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Engaging Collaborators in School Safety Program Planning (On Demand) is a Course

Engaging Collaborators in School Safety Program Planning (On Demand)

Started Apr 7, 2021
1 credit


Full course description


Planning a successful school safety program often means needing to find and collaborate with various types of partners. However, identifying and managing those partner relationships can sometimes be difficult. What should you look for in a partner, and when in the process should you reach out?

In this webinar, participants will learn how to find partners that best suit their school safety program goals, and determine when in the planning process to connect with them. Presenters will also discuss how to define scopes of work, develop an outreach strategy, conduct an evaluation, and successfully implement a program. We will also discuss best practices for communicating and collaborating on STOP grants.

This webinar is part two of a three-part series on school safety program planning and implementation.


Superintendents, principals, law enforcement, and others working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence program

Learning Objectives

  • Assess and select the collaborators necessary to executing grant responsibilities
  • Define partner roles and responsibilities needed to successfully fulfill a STOP grant
  • Identify best practices for partner collaboration on a STOP grant.


Darlene Faster,  is the Northeast Region Director for Sandy Hook PromiseShe oversees all Know the Signs program implementation and ensures fidelity and progress towards goals for STOP grants throughout the region.

Dana Montgomery, is the National Deputy Director of Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs ProgramsShe provides strategic leadership for SHP’s STOP programming, partner, and portfolio management.

Elise Yannett, is a Senior Policy Coordinator & Project Director in the Policy & Government Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Ms. Yannett helps advise the Attorney General on policy and legislative matters, develop and advance the Office’s policy and legislative priorities, and manage government relations. She also oversees two strategic, statewide initiatives focused on affecting change through prevention education, Project Here, an innovative collaboration that is making free substance use prevention education available to every middle school in the state.  The other initiative is the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program, a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise to expand violence prevention and mental health training in school districts across Massachusetts. Ms. Yannett has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston University. 

Allison Beaufort, is the Project manager for the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program in the Policy & Government Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.  Ms. Beaufort collaborates closely with Sandy Hook Promise and school districts across Massachusetts to implement three programs that aim to reduce social isolation, recognize warning signs and signals of violence or self-harm, and provide tools to students, educators, and parents to prevent violence before it occurs.  She previously worked on federal grant management at the Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and has past experience working with youth organizers.  Ms. Beaufort has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Wyoming and a Masters Degree in International Development from American University.

Raphael Tillman, is the Supervisor for Administration for St. Tammany Parish Public Schools and oversees the implementation of the FY 18 STOP grant.

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Darlene Faster; Dana Montgomery; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Carolyn Seiger, MA


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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