School safety and security is an ongoing area of great concern for school leaders. Come hear from local and national experts the latest on behavior threat assessments, the legal aspects of handling student threats, and your emergency operation plan.

When: August 25, 2022
Where: MELG Building, Lansing
Cost: $150 MASA Members/$175 Non-Members



1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Welcome, Introductions
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Threat Assessment: Prioritizing Early Detection, Intervention & Universal Support
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM The Legal Aspects of Handling Student Threats
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM District Emergency Operation Plans
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Q/A and Wrap Up


Session Descriptions

Threat Assessment: Prioritizing Early Detection, Intervention & Universal Student Support
Thom Jones – Senior Vice President, Threat Detection & Prevention, Navigate360 and National Threat Assessment Trainer (CSTAG)

Due to the declining mental and emotional health of youth, as well as the many societal and post-pandemic impacts seen over the last two years, we’ve been met with a particularly tragic increase in challenging student behaviors, including severe aggression, self-harm and violence. As part of a comprehensive prevention framework, schools must prioritize the tools and supports needed to detect, assess and apply customized early intervention plans that meet the individualized needs of students in crisis and get them the support they need.

This session will include Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) training scenarios for attendees to work through, as well as these takeaways:

  • Best practices for early identification & intervention for students in crisis
  • The value of integrated threat detection & prevention tools designed to help students get the support they need
  • Why a whole-child approach that includes Suicide Awareness & Prevention, Behavioral Threat Assessment, Social-Emotional Learning, and Restorative Practices is more critical than ever