School Safety Prevention and Management Lunch and Learn

Virtual Lunch and Learn

Please join the Texas School Safety Center as it collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security on monthly lunch and learn sessions.

Sessions will cover current topics related to how districts are addressing school safety, prevention, and management. Resources and strategies will be provided in these informative one-hour sessions with a Department of Homeland Security partner.

Please Note: This training is open to public ISDs, open-enrollment charter schools, junior colleges, school-based law enforcement, and state agencies that support Texas schools. Due to limited space, vendors and contractors are not permitted to register for this event.

Upcoming Topics:

May 2024: An Exploration Into How Statewide Charter Schools Operationalize School Behavioral Threat Assessment with Special Guest Jorge Chipres Castaneda, Director of Safety and Security, IDEA Public Schools.

June 2024: An Exploration Into How Texas Junior Colleges Operationalize School Behavioral Threat Assessment with Special Guest Ali Shah, Emergency Management Director, San Jacinto Junior College.

July 2024: An Exploration Into How Large Texas ISD’s Operationalize School Behavioral Threat Assessment with Special Guest Thiago Oliveira, Threat Assessment Coordinator, Dallas ISD.

Past Topics:

September 2023: School Behavioral Threat Assessment and the Importance of Law Enforcement Partnerships

October 2023: School Behavioral Threat Assessment: Training, Reporting, and Systems Management

November 2023: Threat Assessment Procedures: What Are They and Why Are They Crucial to the Threat Assessment Team's Success?

December 2023: Identifying and Developing Risk Management Options for Students on the Pathway to Violence

January 2024: Training Considerations for a Prepared Threat Assessment Response

February 2024: Leveraging the Psychology of Mattering to Prevent School Violence with Special Guest Gordon Flett, York University Professor and Former Director of LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research.

March 2024: Partnering with Communities In Schools to Prevent and Break the Pathway to Violence with Special Guest Sara Vercher, LMSW - Student Mental Health Program Manager, Communities In Schools.

April 2024: Partnering with Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) as a school violence prevention tool with Special Guest Rachel Jew, Project Manager, Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine.

Not eligible for TCOLE training credit.

Special Accommodations:

Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to no later than two weeks prior to the virtual event.

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All virtual trainings will be provided through the Zoom online meeting platform.
To pre-install the Zoom meeting software click the "Download" button under Zoom Desktop Client or click the following link to watch a video tutorial on Joining a Zoom Meeting. Once you are registered and confirmed, a direct Zoom link will be sent to you 1-2 days prior to the training date.

All times listed below are in the Central Time Zone.

Please Note: All lunch and learn events feature different content. Each individual may attend more than one event.

To begin registration, select any date tile labeled "OPEN".

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Past Virtual Trainings

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