SAFER SCHOOL TOGETHER (SST)
Safer School Together (SST) provides professional development for communities to develop, design and implement comprehensive prevention, intervention and assessment initiatives.
Our services include reviewing policies, protocols and identified areas of concern in relation to school safety and violence prevention for multiple school/law enforcement teams throughout North America.
We deliver professional development specifically designed for law enforcement and district attorneys on trends/patterns of youth violence and negative online behavior. This includes current trends, concerns and patterns of identifiers of youth being targeted by radicalized groups (e.g. ISIS.)
To complement the evolution of technology, and threats involving technology, we provide a one day comprehensive open source Digital Threat Assessment training to ensure accurate assessment of online threat related behavior. This training is unique in North America.
SST was awarded the contract to develop a comprehensive bullying/cyberbullying prevention and intervention strategy for the Province of British Columbia. This was the first training strategy ever developed to deal with bullying/cyberbullying, threats of violence, trauma response and suicide prevention and we have trained approximately 7,200 senior administration and law enforcement to date.
We are the Subject Matter Expert for the Province of British Columbia, and other jurisdictions in Canada, when dealing with physical threats of violence, online suicide pacts, high profile suicides, sexting and sextortion-related behavior.
SST developed the first online anonymous reporting tool for students in North America in PSSTWorld (Promoting Safer Schools Together) which is a secure and confidential place for students to share information, through a proven safety-tip line, about anything concerning them at school. PSSTWorld was recognized by California School Board Association and awarded the Golden Bell Award.