Threat Assessment

Basic School Threat Assessment and Management Presentation

The Basic School Threat Assessment and Management presentation provides general awareness of the fundamentals of school threat assessment and management.

Topics include:

  • An overview of current and past scholarship, research, and peer reviewed resources on targeted violence threat assessment for K-12 school districts and institutions of higher education looking to build effective school threat assessment programs
  • Best practice procedures for investigating and evaluating threatening behavior
  • Resources and strategies to manage cases and reduce risk
  • General and legal considerations for information-sharing
  • Challenges to developing and implementing a comprehensive threat assessment and management team.

Advanced School Threat Assessment and Management Team Training

Advanced School Threat Assessment and Management Team training provides:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of school threat assessment and management
  • The dynamics of targeted violence
  • Targeted violence risk factors and warning behaviors
  • Best practices in assessment, intervention and case management strategies
  • Discussion of the impact of the internet and social media
  • Threat assessment and management team protocols

Training leads participants through multiple tabletop exercises with different fact patterns, providing participants with the opportunity to practice managing threat cases from start to finish, and better understand their roles and responsibilities.

The advanced training combines fundamental aspects of the Salem-Keizer/Mid- Valley, Oregon Threat-Assessment System; the Pathway to Targeted Violence Model by Calhoun & Weston; J. Reid Meloy’s TRAP-18; Mary Ellen O’Toole’s Four-Pronged Assessment; and the Federal Model for School Threat Assessment developed by the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education.

If you would like to hear more about how we can help you, contact:


Mark Concordia, M.S.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Director of Homeland Security & Applied Intelligence Program