Campus Threat Assessment and Threat Management: Identifying and Responding to Indicators of Campus Violence

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Training Format : Recorded Webinar

Webinar Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Format Type: DVD

Presenter(s):Peggy Mitchell Clark

Training Duration:60 minutes

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Teach yourself and your children to deal with campus violence

Numerous recent campus shootings highlight the need for adequate preparation and training in threat assessment and violence prevention. Targeted campus violence does not just happen out of the blue and there are often observable behaviors of concern and indicators prior to a violent attack. Zero-tolerance policies and one-size-fits-all approaches are counterproductive and should be replaced with a contextual approach to threat assessment and threat management.

This presentation by expert speaker Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke will examine characteristics of targeted campus violence and common motives. The audience will identify behaviors of concern and indicators of violence and how to apply the basic steps involved in threat assessment and classifying risk. Threat management, risk reduction, and appropriate interventions will also be explored.

Training Objectives

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Review characteristics of campus violence
  • Examine the path to violence
  • Discuss common motives in campus violence
  • Differentiate between making a threat and posing a threat
  • Delineate the basic steps in threat assessment
  • Explore models for classifying risk
  • Explain the importance of behavioral intervention teams
  • Identify behaviors of concern and pre-incident indicators of violence
  • Review elements of threat management and risk reduction

Session Highlights

  • What are the basic components of threat assessment and threat management?
  • Discussion on links to helpful campus threat assessment tools
  • What are critical risk factors for violence and how to identify them?
  • What are the characteristics of effective behavioral intervention teams?
  • Discussion on different models for classifying risk

Who Will Benefit

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to parents, faculty of colleges and universities, and law enforcement professionals:

  • College faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Counselors, psychologists, social workers, and case managers
  • Health center directors and staff
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Student conduct officers
  • Student services/student affairs
  • Academic affairs
  • Parents and family members
  • Campus safety/campus police
  • Behavioral intervention teams/threat assessment teams

About Trainer

Peggy Mitchell Clark

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psycholo..

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