Operationalizing School Behavioral Threat Assessment Technical Assistance

Virtual Technical Assistance

The Texas School Safety Center is offering technical assistance sessions on how to operationalize your School Behavioral Threat Assessment programming.

The Operationalizing School Behavioral Threat Assessment technical assistance sessions will include:

  • Answers to questions related to the implementation of SBTA processes and specific district team needs.
  • An action plan, created by TxSSC, based on the outcomes of the technical assistance session. TxSSC will issue action plans to districts one to two weeks after their session. The action plan will support them in improving their threat assessment programming.

Selection Process and Requirements:

One district team will be selected per two-hour session and the session will be conducted as a round table discussion in a Zoom platform. All attendees will be required to be visible on camera and have their microphone enabled to actively participate in the session.

It is recommended that a combination of district and campus level representation be in attendance. We ask that you include as many members as possible for the session to be productive.

A district level representative responsible for overseeing the district’s School Behavioral Threat Assessment program should be the team member filling out the registration form and all future surveys.

When requesting your preferred date and time for a session, please be sure it accommodates your entire team. Please note, some dates/times on the webpage may no longer be available. You will see exact dates and times upon completing the registration form.

The district representative will be required to complete an Operationalizing School Behavioral Threat Assessment Technical Assistance Intake Survey and Pre-Assessment. The goal of the Intake Survey and Pre-Assessment is to best understand how your district and campuses are currently implementing SBTA processes. This will allow us to focus our meeting on meaningful and impactful topics.

These technical sessions are provided through a Department of Justice grant and the district representative will be asked to participate in 4 short surveys after the sessions over the course of 12 months to assist the Texas School Safety Center with technical session implementation and effectiveness.

Each completion of a survey will result in one entry toward a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Completion of all 4 post-surveys will allow the district with 4 opportunities to be awarded with a gift card.

TxSSC OSBTA Technical Assistance FAQs

Please Note: This technical assistance is open to public ISDs and open-enrollment charter schools.

This is not a training.
Not eligible for Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) training credit.
CPE Credit or a Certificate of Participation will not be provided for this virtual event.

Special Accommodations:

Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to txssc_opsbta@txstate.edu no later than two weeks prior to the session.

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All virtual sessions 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 prior to the session.

All times listed below are in the Central Time Zone.

Current Virtual Events

Spring and Summer 2024

July 10, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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July 17, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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July 24, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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July 31, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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August 7, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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August 14, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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August 21, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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Past Virtual Trainings

Past Virtual Trainings

April 3, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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April 10, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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April 17, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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April 24, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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May 1, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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May 8, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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May 15, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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June 5, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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June 12, 2024

Session Times: 8:30am | 11:30am | 3:00pm

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For more information about Operationalizing School Behavioral Threat Assessment virtual technical assistance sessions, please email txssc_opsbta@txstate.edu.