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Session Description:
Many acts of school violence by students are planned and there are changes in behavior that are often observed in advance by other students. Join Brent Maguire as he discusses how schools can help recognize, assess, and deal with potential safety threats. As part of this discussion, Brent will cover six principles of threat assessment, along with basic threat assessment steps that schools should take. He will also discuss how to form a threat assessment team within your school and who should be involved on that team. In addition, Brent will provide a summary of eleven key questions used by the Secret Service to determine a level of threat and show how you can apply them at your school.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how schools can help recognize, assess, and deal with potential safety threats.
  • List six principles of threat assessment, along with basic threat assessment steps that schools should take.
  • Discuss how to form a threat assessment team within your school and who should be involved on that team.
  • List eleven key questions used by the Secret Service to determine a level of threat and show how you can apply them at your school.

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ways to recognize and assess potential threats to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

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