Youth Violence Prevention
Preventing Youth Violence: The Pathway Back through Inclusion and Connection
Published in 2022. John van Dreal, principal author, author of Assessing Student Threats, 2nd Edition
This is a book about behavioral threat assessment that focuses on prevention and early intervention. It’s about thoughtful connection, inclusion, prosocial relationship building, and the restoration of meaningful and positive experiences for young people within the school environment. It’s about the importance of staying objective, avoiding assumptions, and eliminating prejudgment. Finally, it’s about redirecting that person to constructive, nonviolent solutions and avoiding arrest, institutionalization, or worse.