- Training key staff in schools regarding the Level I threat assessment process of assessing behaviors or situations of concern.
- Coordination of Level II threat assessments in which a trained multidisciplinary team meets with key school staff to assesses risk and assists in management and intervention planning.
- Preparation of timely written threat assessment summaries following the Level II assessment process.
Level 1 Assessment
Parents and school staff complete an interview/questionnaire that asks for information about the student’s behavior, strengths and challenges. A safety and support plan are developed based on the information that is gathered and/or a referral is made for a Level II Assessment.
Level 2 Assessment
The threat assessment team expands to include community team members. These additional members may be from law enforcement, mental health services, juvenile court, and children’s services. This team is specifically trained in the Threat Assessment process. They provide additional resources, and support in developing a plan for the student with the goal of increasing safety for the student, school and community.
Our staff has a unique skill set of experience in threat assessment, mental health, prevention and intervention, and special education. We are knowledgeable about community and district resources, and participate in community teams and initiatives focused on improving youth access to services and supports.
Staff expertise deepen the scope of the Threat Assessment Program:
- Provides informative Level I consultations and training for school administrators.
- Shifts the threat assessment focus to more school support at Level I which empowers school staff to handle difficult situations.
- Further equips building staff with more evaluative tools to assess sexual incident and self-harm/suicide.
- Integrates regional mental health case management (Child Protective Team and Managed Care Organizations) which leverages additional resources for students.
- Facilitates information sharing among districts by tracking and notifying district safety officers of high risk students moving between districts.