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Building a Program for Trauma Training
In Santa Cruz County, Arizona, the Promoting Healthy Students Initiative is making strides in student mental health and school safety. Supported by The National Center for School Safety, this innovative program offers expert-led training sessions for educators on trauma-informed care and brain health.

Innovative Programs To Prevent School Violence
The Safe Communities Safe Schools (SCSS) Model by the University of Colorado Boulder's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence offers a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving school safety and community well-being. Funded by a nearly $2 million Bureau of Justice Assistance grant, SCSS is training staff at 40 new schools, successfully transforming school environments through tailored plans and ongoing support.

Training for School Personnel to Prevent, Prepare, and Respond to School Safety Incidents (NIJ)
An overview of four common training topics and what the evidence says about their efficacy.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
BJA NTTAC serves as a major source of justice-related training and technical assistance information and resources, and offers specialized assistance on matters related to crime and the justice field.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
The FLETC was created to train federal law enforcement officers on a variety of topics, including active shooter situations. There is also an on-site office that represents state, local, and international law enforcement personnel.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
The G.R.E.A.T. program provides classroom instruction for school-aged children and a wide range of community-based activities that result in the necessary life skills and a sense of competency, usefulness, and personal empowerment that are needed to avoid involvement in youth violence and criminal activity.

National Center for School Safety (NCSS)
NCSS is the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s STOP Program National Training and Technical Assistance provider and is a multidisciplinary​, multi-institutional center focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence.

Date Modified: August 15, 2023
Date Created: August 14, 2020