Ohio Safer Schools Threat Assessment Management Course Offered – WKTN

Findlay – Findlay University’s All-Hazards Training Center now offers a Safer Ohio Schools Using Threat Assessment Management course for Ohio schools. This course complies with the Ohio House Bill Safety and Violence Education Student (SAVE Students) law which requires every school in the state to establish a threat assessment team who must participate in an approved assessment training program threats.

Passage of House Bill (HB) 123 made it mandatory for schools in grades 6-12 to have a trained Threat Assessment Management Team, or teams depending on the size of the school, by March 2023. Although the requirement has not been extended to K-6 or higher education, the program is available and a valuable asset for all levels of education.

All Hazards’ Safer Ohio Schools Using Threat Assessment Management six-hour course offers in-person or virtual instruction with a “live” instructor and follows best practices from the US Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC). Course participants will be able to improve their organization’s threat assessment and contingency operations plans, as well as gain insight into current crisis training practices from knowledgeable instructors.

Scott Lowry, All Hazards Training Center Lead Trainer and Subject Matter Expert, said, “This program has been written with the intent not only to teach the philosophy of threat assessment management, but also to before considerations for implementing and conducting effective assessments in the real world.” This means that upon completing the Safer Ohio Schools Using Threat Assessment Management course, participants will not only have the necessary foundational knowledge, but also the tools to effectively implement their plans.

With the Safer Ohio Schools Using Threat Assessment Management course:

  • Participants and their respective schools will receive resources such as a sample Threat Assessment Management Plan and other supporting forms and documents.
  • The course incorporates real-world scenarios into the lesson plan allowing participants to practice what they have learned and identify opportunities for improvement in their threat assessment management plans.
  • Assistance with modifying an existing Threat Assessment Management Plan or creating a new plan can be provided by the All Hazards course instructors.

To submit a training request, visit the Safer Ohio Schools Using Threat Assessment Management course webpage. For more information about the course, contact John Kayser at the All-Hazards Training Center at 419-434-5814 or kayser@findlay.edu.

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