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Threat Assessment

Threat Assessment

Ohio's 133rd General Assembly enacted House Bill 123, the "Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act," regarding school security and youth suicide awareness education and training. The state legislation calls for a comprehensive approach to school safety involving the Ohio Departments of Education, Public Safety, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Attorney General’s Office.

In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce and other educational service centers throughout the state, the ESC of Lake Erie West is offering free threat assessment training to assist schools in meeting the requirements of the SAVE Students Act. 

Each district will receive a CSTAG manual and certificate fulfilling the threat assessment requirement in HB123.

Who Should Attend

Every district should train a district team and a team for each building in the district.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Lisa Grant at either [email protected] or 419-724-1779.

CSTAG Training

The Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments of students. This model was developed by Dr. Dewey Cornell and colleagues at the University of Virginia in 2001 and has been extensively examined through field tests and controlled studies that demonstrate its utility and effectiveness. CSTAG has been widely adopted by schools in Virginia and nationwide, and was recognized as an evidence-based program by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices in 2013.   For information about CSTAG, go to this website.