Region 3

School Safety Update

Region 3 School Safety

In an effort to assist school districts in implementing safety initiatives more effectively, Region 3 will provide relevant school safety guidance, resources, training opportunities, professional development, technical assistance and TEA updates.
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TEA Extending the 2019-2021 School Safety and Security Grant

TEA will be extending 2019-2021 School Safety and Security Grant period to 05/31/2022.

This grant provides funding to public schools for additional safety and security equipment (campus hardening).

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Behavioral Threat Assessment/SSSP

Districts should collect and maintain SSSP team information and data for the 2020-2021 school year for activities that occurred from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.

TEA will send a Qualtrics survey requesting information to Superintendents in November 2021.

Emergency Operation Plans and Annexes

EOPs and Annexes can be requested at any time by Texas School Safety Center. The Texas School Safety Center will be taking a deeper dive into these plans this year.
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Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Training- Texas School Safety Center

Exclusive date for Region 3 participants only.

April 23, 2020- 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Texas School Safety Center is offering the Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Training that will build and expand significantly on the skills gained in the Basic Digital Threat Assessment training. Participants will leave with a concrete understanding of how to find and curate relevant digital information as is typically represented in a real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenario. You can register here for the advanced training

Roadmap to Implementing the Safe and Supportive Schools Program

Monday, July 12th, 9am-1pm

1905 Leary Lane

Victoria, TX

Two day event

07/12/21 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

07/13/21 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This workshop is designed to provide districts and campuses with an understanding of the Safe and Supportive Schools Program (SSSP) that is required by SB11. Processes, tools and strategies necessary to plan and begin implementation of an SSSP will be reviewed. Register here.

Region 3 ESC Virtual Safe and Supportive Schools Summit

Region 3 ESC Safe and Supportive Schools Summit

Region 3 ESC will be hosting a virtual 2 day summit that will showcase sessions related to school safety and the safe and supportive schools program (SSSP from SB11). Topics will include updates on SB11 and SSSP, school mental health initiatives, suicide prevention and intervention, digital technology concerns, bullying prevention, maintaining safe schools, cyber-safety, human trafficking, and much more!

Register today as space is limited!

Texas School Safety Virtual Conference

Save the date for the 2021 Virtual Texas School Safety Conference on June 29-30, 2021.

Themed Texas Strong: Resiliency Through Change, the conference will bring together educators, administrators, school-based law enforcement, and emergency managers to collaborate, network, and learn from each other.

Registration Information:

Conference Dates: June 29-30, 2021

Registration: $100

The TxSSC will provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hours.

Click here to register!

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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

REMS is providing several free virtual trainings and resources, covering a wide range of topics.

Modalities include the following (links are clickable):

  • Online Courses — self-paced virtual trainings that generate certificates upon completion;
  • Webinars — archived virtual trainings with subject matter experts;
  • Virtual Trainings by Request — interactive and dynamic virtual trainings delivered to your education agency by REMS TA Center’s trainers, available by request; and
  • Specialized Training Packages (K-12 only) — materials for school safety teams or school safety leaders to use to learn on their own or deliver trainings to colleagues and their sites.

Do you Know How to Recognize Childhood Relational Trauma? - Webinar

The traumatic effects of childhood relational trauma and emotional neglect are significant. Neuroimaging of the brain reveals how our fundamental needs for love, connection, safety and nurture are distorted when those we are programmed to depend on hurt us or treat us without emotional warmth. The outcomes are severe: those who have experienced childhood trauma can remain affected for years, cycling through depression, isolation, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, insomnia, risk-taking behaviors, self-loathing behaviors and self-neglect. Objectives:

  • Recognize two signs of childhood maltreatment in clients with eating disorders and/or substance use disorder.
  • Explain the link between childhood emotional neglect and maladaptive coping behaviors in adults.
  • Identify two skills to use when assessing patients for childhood trauma and emotional neglect.

Webinar - Friday, April 23, 2021 from 12-1:30 pm

1.5 CE Hours

Register for Webinar here!

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

TEA has provided a Child Abuse Prevention Overview that includes legislative mandates for reporting, training, and resources for LEAs.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Service has child abuse social media prevention toolkit as a resource