Threat Assessment and Management for Educators and Administrators Toolkit

Threat Assessment Management (TAM) provides a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat and for providing interventions before a violent incident occurs. This toolkit introduces the concept of Threat Assessment Management and outlines how a threat assessment team functions in a school setting.

You will learn the process of how a threat assessment team identifies, assesses, and manages threats and examine a case study to help you understand how this process is applied. The toolkit also includes guidance and resources for forming and implementing a team in your school or district.

This toolkit is intended to be an introduction to Threat Assessment Management and is not intended to be a substitute for in-person training. It is critical to the success of a Threat Assessment Management program that all team members receive initial and ongoing training. The Texas School Safety Center offers a free day-long School Threat Assessment Management Workshop. Visit the Events Page to view current training opportunities.

An effective, functioning threat assessment team is a critical component of keeping your school safe and preventing violence. Reviewing this toolkit will prepare you to take the next steps of committing to the process, forming your team, and securing the necessary training.

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