Free school safety, threat assessment training


The Ohio Department of Education is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise to provide Safety Assessment and Intervention, one of Sandy Hook Promise’s proven Know the Signs programs, at no cost to districts and schools in the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trainings will be offered virtually during this school year.  
Safety Assessment and Intervention teaches multidisciplinary school teams how to identify, assess and respond to threats of violence or at-risk behavior before a tragedy takes place. These virtual workshops will allow school threat assessment teams to brainstorm and process how to handle new types of safety circumstances due to remote learning. Breakout rooms, polls and other e-learning features will create an engaging virtual workspace so participants can experience similar benefits to an in-person training. 
Districts interested in participating in an upcoming training should visit the Ohio Department of Education’s Threat Assessment Training webpage. Any additional questions may be directed to the Office of Integrated Student Supports at or (614) 466-2945.