Wake Forest Threat Assessment Training
My name is Dr. Brian Van Brunt, and I will be offering a series of trainings at the behest of Wake Forest University. When I was first approached about offering a training day for college clinical staff on violence risk and threat assessment, I was extremely excited for the opportunity. In conversations with the planning committee, I suggested expanding the training ideas more in line with some I very much enjoyed in my doctoral program, many years ago.
We have put together a hybrid model of training designed to engage participants early on these topics, increase interactivity, and basically “blow the doors off” the learning objectives and your expectations.
The main training will take place on Friday, February 2nd. In addition to the in-person training, I will guide two additional sessions for participants. The pre-training session will be offered virtually on Friday, January 19th. It is our hope that this training will offer a foundational refresher that will allow for more detailed content in February. The final virtual session will be offered on Friday, March 1, to answer any practical questions you may have and review previous training topics. This will also be an opportunity to review a full case study that will be provided during the in-person training.
If you are unable to attend the online sessions, or would like to rewatch them, they will be recorded and made available to you on a unique website along with resource materials.
To help us narrow topics for our violence risk and threat training on Friday, February 2nd, we put together the following survey. Please take a few minutes to let us know which topics are of highest priority. I’ll use the information to create (and narrow and expand) the agendas for each session. It will also help me create a relatable case study we can work through together.
I am very much looking forward to meeting each of you (or meeting you again!). In my new role at DPREP safety, I have the flexibility and resources to learn further into instructional design best practices and create trainings that deliver beyond your expectations, offered at a reasonable cost, and continually updated to reflect the current research in the field.
There are two sections to the survey. The first looks at your preferences for the training; the second looks at your general knowledge on threat and related topics. All answers will be kept confidential, and any information used will be presented in aggregate.