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Psychology of School Threat Assessments

Event Dates
Dearborn Police Department

Dearborn, MI

During this training, participants will:

  • Examine the psychological and behavioral aspects of threat assessment and management.
  • Gain understanding in normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, identifying red-flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short and long-term) to ensure personnel safety.
  • Review common problems in school threat assessment and propose solutions.
  • Learn multidisciplinary threat assessment and management strategies and explore empirically based youth-violence risk and protective factors.
  • Review assessment tools for use in the school system.
  • Participate in simulated threat assessments and management with followup discussion (hotwash).

Date Created: September 5, 2019