WVDE Crisis Prevention and Response Planning and Training:

  • For Principals and Crisis Response/Planning Team Members
  • For School Counselors and Mental Health Planning Team Members
  • For School Bus Drivers and Transportation Directors
  • Verbal De-Escalation Techniques for Front Office Staff

Other Training:

  • BRIM Active Shooter Training – BRIM offers a 3 ½ hour training free of charge entitled “Strategies and Tactics for Surviving an Active Shooter Attack”. For further information and details regarding this training, contact BRIM at 304.766.2646, ext. 57617 or ext. 57608.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid  Free training is available through the WV Project AWARE grant funding and a collaboration between the WVDE Office of Special Education and the WV Autism Training Center at Marshall University. Contact Dianna Bailey-Miller at baileymiller@marshall.edu or (304) 695-1155 to schedule a training in your county.
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute (IS-100: Introduction to ICS for Schools, IS-362.A: Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools)
  • K-12 Exercise Starter Kits (ESKs) – The Department of Homeland Security has recently designed K-12 Exercise Starter Kits (ESKs) specifically for the academic community. ESKs are self-conducted tabletop exercises and include a set of scalable tools aimed to test the existing emergency plans, protocols, and procedures, while also strengthening preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. The K-12 ESKs focus on an active shooter incident and are broken into three K-12 school levels: Elementary School, Middle/Junior High School, and High School. To request an ESK, please select the following link, https://www.surveymonkey/r/k12esk. Please contact WV Fusion Center 304-558-4831, if you are interested in its support regarding tabletop exercises.