School Threat Assessment Workshop

As part of Governor Abbott’s School and Firearm Safety Action Plan, the Texas School Safety Center will be working with SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC to offer three School Threat Assessment workshops across the state of Texas before school resumes.

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. The workshop is appropriate for school personnel, school security professionals, law enforcement professionals, mental health professionals, and others who may be tasked with addressing threatening behavior in school.

Topics covered during the workshop include:

  • Introduction
  • Understanding School Violence & Implications for Prevention
  • What is School Threat Assessment?
  • Steps in the Threat Assessment Process
  • Tabletop Exercise 1
  • Developing & Implementing Case Management Plans
  • Tabletop Exercise 2
  • Steps to Develop a School Threat Assessment Program
  • Other Things We Can Do
  • Summary / Q&A


July 16, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Region 2 Education Service Center

209 North Water Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

July 20, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Region 4 Education Service Center

7145 W. Tidwell Road
Houston, TX 77092
(Class Full)

August 15, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Region 19 Education Service Center

6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX 79925

*Workshop will be 8 Hours; TCOLE Credit will be provided

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