COVID-19 Cancellation Notice
We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 to determine how best we can continue serving schools throughout Texas. UPDATE: With the growing number of cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) nationally, we have canceled all currently scheduled in-person trainings and conferences until further notice. COMING SOON: In an effort to continue providing school safety training during this time, we are transitioning many of our in-person trainings and conferences to an online/virtual format. Look for the red Virtual Tag next to each event as they become available.
Charter School Safety Requirements Trainings
Virtual Training July 2020 - Oct 2020
This one-day training will serve as an introduction to what open-enrollment charter schools need to know regarding Texas legislative requirements that impact school safety and security. Topics that will be covered include: emergency operation planning, assembling a school safety and security committee, conducting a safety and security audit, assembling a behavioral threat assessment team and other safety requirements that are now new for charter schools.
School Behavioral Threat Assessment Trainings
Virtual Training Sept 2020 - Nov 2020
Threat Assessment provides a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat and providing interventions before a violent incident occurs. With the passage of Senate Bill 11, Texas public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools are mandated to establish a threat assessment team to serve at each campus, and each team is required to complete training provided by the TxSSC or a Regional Education Service Center.
SRP/SRM Train-The-Trainer Training
Virtual Training Aug - Dec 2020
The Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the I Love U Guys Foundation, is hosting a no cost Standard Response Protocol/Standard Reunification Method (SRP/SRM) Train-the-Trainer Virtual Training. This is a 7-hour training, with the expected outcome that participants complete the training with the ability to perform the SRP classroom training, implement the program, train other trainers in their own district, school, department, or agency and handle advanced questions related to the SRP.
Digital Threat Assessment Trainings
Virtual Training Sept 2020 - Dec 2020
Digital Threat Assessment was developed to address the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. Successful Violence Threat Risk Assessment requires a have a solid understanding of all data needed to appropriately assess an individuals’ potential for violence. An overall assessment of risk cannot be determined without looking at social media and online activity. It is imperative to understand the tools and methods available to identify online threat related behavior.
Sandy Hook Promise - Say Something Trainings
Virtual Training Sept 2020 - Dec 2020
Say Something is a no-cost, easy-to-implement, and life-saving program that will help school personnel and/or school-based law enforcement to teach students how to recognize warning signs of potential violence or self-harm and act immediately to intervene.
Texas School Safety Conference
June 27 - July 1, 2021
The Texas School Safety Conference will provide a unique and exceptional platform for educators, administrators, school-based law enforcement, and school safety professionals to collaborate and work together towards creating and fostering a safe and secure learning environment.
Texas Say What! Conference
The Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference is a youth-oriented event focused on tobacco prevention awareness, education, and advocacy. Youth groups who attend gain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully carry out innovative strategies centered on tobacco prevention and youth leadership.
Regional Say What! Summits
The regional Say What! Tobacco-Free Action Summits are one-day trainings designed to educate and empower youth and adult tobacco prevention advocates. Each participant gains tobacco prevention knowledge and policy advocacy skills for both the local and state level. Middle and high school students also engage in project planning that will be implemented in their respective schools or communities.
School-Based Law Enforcement Training
The Texas School Safety Center offers a variety of free, TCOLE accredited School-Based Law Enforcement trainings statewide. Currently we are offering 40 TCOLE #4064 courses from October through April. During the summer of 2020, we will offer six TCOLE #41501 (Introductory), six #41502 (Intermediary), and one new TCOLE #41504 SBLE Advanced course this summer.
Youth Preparedness Camp
The Youth Preparedness Camp provides a venue for youth to gain the knowledge and skills toward becoming leaders in their own schools and communities in the area of emergency preparedness. Youth will leave the camp ready to initiate self-developed plans to become agents of social change at the local and state level.
On our YouTube Channel you can view all of our past recorded webinars at: TxSSC Webinar Archive, or watch some of our past event videos at: TxSSC Event Videos.
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