Montana Safe Schools Center
We provide training, research and professional development services to schools and communities across Montana and throughout the U.S.
The MSSC was endorsed by the Superintendent of Montana's Office Public Instruction in 2005 and approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents in 2006. However, our organization has been working on numerous school safety grants and initiatives since 1999.
Program collaboration has occurred for and with many agencies including: Montana Office of Public Instruction's Montana Behavioral Initiative, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), its Readiness and Emergency Management in Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office.
Montana Safe Schools Center Training Topics:
- Bullying prevention programs (Steps to Respect, etc,.)
- Suicide prevention gatekeeper training programs (ASIST and safeTALK)
- Safety assessments, emergency response training and plan creaton, emergency exercise facilitation
- Online resources for school safety planning and emergency operations plan (EOP) creation
- Special education training and consultation services
- Collaboration and training with/for School Resource Officers (SROs)
- Positive Behavioral Supports and school-wide training for working with students with challenging behavior
What do our trainings and consultations cost?
MSSC is a non-profit organization entirely funded through grants and consultation fees with P/K-12 schools, university collaborations and community agency partnerships. Our fees are negotiable based on the needs and resources of the school as well as appropriate travel costs. In the majority of cases, we are able to partner with schools through existing grants or in future grant seeking.
Let's discuss how we may assist you.