Full course description
Course Description/Meeting Summary:
The Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments of students. In this training, participants will learn how to utilize this tool to support students and to follow the OCPS procedures in managing threats.
- In-Service Points: 7
- Component Number: 1105007
Meeting Locations and Times:
RBELC- 1st Floor, Board Room on October 7th, 2022, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
445 West Amelia st., Orlando, FL 32801
Full Description/Meeting Details:
Orange County Public School utilizes the Comprehensive School Threat assessment Guidelines (CSTAG), developed in 2001 by Dr. Dewey Cornell, to evaluate potentially dangerous situations. It is designed to “prevent violence by helping the individual to resolve the problem, thereby removing the impetus for violence”. Safety precautions for the individual and others are taken very seriously. OCPS uses this CSTAG model as a guideline for investigating threats, gathering relevant information, considering context and factors, and taking reasonable action.
Behavioral Threat Assessment F.S. 1001.212(12)
By August 1, 2019, develop a standardized, statewide behavioral threat assessment instrument for use by all public schools, including charter schools, which addresses early identification, evaluation, early intervention, and student support. (a) The standardized, statewide behavioral threat assessment instrument must include, but need not be limited to, components and forms that address:
- An assessment of the threat, which includes an assessment of the student, family, and school and social dynamics.
- An evaluation to determine if the threat is transient or substantive.
- The response to a substantive threat, which includes the school response and the role of law enforcement agencies.
- The response to a serious substantive threat, including mental health and law enforcement referrals.
- Ongoing monitoring to assess implementation of safety strategies.
- Training for members of threat assessment teams established under s. 1006.07(7) and school administrators regarding the use of the instrument.