Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Trainings

In-Person Training

The Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training leads participants through multiple tabletop exercises on different fact patterns, providing participants the opportunity to handle threat cases from start to finish, iron out their roles and responsibilities, and hone their procedures and decision-making, all with continuous trainer feedback. In addition to multiple tabletop exercises advanced training also includes common problems and solutions in implementing school threat assessment programs. This training is designed for individuals who serve on the Safe and Supportive School Program Team and conduct behavioral threat assessments. Please note, this training is NOT mandated by the State of Texas for threat assessment team members, however, it is intended to enhance threat assessment knowledge and skills.

The Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with SIGMA Threat Management, will be offering this one-day Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training at no cost.

Registration Requirements

Participants will only be eligible to attend this training after completion of the Basic School Behavioral Threat Assessment training offered through the Texas School Safety Center, which introduces necessary key concepts and is a non-negotiable prerequisite for the advanced training.

After successfully completing the Basic School Behavioral Assessment training, you will be able to register for and attend the Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training.

*To register for the Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training, individuals must follow the steps noted above.

Please Note: This training is open to Texas public ISDs, open-enrollment charter schools, school-based law enforcement, and any state agency that serve on the Safe and Supportive Schools Program Team. Because this is an advanced level training, registrants must be individuals who are responsible for conducting threat assessments on their campus(es). Registration slots will be filled in the order received and limited to 5 seats per district. Due to limited space, vendors and contractors are not permitted to register for this training.

Information for Law Enforcement Officers

You must attend entire training to be eligible to receive 7 hours Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Credit. If a portion of the class is missed, then the entire training must be made up at a later date. Please email sstephens@txstate.edu if you would like to reschedule.

Business casual attire is requested.

Special Accommodations:

Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to sstephens@txstate.edu no later than two weeks prior to the course.

In-Person Trainings

The following trainings taking place after September 1, 2021 are currently scheduled to take place in-person at the Education Service Centers.

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

For more information about the Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Trainings, please contact Shatia Stephens at sstephens@txstate.edu or 512.245.5858.