School Threat Assessment: Fundamentals for K-12 and Law Enforcement Personnel

SIGMA Threat Management Associates Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D. , will be presenting on Targeted School Violence and Prevention, Strategies for intervention, Building a School Threat Assessment process and the characteristics of a School Threat Assessment. This will be a one day seminar sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education and the School Safety Specialist Academy. The training is free to school officials, law enforcement and social workers. Dr. Marisa Randazzo is an international expert on threat assessment, targeted violence, and violence prevention. Before joining the private sector, Dr. Randazzo served for ten years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as the agency's Chief Research Psychologist. Among her various responsibilities, she co-directed the Safe School Initiative, the landmark federal study of school shootings that was conducted jointly by the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Randazzo is an accomplished presenter and instructor on threat assessment investigations, having trained over 10,000 professionals in law enforcement, management, administration, mental health, and the intelligence community throughout the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Her research is used in the federal, state, and local law enforcement communities and has been credited in the media with preventing planned attacks. She is co-author of The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams (2008) and lead author of Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project (2009). Dr. Randazzo has testified before Congress and has been interviewed by major television, radio, and print news outlets, including 60 Minutes, the Today Show, the Early Show, 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, the New York Times, and National Public Radio. She has published numerous articles on threat assessment and violence prevention and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Threat Assessment. She has also published under her maiden name, Marisa Reddy. Dr. Randazzo received her Ph.D. and Master's degree from Princeton University in Social Psychology, and a B.A. in Psychology and Religion from Williams College. In 2005, Dr. Randazzo was awarded the Williams College Bicentennial Medal for her work in preventing violence. She is listed in several Who's Who publications for her threat assessment research and training contributions. Individuals encouraged to attend are School Board Members, Superintendents, Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers and Police Officers. Date of event: October 11, 2012 Time of event: 8:45AM to 3:45PM Location: Penn High School, CPA, 56100 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, Indiana Cost: No cost for training * Lunch will not be provided. A one hour lunch break will be provided and participants are on their own for lunch. There are a variety of restaurants in the general area. The School Threat Assessment Training will focus on facts about targeted school violence and how prevention is possible. Dr. Randazzo will discuss steps in the school threat assessment process along with case management and intervention strategies. A focus will be on building a school threat assessment team and district process for school officials, counselors and law enforcement. Please visit the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation website for additional information related to the details of this training opportunity: http://www.phmschools.org/safety Credits for professional development will be offered to all law enforcement, educators, and social workers who attend. Attendance at this training will earn eligible participants 6 Law Enforcement hours, 6 Professional Growth Points for educators, or 6 CEU's for Social Workers.











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