Threat Assessment Management Workshop

School shootings and other acts of violence aren’t 100% preventable, but we have the capability to provide appropriate supports and interventions to students who are at risk for violence against themselves or others. Threat assessment and management is a means by which schools can identify, assess, and manage individuals of concern. The U.S. Department of Education and FEMA strongly recommend that all schools train and develop a Threat Assessment Management team.

The Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the Educator’s School Safety Network, will be hosting no cost Threat Assessment Management Workshops.

Threat Assessment Management is a full day workshop that trains threat assessment team members to identify, assess, and manage threats in the school environment. The workshop examines foundational concepts about school threats and violence and develops the capacity to identify individuals who may pose a threat.

The training consists of content delivery and interactive discussion, as well as hands on practice and activities related to threat assessment and the logistical considerations it requires in schools. It is designed for school staff members who will be members of a school or district level threat assessment team.

Participant learning outcomes:

The participant will:

  • Understand the purpose and limitations of threat assessment management in identifying, assessing, and managing individuals of concern
  • Acquire knowledge of research-based best practices for threat assessment in schools
  • Apply threat assessment concepts and principles during hands on practice
  • Transfer this knowledge to the unique logistical and procedural concerns in their school
  • Implement threat assessment in their school

Topics covered during the workshop include:

What is Threat Assessment Management (TAM) and why should we do it?

  • TAM defined
  • Research on the effectiveness of TAM

How does threat assessment work in a school?

  • Getting referrals and assessing threats
  • Identifying appropriate TAM team members
  • Constructing and implementing management plans for individuals of concern

What are the logistical concerns involved in threat assessment?

  • Policy and procedure development
  • Documentation issues
  • FERPA and other disclosure concerns

What is a threat assessment inquiry like?

  • Case study practice and debriefing

Where do we go from here?

  • Creation of action items
  • Implementation issues


October 16, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Dicks’ Classic Car Museum & Event Center

120 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666

October 17, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Dicks’ Classic Car Museum & Event Center

120 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666

*Must attend entire training to be eligible to receive eight hours TCOLE Credit.

**No cost to attend workshop. Registration is required.

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For more information about the Threat Assessment Management Workshops, please contact Cynthia J. Arredondo at or (512) 245-3908.