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School Safety Resources

About Safe2Help

Unanticipated tragic events can quickly escalate into a school-wide catastrophe if a school district does not deal with events immediately and effectively. Knowing what to do when a crisis occurs can minimize chaos, rumors, and the psychological impact of an event on students, parents, and the community. When a disaster strikes, advance planning and practice may ensure a process, not a panic. Therefore, having current procedures and accurate information in crisis protocol, regarding an accident, incident, natural disaster, or emergency, is clearly in the best interest for all schools. This school safety resource page was created to provide a clearinghouse for the dissemination of school safety resources, programs, and training to Illinois schools and community partners.

Training and Resources

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management

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.


Safe2Help Illinois

In the absence of a trusted adult, Safe2Help Illinois offers students a safe, confidential way in which to share information that might help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence or other threats to school safety. This program is not intended to suspend, expel, or punish students. Rather, the goal is to get students to “Seek Help Before Harm.” Email:

Site Assessment

The purpose of the site assessment is to conduct a basic multi discipline evaluation of the site to gauge existing or potential hazards, conditions or practices that may impact the safety and wellbeing of the property and those that are present. Email:

Emergency Operations Planning for Schools

Examines the planning process and what aspects should be covered in the Emergency Operations Plan. This class also discusses self-assessment tips for reviewing a school's plan.

Bomb Threat Management

This course examines how to develop a Bomb Threat Management Plan to handle the many types of threats that may occur. This class discusses the types of threats, how and when to evacuate, as well as how to conduct searches for suspicious packages.

Clear and Present Danger

Pursuant to the Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act, when a student or other person demonstrates threatening physical or verbal behavior determined to pose a clear and present danger to themselves or others, school administrators must submit a report to the Illinois State Police within 24 hours of the incident..