School behavioral assessment training available
The Iowa Department of Education in collaboration with the Iowa School Safety Alliance will be hosting school behavioral threat assessment training that is part of developing comprehensive school emergency operations plans.
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), is offering a one-day Train-the-Educator training designed to familiarize schools and school districts with school behavioral threat assessments in preventing and reducing targeted violence at K-12 schools
Topics covered include how a threat assessment team can be integrated into the broader framework of school safety, security, emergency management and preparedness put forth in the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide).
The intended audiences for this training are school administrators, teachers, counselors, support staff, community partners such as law enforcement and school resource officers, and representatives from community groups. This is a great way to improve safety efforts in your school.
The course is free and will be held on May 1 at Heartland Area Education Agency, 6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston, Room 152, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Due to limited seating, it is important to register soon. Registration closes on Tuesday, April 24. For more information about the training, see the Threat Assessment Training flyer.