Behavioral Threat Assessment Training- REGISTRATION OPEN!!

01 September 2022

Vermont’s Agency of Education, Department of Public Safety and the Vermont School Safety Center are pleased to announce additional Behavioral Threat Assessment (BTA) training, designed to prevent active shooter incidents, stalking and other targeted violence in our schools and school districts.

Behavioral Threat Assessment Training
An effective, functioning threat assessment team is a critical component of keeping your school safe and preventing violence. Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management provides a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat and for providing interventions before a violent incident occurs.

This training introduces the concept of threat assessment and outlines how a threat assessment program functions in a school setting. It presents the process of how a threat assessment team identifies, assesses, and manages threats. It also includes guidance and resources for forming and implementing a team in your school or district.

Prior to this training, we strongly encourage schools and school districts to identify potential members of your BTA teams and attend this training as a team.

Who Should Attend
The class is appropriate for personnel from any of the following:

  • District leadership / School board
  • School administration
  • School psychologists, social workers, and counselors
  • Special education personnel
  • SROs / School security specialists
  • Local, county and state law enforcement
  • Human Resources
  • Legal counsel
  • Existing threat assessment team members
  • Others interested in school safety

Registrations Links       
Here are the registration links for your upcoming fall trainings:
Register for Sept. 27, 2022, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |
Register for Oct.12, 2022, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |
***You may need to cut and paste the link into your web-browser to access the registration link***
If you have any questions, please contact Rob Evans, Vermont School Safety Liaison Officer, at or (802) 839-0448.

Contact Information

Vermont School Safety Center
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300