SafePlans’ Threat Assessment Training Programs for Schools

SafePlans offers comprehensive threat assessment training for schools – facilitating a culture focused on preparedness. 

Prevent or Mitigate School Violence

with Best-Practice Threat Assessment Training

SafePlans provides best practice threat assessment training for school personnel, law enforcement professionals, and mental health professionals.  Our SAFER (Share, Aware, Foster, Engage, Repeat) school threat assessment training provides hands-on instruction on how to identify, investigate, assess, and manage threatening and potentially dangerous behavior in school.

How SafePlans’ Threat Assessment Training Helps Schools Prepare

The goal of each training session is to provide participants with the information, guidance and materials they need to evaluate, de-escalate, and manage a broad range of threatening behaviors and troubling situations.  Participants leave our training sessions with resources and information needed to establish an effective program.

Sustainable Threat Assessment Training for Schools – A Blended Approach

Our blended learning approach utilizes instructor-led courses that leverage proven resources, such as the “Safe School Initiative” by the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education; which has been used as a foundation for successful threat assessment programs in schools, colleges, and corporations across the country.

This federal threat assessment model is now recommended in the federal emergency planning guides for schools, for colleges and universities, and for houses of worship.  Our in-house eLearning courses are available to supplement the instructor-led courses and provide training on demand for staff and new team members.

Threat Assessment Training Curriculum 

SafePlans’ Threat Assessment Training for schools provides the foundation for establishing or re-training threat assessment teams.

Topics include:

  • An overview of mass shootings
  • Case studies
  • Situational awareness
  • Recognizing Pre-Attack INdicators (PAINs)
  • Building effective school threat assessment programs
  • Using best practice procedures for investigating and evaluating threatening behavior
  • Utilizing social media in investigations
  • Resources and strategies to manage cases and reduce risk
  • Information-sharing and legal considerations
  • and tabletop exercises to gain practical experience using school threat assessment procedures

SAFER Training – Improving Situational Awareness for Staff and Students

SAFER training is a general awareness training that is offered to help threat assessment teams alert students, faculty, and staff to the array of resources (e.g., the threat assessment team, anonymous reporting mechanisms, counseling services, etc.) that are available to enhance school safety and to support students and staff that may be in need of some assistance.

The training, presented in collaboration with the local the threat assessment team(s), can be used to inform school personnel and students that violent incidents can be prevented, reinforce the message that threat assessment is about prevention and support, and tell them how and where to relay reports of threats or other concerns they may have.

Get Threat Assessment Training for Your School or District

Contact SafePlans today to schedule threat assessment training for your school or district – simply fill out the form below, and a member of our team will be in touch.


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