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Course CatalogCatalog: Ohio School Threat Assessment Training – For Public Educators

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On behalf of the Department of Public Safety, Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, we’d like to thank you for taking the Ohio School Threat Assessment training. In accordance with the enactment of House Bill 123, completion of this course meets the training requirement for school officials who participate on a school threat assessment team. 

One of the questions that inevitably arises after a school shooting is: When the shooter clearly showed signs of trouble, why wasn’t the attack prevented? 

“Prevention is the missing piece after every attack,” Attorney General Dave Yost said. “And the safety of children across our state depends on us plugging that gap.” 

To that end, Yost’s team created the Ohio School Threat Assessment Training, a combination of best practices from leading school-safety experts, including the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center and Dr. Dewey Cornell from the University of Virginia.

This process begins with a comprehensive targeted violence prevention plan, which involves forming a multidisciplinary threat assessment team, identifying behaviors of concern, establishing central reporting mechanisms, defining the threshold for law enforcement intervention, identifying risk management strategies, promoting safe school climates and providing training to stakeholders.  Such a plan can also help schools mitigate threats from students, employees, parents or others. 

The Ohio guide helps schools’ team up with other community members, such as police officers and mental-health advocates, to prevent targeted violence and get help for troubled students.

In the Ohio School Threat Assessment Training, which consists of 10 modules and runs about three hours, Ohio and national experts introduce the protocols that have worked for them. Each of the modules, including the Introduction and Conclusion, runs between eight and 27 minutes in length.

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STA001 - Introduction - Ohio School Threat Assessment Training

Credits: 0.2
This module discusses the importance of why all schools should develop a comprehensive targeted violence prevention plan and how school resource officers can participate.
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STA002 - Establish a Multidisciplinary Threat Assessment Team

Credits: 0.2
This module describes the first step in developing a comprehensive targeted violence prevention plan: establishing a multidisciplinary threat assessment team that will direct, manage, and document the process.
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STA003 - Define Prohibited and Concerning Behaviors

Credits: 0.2
This module explains how schools need to establish policies defining prohibited behaviors that are unacceptable and therefore warrant immediate intervention.
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STA004 - Create a Central Reporting Mechanism

Credits: 0.2
This module emphasizes the importance of a central reporting program that allows students, parents, and teachers to anonymously report behaviors that make them feel unsafe, so trained experts can respond.
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STA005 - Determine the Threshold for Law Enforcement Intervention

Credits: 0.2
This module shows the range of experts, law enforcement, and school officials around the state of Ohio that handle these matters and when they involve law enforcement.
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STA006 - Establish Assessment Procedures

Credits: 0.2
This module discusses options to evaluate whether a student is at risk for self-harm or harming others and why each student who comes to a team’s attention will require an individualized management plan.
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STA007 - Develop Risk Management Options

Credits: 0.2
This module discusses options to evaluate whether a student is at risk for self-harm or harming others and why each student who comes to a team’s attention will require an individualized management plan.
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STA008 - Create and Promote Safe School Climates

Credits: 0.2
This module details a crucial component of preventing targeted violence at schools: developing positive school climates built on a culture of safety, respect, trust, and social and emotional support.
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STA009 - Conduct Training for All Stakeholders

Credits: 0.2
This module outlines the final component of a plan: identifying training needs for all stakeholders, including school resource officers, administrators and staff, faculty, students, parents, and law enforcement.
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STA010 - Conclusion - Ohio School Threat Assessment Training

Credits: 0.2
This module shares some insights from a new U.S. Secret Service report that studied 41 shootings in K-12 school buildings in the U.S. from 2008 to 2017. After completing all 10 modules of this course you will have an opportunity to print a certificate which you can provide to your school’s administration. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ohio Department of Education and the Department of Public Safety would like to thank you for completing the Ohio School Threat Assessment training.
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