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K-12 Threat Assessment

This course is ideal for both new teams and teams looking to formalize and improve their operation. Through open and interactive discussion, the presenters will engage participants in a discussion on the standards and strategies for deploying best practices for their team.

Topics covered include:

  • History and philosophy of BITs

  • Defining BITs – Three phases of a BIT: gathering information, assessment, intervention 

  • Prevention vs. Threat Assessment

  • FERPA and the BIT

  • Team name and establishing the team

  • Team leadership, membership and meeting frequency

  • Role of the counselor on the BIT

  • Team mission and scope 

  • Team policy and procedural manual

  • Developing a budget for the team

  • Overview of objective risk rubric usage

  • Overview of violence risk factors

  • Data related to gun violence

  • Understanding threat

  • Case study application of assessing threat

  • Defining core qualities of a threat assessment

  • Differentiating threat assessment from psychological assessment

  • When to conduct the assessment and who is best suited to do it

  • Utilizing a range of interventions to respond to case by risk level 

  • Discussion of ADA and the direct threat test

  • Defining case management and who it serves

  • Case management as an intervention and support technique

  • Nurturing the referral source and utilizing anonymous reporting

  • Record-keeping

  • Team training

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