Active Threat Toolkit

2.0 Trainings

This section provides information and links from multiple agencies to trainings not only directly connected to the online course, but also additional suggested trainings. Unless stated otherwise, all trainings are free for school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and public junior colleges to attend. These trainings can enhance your skills and knowledge of school safety.

Trainings for Active Threat Annex Development

School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training (TxSSC)

With the passage of Senate Bill 11, Texas now joins the list of states in our country to legislatively mandate the implementation of behavioral threat assessment teams in its public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. Behavioral threat assessments provide a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat and for providing interventions before a violent incident occurs. This course meets the mandated training requirement for Behavioral Threat Assessment Teams.

Prerequisite: TxSSC’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Online Course

Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training (TxSSC)

This course leads participants through multiple tabletop exercises on different fact patterns, providing participants the opportunity to handle threat cases from start to finish, iron out their roles and responsibilities, and hone their procedures and decision-making, all with continuous trainer feedback. Additionally, this course also provides solutions to common problems with implementing school threat assessment programs. This training is designed for individuals who serve on Behavioral Threat Assessment Teams and conduct behavioral threat assessments. Please note, this training is not mandated by the State of Texas for threat assessment team members; however, it is intended to enhance threat assessment knowledge and skills.

Prerequisite: TxSSC’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Online Course

Digital Threat Assessment Training (TxSSC)

An overall assessment of risk cannot be determined without looking at social media and online activity. It is imperative to understand the tools and methods available to identify online threat related behavior. In this course, subject matter experts will walk you through real life case examples and a significant portion of the day will be spent training you on how to conduct searches through the most current social media sites and applications.

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Training (TxSSC)

This course will build and expand significantly on the skills developed during the Digital Threat Assessment Training. Participants will acquire an understanding of how to find and curate relevant digital information. Hands-on practice will take place as participants are assembled into investigative teams and work through real-life scenarios. This course is designed for individuals who conduct behavioral threat assessments.

Prerequisite: Digital Threat Assessment Online Course

Standard Response Protocol Train-the-Trainer Training (“I Love U Guys” Foundation)

This course will provide participants with action-based, flexible, and rationally organized tactics to respond to events, accidents, intruders, and other threats to safety. This training also covers mandated drills for Texas schools.

Standard Reunification Method Train-The-Trainer Training (“I Love U Guys” Foundation)

This course will provide participants with proven methods for planning, practicing, and achieving reunification of students with their parents or guardians in the event of a school emergency.

IS-904: Active Shooter Prevention: You Can Make a Difference (FEMA)

This is a free online course that focuses on the actions you can take to help reduce the likelihood of an active shooter incident in your workplace. While we can’t prevent these incidents 100% of the time, we can reduce the likelihood of an incident and prevent some incidents from occurring, thereby saving lives.

IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do (FEMA)

This is a free online course. All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.