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List of approved school threat prevention and intervention programs available

12/13/2021

The list of approved trainings that meet the requirements of the Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act now is available. The Ohio School Safety Center, in consultation with the Department and Ohio Attorney General's Office, developed the list. These programs are evidence-based and include specific instruction elements.

Approved threat assessment programs identify physical safety risks and provide instruction in: (1) Identifying behaviors, signs and threats that may lead to a violent act; (2) Determining the seriousness of a threat; (3) Developing intervention plans that protect potential victims and address the underlying problem or conflict that initiated the behavior; and (4) assessing plan results.

Included on the approved list is the “STOP School Violence: Safety Assessment and Intervention Training.” The Department offers this training at no cost to schools. It is available to districts through September 2022 through a federal Bureau of Justice Assistance grant.

For more information, please visit the Department’s SAVE Students Act webpage or email WholeChild@education.ohio.gov.