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  • Dechefr Training Manual (Coming Soon)

    Dechefr Professional Manual
    Coming in Summer, 2024
    Advanced Threat Assessment of Communications
    Leverage the power of AI and psycholinguistics to rapidly assess the threat level of written or transcribed communications. Created by Mind Intelligence Lab, Dechefr is a structured professional judgment tool that constructs a psychological profile to identify potential risk of targeted violence.
    Individual and corporate subscriptions are available
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  • WAVR-21: Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk


    Email us at Info@SpecializedTraining.Com to inquire about our in-person and virtual WAVR-21 training options for your large or small group.

    This is the 3rd edition of this popular threat assessment tool. First published in 2007, the WAVR-21 has quickly become the go-to resource for threat assessment in the workplace, campus and community settings.

    The WAVR-21 is the first scientifically developed instrument for assessing risk of violence in the workplace. It was first introduced in 2007 and is currently in use in numerous Fortune 500 companies, large and smaller universities, secondary school districts, government agencies, and law enforcement and security departments throughout the US and Canada. With proper training, the WAVR-21 is an easy to use, highly effective tool for assessing risk and determining whether risk is increasing or decreasing, thereby assisting with the appropriate threat management response.

    The revised WAVR-21, Third Edition, features a coding form appropriate for all users in their risk screening or threat assessment roles. The instrument and manual content now address both campus and workplace contexts. The manual includes a new comprehensive Intake and Documentation Questionnaire, four extensive post-incident analyses of workplace and campus homicide cases, and updated and new material.

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    Developed by Stephen White, Ph.D. and Reid Meloy, Ph.D., this manual is packed with empirically derived criteria for accurately assessing risk. The packet includes the manual and five sets of coding forms for use in workplace violence risk assessments. The advantages offered by the WAVR-21 include:

    The WAVR-21 offers tools and resources for both clinicians and workplace threat management team members

    The WAVR-21 guides users in understanding and organizing relevant data

    The WAVR-21 allows users to document, monitor, and re-assess risk

    The WAVR-21 may be integrated into multi-disciplinary threat management strategies

    The WAVR-21 incorporates the “Pathway to Violence” threat assessment model

    The WAVR-21 reflects the current state of knowledge and standard of practice variables for workplace violence risk

    The WAVR-21 provides a defensible approach to risk management in any subsequent litigation

    For information on licensing the electronic version of the WAVR-21 for your organization, visit