Upcoming Trainings

2018 Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Symposium

  • This is a one-day symposium for school staff: mental health professionals,Administrators, teachers and anyone concerned about student suicide. Please invite your community partners as well.
  • Feburary 28, 2018
  • Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Building 697, Denver, CO 80230
  • REGISTRATION IS FULL. Cost: $50 plus registration fees added at checkout. To be added to the waiting list, please call 303-239-4435.
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Keynote Presenters: Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and the author of Why People Die by Suicide and Suicide Myths.
Ron Lee, Ph.D. is Director of Mental Health Services for Cherry Creek School District and will present on Suicide Intervention.


  • Colorado Suicide Data
  • Crisis Response in the Aftermath of Suicide
  • Using Suicide Data to Inform Ongoing Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention with Gifted Students
  • and more

2018 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Intervention Symposium

Hosted by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center, this one-day symposium will commemorate National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Plenary presentation: Case study presented by the FBI. Expert analysts will inform school staff on how to support federal investigations of child exploitation and empower students to avoid victimization on social media.


  • Human trafficking
  • Title IX
  • Overcoming barriers to protecting children from sexual abuse
  • And more... 

2018 IHE Summer Safety Symposium

  • Registration opening in 2018
  • June 6th 2018
  • Pueblo Community College, 900 W Orman Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004, USA

2018 Colorado Safe Schools Summit. 

  • Registration starts in 2018
  • Oct 1st - 2nd 2018
  • Adams 12 Conference Center 1500 E 128th Ave., Thornton, Co 80241-2602 


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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