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School Violence Threat Assessment

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CE Credits: 3 Credits
Length: 3 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: STS Training Series
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The 21st Century has brought with it a new sense of urgency to keep our children and schools safe. The recent deaths of students in Virginia, Colorado, and Connecticut at the hands of outside offenders highlights that students are not the only threat sources and the need exists to protect our schools from outsiders with unique and dangerous agendas. There are new dimensions of threat for school personnel, mental health, legal, and school police and security professionals to consider. This training will provide attendees with an overview of cutting-edge information about school-based threat assessment, violence prevention and intervention strategies. It will assist in understanding the unique assessment, management, criminal, and civil legal issues associated with these cases and how to reduce one’s liability in the process. Participants will gain practical ideas that can be applied to their own practice. NOTE: This training was filmed in front of a live audience at an event organized by Specialized Training Services.
Trainer Biography
Kris Mohandie, PhD, ABPP is a clinical, police, and forensic psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Police and Public Safety Psychology. Dr. Mohandie regularly consults to college/university and K-12 schools on violence threat assessment and is the author of School Violence Threat Assessment. He has worked in field responses and case investigations for local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations including LAPD’s Threat Management Unit, SWAT/Crisis Negotiation Team, and the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program. He was the lead author of the largest study to date of over one thousand North American stalker and has conducted extensive trial pending and prison interviews of violent offenders, including a number of school violence perpetrators, stalkers, hostage takers, serial, and multiple murderers.
Learning Objectives

This training is designed to help you:

  • Identify three types of potential offenders in school settings
  • Describe warning signs and risk factors associated with school violence
  • Discuss how to improving early warning detection systems in schools
  • Examine effective interview strategies to identify potential offenders
  • Discuss how to integrate mental health, law enforcement, and school resources to systematically manage school-based threats

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