All Targeted Violence Resources
The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about targeted violence.
Averting Targeted School Violence Video
Department of Homeland Security, April 2023
This video highlights the findings and implications of the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center's research on school violence prevention based upon the study, "Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools," which examined 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools. It describes the thinking and behavior of the plotters, as well as their attack plans, how the plots were discovered, and how this information can be utilized to prevent violence in schools.
Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) Field Operations Guide
Department of Health and Human Services, 2017
This resource provides guidance on responding to disaster, violence, or terrorism events using the Psychological First Aid intervention. It gives school administrators, educators, and staff practical assistance to meet immediate needs and concerns, reduce distress, and foster adaptive coping in the wake of a disaster.
Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021
Department of Education and Department of Justice, 2022
This report provides official estimates of school crime and safety from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and post-secondary institutions and presents data on different types of student victimization, measures of school conditions, and student perceptions about their personal safety at school.