Office: Early Childhood & Student Services
Funding Source: Fee for Service
The Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments and identifying interventions in K-12 schools.
The model provides a step-by-step decision tree in the manual, Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines, for use when a student has made a threat or engaged in threatening behavior. The goals of this model are to prevent violence, return a student to school by understanding why a threat was made, and resolve the conflict or problem that stimulated the threat.
This model, formerly The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG), was develop ed by Dr. Dewey Cornell and colleagues at the University of Virginia and has been widely adopted by schools in Virginia and nationwide. Training is offered quarterly at the BCIU or can be scheduled for individual district/school team.