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ESC -20 is excited to introduce a School Safety Cooperative for the 2022-2023 school year. The School Safety Cooperative provides ongoing professional development and technical assistance for Superintendents, campus administrators, and district law enforcement. 

Benefits to membership include: 
•Attendance to School Safety workshops at no cost or a reduced rate.
•Send an unlimited number of participants to workshops.
•Technical assistance at a reduced rate.

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Texas School Safety Center

Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents: National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition 

Texas Gang Investigators Association

Texas Suicide Prevention

ESC-20 School Safety Resources

Texas Department Emergency Management

FEMA's Independent Study Course

Suggested FEMA online courses for administrators:

IS-100  ICS for School Districts (2 hours)

IS-200  ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (3 hours)

IS-362  Multi Hazard Planning for Schools (3 hours)

IS-700  National Incident Management System (3.5 hours)

IS-800  National Response Framework (3 hours)

The FBI’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC), hosted a symposium in July 2015 at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. The purpose of the symposium was to work with experts in targeted violence and threat assessment and review the active shooter problem from a law enforcement and behavioral perspective, and examine promising strategies for preventing these attacks. This monograph is the culmination of those efforts, outlining consensus views and offering BTAC experiences with recommended practices in a field that is evolving. It is hoped this monograph will serve as a useful and practical guide for understanding and implementing threat assessment and management at all levels.


This document offers a process for identifying, assessing, and managing students who may pose a threat of targeted violence in schools. This process–known as threat assessment. This Guide represents a modification of the Secret Service threat assessment process, based upon findings from the Safe School Initiative. It is intended for use by school personnel, law enforcement officials, and others with protective responsibilities in our nation’s schools. This Guide includes suggestions for developing a threat assessment team within a school or school district, steps to take when a threat or other information of concern comes to light, consideration about when to involve law enforcement personnel, issues of information sharing, and ideas for creating safe school climates.

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model

This guide provides actionable steps that schools can take to develop a comprehensive violence prevention plan and create protocols for conducting threat assessment on their campuses.



In 2014, the FBI published a report titled A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013. In this first report, the FBI focused on the circumstances of the active shooting events (e.g., location, duration, and resolution) but did not attempt to identify the motive driving the offender. The present study is the natural second phase of that initiative, moving from an examination of the parameters of the shooting events to assessing the pre-attack behaviors of the shooters themselves. This second phase, then, turns from the vitally important inquiry of “what happened during and after the shooting” to the pressing questions of “how do the active shooters behave before the attack?” and, if it can be determined, “why did they attack?” The FBI’s objective here was to examine specific behaviors that may precede an attack and which might be useful in identifying, assessing, and managing those who may be on a pathway to deadly violence.

Texas School Safety Center Standard Response Protocol

This video provides a step-by-step process for implementing the Standard Response Protocol developed by the I Love You Guys Foundation. The video and other tools for utilizing the Texas Edition, Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method can be found on the Tools section of the Texas School Safety Center website.

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In this course you will learn how children and youth experience trauma and toxic stress as well as the effects trauma can have on brain development and the long-lasting negative impact on an individual’s health and well-being. 
This course also provides strategies and resources to help build resiliency in children and youth.