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Meet Mark...

Over 25 years in the field of education!

Mark C. Muscat, MA is the sole proprietor of Michigan Educational & Consulting Services (MECS), LLC. A former teacher himself, Mark has worked as a school psychologist and behavior intervention specialist for Michigan public schools for over 25 years. He specializes in working with students, staff, and parents to address challenging behavior, including threats and acts of violence. Mark also has a background in special education, crisis responding, and other education-based systems of support, including PBIS, trauma-informed practices, bullying prevention/awareness, and social emotional learning (SEL). Mark is a certified trauma specialist, a CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) instructor, and National CSTAG (Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines) trainer and coach, with extensive field experience conducting threat

assessments in the K-12 setting.

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MECS Services

Mark provides a variety of education-based professional development and consultation opportunities on topics including PBIS, bullying prevention, school violence, trauma-informed practices, special education inclusion and law, just to name a few!  He also provides training and coaching on utilizing the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) model to conduct threat assessments in the school setting.

See below for more information on the CSTAG model and training options.

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More about CSTAG

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) is the only threat assessment model of its kind to be recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices as a result of several peer reviewed controlled/field studies demonstrating its effectiveness across multiple variables, including increased school safety, decreased suspension rates, and decreased disciplinary disparity.  Authored by Dr. Dewey Cornell, the CSTAG model utilizes an easy to use decision tree to help school staff effectively investigate and address threats of violence.

As a contracted national CSTAG trainer/coach, Mark offers virtual and onsite trainings and/or coaching on the model.  Trainings are available for schools/districts/ISD's whose staff may be new to CSTAG, and advanced trainings are available for more experienced teams already utilizing the model.  Contact Mark directly to learn more about CSTAG trainings or to schedule one for your team!

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Training Testimonials

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"This is the most impactful and best professional development workshop I have participated in during my entire 27 year career.  This workshop should be required for all educators!"

"This workshop was exceptional!  Mr. Muscat presented the information so well and provided a perfect mix of humor to handle this very tough topic.  I am so grateful for this training!"

"Phenomenal presenter and information shared!  Leaving this training knowing so much more than before.  Thank you!"

"I appreciate the speaker, Mark.  He did an EXCELLENT job of explaining everything w/pertinent rationales that made sense. He MADE this workshop awesome!"

Mark's completed or upcoming trainings include:

Tulsa, AZ

Wasco, CA

Augusta, ME

Southgate, MI

Trenton, MI

Cleveland, OH

Shakopee, MN

Mt. Pleasant, TX

Loudon, VA

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