- 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.
- Consultation, coordination and follow up as services provided
Level 1 Assessment
School staff are trained to complete the Level 1 Threat Assessment. Components of the Level 1 Threat Assessment include the Level 1 Protocol, Parent Interview, Staff questionnaire, Student Interview and Student Witness form. Upon completion of the Level 1 Threat Assessment, a safety a support plan are developed. In addition, a referral may be made for a Level 2 Threat Assessment.
Level 2 Assessment
When a Level 2 Threat Assessment is requested, the team expands to include community partners who have been trained in Threat Assessment and Threat Management. These partners may include members from law enforcement, mental health, juvenile justice and children’s services. They provide recommendations for resources and additional 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 and 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.