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2022 Training Needs Assessment Report

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Date Published
April 2023
3 pages

This document presents an overview of data compiled from 2018 to 2021 STOP guarantee survey responses and the National Center for School Safety review of 2021 STOP proposals.


This document summarizes the Training Needs Assessment, which is a process that allows National Center for School Safety (NCSS) to better understand Students, teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence (STOP) grantee experiences implementing school safety strategies, their specific training needs, evidence-based practice implementation, and Covid-19 influences on school safety activities. The data were compiled from 2018 to 2021 through STOP grantee surveys and an NCSS review of 2021 STOP proposals. Results from STOP grantee surveys showed that 31 percent served primarily rural areas, 59 percent were local school districts, 52 percent served all of K-12 (kindergarten through 12th grade), 65 percent planned DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) strategies, and 58 percent experienced turnover shortages. The needs assessment also examined school safety strategy-specific trainings, personalized technical assistance, and staff support and retention.

Date Published: April 1, 2023