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School Violence Threat Management
School Violence Threat Management

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DVD duration: 3+ hours

Presenter: Kris Mohandie, Psy.D.

Venue: Live Conference Presentation

Location: San Diego, CA


This DVD is from a live conference presentation and is largely unedited. In some cases you may not hear a question asked by a participant however, in most cases the presenter will repeat the question.

This DVD comes with one complimentary home study test. Please contact Specialized Training Services if you would like to order this DVD and then purchase additional home study programs for your agency or organization.

Program description from brochure:

The 21st Century has arrived with a new sense of urgency to keep our children and schools safe. The Virginia Tech tragedy reminds us that these issues can occur in universities as they have in middle and high schools. The recent deaths of students in Colorado and Pennsylvania at the hands of outside offenders highlights that students are not the only threat sources and the need exists to protect our schools from outsiders with unique and dangerous agendas. The tragic deaths of hundreds of people, many of whom were children, in a school based terrorism incident in Russia further underscores this issue. There are new dimensions of threat for school personnel, mental health, legal, and school police and security professionals to consider. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of cutting edge information about school based threat assessment, violence prevention and intervention strategies. It will assist in understanding the unique assessment, management, criminal, and civil legal issues associated with these cases and how to reduce one’s liability in the process. The material presented will be based on over 17 years of topic-specific experience, pre/post conviction interviews and reviews of school violence perpetrators, victims, and incidents. Participants will gain practical ideas that may be applied to their own educational setting.

Workshop Content

Extent of the school violence problem
Three types of potential offenders
Warning signs and risk factors associated with school violence
Improving early warning detection systems
Applied threat assessment principles
Interview strategies for potential offenders
Systemic and multidisciplinary aspects of school based threat management-integrating mental health, law enforcement, and school resources
Perpetrator’s stories from videotaped interviews and other sources