A Comprehensive System for Preventive Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management in the Schools (6.5 hours)

(Watch recording, take quiz, complete evaluation, and download CE certificate)

Participants in the program will be supported to:

  1. Identification of key elements of effectively managing dangerous and problematic behavior.  
  2. Identification of varying levels of risk using the Student Threat Assessment and Management Systems model.
  3. Use of the Salem-Keizer Cascade Model to assess and inform violence risk in school settings.  
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This is a recorded virtual presentation that took place over two days in 2022. The training is designed to prepare professionals and paraprofessionals to utilize a Comprehensive System for Preventive Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management in school settings.  The training identifies differing levels of risk factors and provides an in-depth examination of sample cases in order to support risk assessment and management using the Salem-Keizer Cascade Model.

6.5 continuing education units are available for this course.

Additional Information

John Van Dreal

John is a school psychologist and the retired director of security, safety, and risk management for the Salem-Keizer School District. He has more than 30 years of experience in preventive behavioral threat assessment and emergency management, psycho-educational evaluation, crisis intervention, behavioral intervention, and security and risk management systems consultation. He is recognized internationally as an expert in campus threat assessment and as a pioneer of multidisciplinary school threat assessment.

In 1999, he began the development and implementation of the Salem-Keizer Cascade Model, a multiagency student violence prevention and behavioral threat assessment system that is considered by experts to be a leading practice and is identified by the U.S. Department of Education and the What Works Clearinghouse as a best-practice program. In addition to behavioral threat assessment, the collaborative, multidisciplinary Cascade BTA model is now a comprehensive preventive assessment and safety planning system that includes suicide risk assessment and prevention, fire misbehavior assessment, and problematic sexual behavior assessment and management. Through that collaboration, he has worked daily with educators, law enforcement, human resources, trial court personnel, juvenile justice, and mental health professionals in the assessment and management of youth and adult threats of aggression within schools, higher education, public and private institutions, and the community.

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Weight 1.75 lbs
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On Demand Recording is $79.99, On Demand Recording and CE is $99.99