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Safe and Resilient Schools: Threat Assessment and School Safety (K-12) is a Course

Safe and Resilient Schools: Threat Assessment and School Safety (K-12)



Full course description

Course Date:





1-2 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge(s), Certificate (free)


In this course, you will learn about the critical roles of threat assessment, information sharing and follow up support in your schools overall safety strategy, including key questions and processes that have been identified as best practices from decades of school safety research. This course was created to be helpful for every school professional because it contains foundational knowledge that can help everyone in the school understand their role in the systems that are created to maintain school safety and build positive school climate.

This course will provide you with a framework for how to think about school safety and engage in your schools systems and strategies.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify when, why and how to share information about students of concern with others.
  • Identify and describe threat assessment procedures with students of concern.
  • Understand threat assessment follow-up and safety planning for a student of concern.
  • Identify, describe, and apply adaptive and technical leadership strategies for a safe school climate.

Target Audience: K-12 faculty.

Course is offered by University of Colorado at Boulder.

Course Instructors

Sarah Goodrum

Sarah Goodrum, PhD

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Goodrum has more than twenty years of experience conducting research on victimization, intimate partner abuse, school violence, and the criminal justice system. Read More.

She is affiliated with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she has served as a Research Associate since 2013.

William Woodward

William Woodward, MPA

Director of Training, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral Science, CU Boulder

William Woodward is a faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (2002-Present) Read More.

He initiated national research at the University of Colorado that identified the Evidence Based Blueprints for Crime Prevention and Violence Reduction. Now a national model.


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