Michigan School Safety Initiative

The Michigan School Safety Initiative offers free training resources and technical assistance for all schools in the State of Michigan.

Training Events

Recordings of these recent webinars are available for on-demand viewing.
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Introducing the Michigan School Safety Initiative - Free Support for School Safety

The Michigan School Safety Initiative (MSSI) works with Michigan schools to improve school safety and prevent violence. In this webinar, we will introduce our comprehensive, evidence-based approach to school safety and the free services we offer, including one-on-one support. Our resources are designed to assist school communities in choosing school safety measures that best fit their needs and unique environments. We offer free, one-on-one support to help schools start and maintain improved safety practices.

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Current Safety Needs for Michigan Schools: A Review of Your Top Concerns

In this webinar, we will review findings from MSSI’s recent state-wide needs assessment. This input was submitted by Michigan superintendents, administrators, educators, building staff, law enforcement, and other community members. We will highlight the top reported concerns, such as student mental health, social media monitoring, staff wellness, and more. Please join this webinar to learn more about what Michigan reported as the top priorities for school safety and how it will directly inform the future development of training, resources, and technical assistance provided by MSSI.

Stand4Kind 2024 School Safety & Behavior Conference featuring the National Center for School Safety


July 29 – 31, 2024

Larry H Miller Conference Center in Sandy, Utah

One-on-One School Safety Support is always available by request

Whether you have a specific school safety question, need help finding quality resources, or seek guidance as you develop a comprehensive school safety plan, we are here to help.

Have You Submitted a Technical Assistance Request?

We recently learned of a technical difficulty with our TA Request Form. Please accept our apologies if you’ve requested support and have not yet been contacted. Our form is now functioning correctly. We would greatly appreciate it if you could reach out to us one more time via the form OR an email to schoolsafety@umich.edu.

Featured Resources

Key Activities

Conducting a comprehensive school safety needs assessment of Michigan schools

Providing training and technical assistance to implement evidence-based safety initiatives in schools

Evaluating school safety initiatives implemented in Michigan to understand their impact

Convening a Michigan-specific school safety advisory board of experts to advise the Initiative on planned activities

Hosting a statewide conference to provide training and education on best practices and evidence-based school safety initiatives 


Disseminating evidence-based  tools and resources to schools, districts, and other school safety professionals across Michigan 

Have questions?

The Michigan School Safety Initiative is housed at the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (PA 166 of 2022 & HB 5783)

To learn more about the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention: