Center for School Safety and Crisis Preparation


The Connecticut Center for School Safety and Crisis Preparation serves all CT schools, to empower and strengthen their ability to effectively negotiate all threats and hazards through the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. The Center conducts research, and training, and offers technical assistance on student resilience, school crises, trauma-informed schools, and other topics relevant to school safety. The Connecticut Center for School Safety and Crisis Preparation has Regional School Safety Coordinators placed around the state who partner with other state agencies. Expert staff coordinate Regional Crisis Teams (RCTs) and provide other school safety services.

Our Goals

  1. To provide professional development related to all aspects of school safety planning, including both prevention and intervention.
  2. To research prevention, crisis, safety and trauma related to students and schools, and to produce scholarship consistent with our mission.
  3. To maintain statewide Regional Crisis Teams (RCTs) to create a network of school-based professionals who become available to each other for formal and informal crisis support.
  4. To provide consultation, ongoing coaching, and on-site support to school districts regarding all-hazard emergency operation planning and school safety related issues, or following a crisis event.