Upcoming Trainings

2017 Rural Safe Schools Summits for Staff & Students


Cost: No cost. Supported by a grant from the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado of the Gill Foundation. A continental breakfast and boxed lunches will be served. Registration is in the CO Train System at Search for these events by Course ID. A free account is required to register.

Keynote Address: Rosalind Wiseman, internationally respected author and educator, will be the keynote speaker. You don’t want to miss her presentation on supporting diversity in our schools. (Author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, the book that was the basis of the movie, Mean Girls.)

Who should attend:
All workshops are designed for student and staff interaction. Staff might include administrators, mental health professionals, SROs, teachers and support staff. We urge schools to select students recognized as leaders by their peers, not necessarily by the staff. We encourage student teams-middle school thru 11th grader. Come learn together and from each other.
We are looking for a balance between staff and students. We will accommodate 14 people per school, a ratio or 1 adult to 6 students. We also urge you to be sure and have written guardian permission for students to attend. Students are the sole responsibility of district staff during the Summit.

PREPaRE Workshop 2, Training of Trainers.

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  • Registration link. Opening Soon. Training has a preqequisite
  • Cost: $240.00—This includes materials. Only 10 spots are available so register immediately.(the course will be cancelled if we have less than 8 registered.)
  • Location: 690 Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO—First Floor Conference Room
  • Time: Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM and Friday, June 16, 2017 from 8:00am until 12:00 noon. You must attend both days for the entire time to be certified

Prerequisite: Completion of PREPaRE Workshop 2- Crisis Intervention & Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals. We will need a copy of your certificate to verify completion of Workshop 2. Once you have registered you will be contacted to submit a copy of your PREPaRE Workshop 2 certificate to CSSRC.

This is an 11-hour session that provides workshop participants with the information and practice needed to become a NASP PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery Workshop 2 trainer.

Trainer: Franci Crepeau-Hobson, Ph.D. and nationally certified trainer.

Sponsor: The Colorado School Safety Resource Center, Department of Public Safety

Options for Training on Request

Adult Sexual Misconduct in Schools: Prevention & Management

Sponsored by The Colorado School Safety Resource Center and the Colorado Association of School Boards

  • Designed for: administrators, human resources professionals, school board members and any other interested parties
  • Arrange a two-hour video-based workshop at your site
  • No charge for Colorado participants
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L364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

  • Presented by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center
  • Designed for: school emergency planning teams, which could include principals, assistant principals, risk managers, school board members, school safety coordinators, transportation and food service coordinators, facility managers/building engineers, nurses, counselors, public information officers, teachers, and community first responders.
  • This 2-day course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to develop or refine an all-hazards school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to engage the whole community - including parents/guardians, and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management - in school preparedness and planning. Throughout the course, school representatives will review their existing EOP or identify how to develop one, determine areas for improvement, and make changes or updates to the EOP. They will also identify the benefits of training and exercising the school's EOP, and who needs to be involved in training and exercising the EOP.
  • Students are required to bring a copy of their school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
  • No charge for Colorado participants

Threat Assessment in Schools: Best Practices and/or Suicide Intervention Overview

  • Presented by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center
  • Designed for the entire threat assessment team: administrators, mental health professionals and law enforcement professionsals
  • Threat Assessment in Schools: Best Practices--A well-trained threat assessment team is a vital part of a comprehensive safe schools' effort. This workshop reviews the lessons learned from research, the Colorado School Safety Resource Center's "Essentials of Threat Assessment" guide and sample tools from schools in Colorado. Discussions of actual scenarios will be included.
  • Overview of School Suicide Prevention & Intervention--In the Healthy Kids Colorado 2011 Survey, over one-fifth of Colorado high school students reported that they felt sad or hopeless every day for at least two weeks within the past 12 months, with 6% reporting having ever attempted suicide with a higher percentage of Hispanic/Latino students (11%) reporting vs. non-Hispanic White students (4%). This workshop will present an overview of the essential elementas for conducting risk assessments, interventions after a suicide and prevention strategies for schools. Sample tools will be shared.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid (for adults working with youth)

  • The Colorado School Safety Resource Center in partnership with Mental Health First Aid Colorado, now offers Youth Mental Health First Aid as part of its trainings for Colorado schools and districts. 
  • There is no cost for this training, but you must attend the entire day in order to receive a certificate.
  • Through our certification course, you'll become a certified Mental Health First Aider. We'll teach you how to respond to someone with a mental health challenge. You'll learn the signs, evidence-based actions and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.
  • Mental Health First Aid is for everyone. The course has been tested, proven, and tailored to meet a range of unique perspectives and experiences.

Other CSSRC Training Options Available Upon Request

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