Behavioral Threat Assessment Basic Training


To help schools continue to comply with VA Code § 22.1-79.4 (creation of threat assessment teams) and § 9.1-184 (collection and reporting of data by threat assessment teams), Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) is
pleased to announce a virtual basic threat assessment training.

The goal is to provide K-12 threat assessment teams with tools and resources to conduct and manage threat cases as required by Virginia Code.

VCPE offers the basic threat assessment training online through GlobalEd Foundation.

The model policies, procedures, and guidelines were revised in 2020 and are available electronically on the DCJS website, along with other information and VCPE resources related to Threat Assessment in Virginia.

Topics to be covered include:

  1. What is a threat? What is concerning/aberrant behavior?
  2. Model Policies and Procedures
  3. Building a threat assessment process
  4. The principles of threat assessment
  5. Mandated roles and responsibilities of threat assessment teams
  6. The importance of reporting, reporting mechanisms, and overcoming barriers to reporting
  7. Investigating reports of concerning/aberrant/threatening behaviors
  8. Assessing and classifying threats
  9. The nexus between threat assessment and suicide risk assessment
  10. Information sharing, legal issues and confidentiality
  11. Understanding the goals of threat management and interventions
  12. Formulating the assessment of a case
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