EOP Development Workshops
September 2018 - August 2019
Schools continually face emergencies that vary in severity, duration, and expenditure putting emergency management at the forefront of school safety and security related issues. To support efforts in emergency planning, the Texas School Safety Center will be hosting a series of no cost workshops to assist district teams through the development and evaluation of their existing EOP.
Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method Certified Trainer Workshops
October 2018 - August 2019
The Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the I Love U Guys Foundation, will be hosting no cost Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method Certified Trainer Workshops. The workshop includes an overview of the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method, and is based on four actions that aligns with NIMS requirements and FEMA recommendations. This is a full day training, with the expected outcome that participants will have the ability to perform classroom training in the Standard Response Protocol, implement the program, train other trainers, and handle advanced questions related to these methods.
Threat Assessment Management Workshops
October 16 & 17, 2018
School threat assessment is recognized as a best practice for preventing school shootings and is included as a recommendation as part of Governor Abbott’s school safety plan for Texas. This one-day workshop on school threat assessment will present a step-by-step process for addressing threatening and other potentially dangerous behavior in school or that could impact a school. It will also teach participants how to respond to threatening behavior and other disturbing behavior, gather additional information, make an assessment, and take preventive steps if necessary.
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train-The-Trainer Courses
November 2018 - August 2019
Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. To support this effort and provide school administrators and educators the CRASE course, the Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the ALERRT Program, will be hosting these Train-the-Trainer courses.
MGT 361 Managing Critical Incidents at Institutions of Higher Education
January 29-31, 2019
This course trains campus administrators and managers, public safety and law enforcement personnel, and other campus and community response partners to effectively manage critical incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, command, and management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System’s (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), and Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS).
Safety and Security Agreement Workshops
January - April 2019
Texas Education Code Section 37.2121 requires that the Texas School Safety Center identify and inform school districts of the types of entities, including local and regional authorities, other school districts and emergency first responders, with whom school districts should customarily make efforts to enter into memoranda of understanding or mutual aid agreements addressing issues that affect school safety and security. To support these efforts, the Texas School Safety Center will be hosting a series of no cost workshops to assist district teams through the development and evaluation of their existing agreement.
G-290/G289/G291- Basic Public Information Officer Course
February 5-7, 2019
The G-290/G289/G291- Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) Course is designed to explore the role of the PIO in all phases of emergency management. Through individual and group activities, participants will develop and practice a series of communication skills and identify ways to integrate all phases of emergency management into a comprehensive public information program.
Regional Say What! Summits
February - April 2019
The Regional Say What! Summits are attended by students accompanied by adult sponsors with the mission of gaining knowledge and skills in policy advocacy at both the local and state level. Students also engage in project planning that will be implemented in their respective communities.
G-318 Local Mitigation Planning Workshop
April 24-25, 2019
The G-318 Local Mitigation Planning Workshop is designed to provide plan developers with the information necessary to prepare and implement a local hazard mitigation plan. Participants will learn to define hazard mitigation and identify the benefits of mitigation planning, develop or update a local hazard mitigation plan, and identify resources and guidance available for mitigation planning and plan implementation.
Texas School Safety Conference
June 23 - 27, 2019
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. Collaboration is key in making our schools safe.
Youth Preparedness Camp
To Be Announced
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.
To Be Annouced
This year, the Texas School Safety Center, is proud to introduce a new regional training model that aims to develop qualified and experienced instructors across the state to support the delivery of research-based training for school-based law enforcement officers.
Texas Say What! Conference
To Be Announced
The Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference is a youth-focused, tobacco prevention and control event. Youth will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully carry out innovative strategies centered on youth leadership and tobacco prevention.