioral threat assessment class, and promotes the upcoming classes on crisis communications, 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
Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), "one in six U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year, and half of all mental health conditions begin by age 14. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children. Yet, about half of youth with mental health conditions received any kind of treatment in the past year."

In addition to their regular mental health resources, NAMI provides a variety of resources to promote Mental Health Awareness Month, including social media posts and graphics.
Last Chance 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.
There's Still Time to Register! 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