There is no way schools can avoid doing threat assessments. It’s a question of how they are going to do them.

Dr. Dewey Cornell

Professor of Education at the University of Virginia Principal Author of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG)

CSTAG Level 2 Training

Style: Synchronous, in-person or virtual workshop conducted by Dr. Cornell or one of his trainers.

Duration: 4 hours

Scope Statement: School threat assessment team members will receive the opportunity to practice a series of case exercises using the CSTAG model.

Terminal Learning Objectives: Participants will gain the ability to use their skills and perspective as team members, while also leveraging those of their colleagues. They will know how to apply the CSTAG model to a variety of situations with a high degree of classification accuracy.

Enabling Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of Level 2, teams will be prepared to use CSTAG in their schools.


CSTAG Team Training is proven to more than double participant’s knowledge of behavioral threat assessment.


Participants achieve a high degree of threat classification accuracy following the CSTAG Team Training program.


Regardless of prior experience, CSTAG Team Training reduces group variation and brings the team members to a common standard.

All of us intuitively make a subjective assessment of danger when there is a threat or an appearance of a threat. Threat assessment is an automatic process.

To create a threat assessment program that is fair, objective, unbiased and safe requires a proven methodology and team training.


  • Are you ready to focus on preventing student violence to self and others?
  • Are you ready to build confidence in your teams to identify, assess and intervene when a student may be heading down a path toward suicide or other violent behavior?
  • Are you ready to take a proactive approach to decrease suspension rates, eliminate racial disparities in disciplinary outcomes and improve school climate?




Bonus: Navigate360 offers technology designed to facilitate the assessment and case management of behavioral threats and suicide risks. We will share more during training sessions or you can contact Bob Kraft at