School Safety

Implementing Threat Assessment Teams in Schools

September 21, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speaker: James Barrett, Ph.D., Director of the Clinical Support Unit, Cambridge Police; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Webinar Description
Threat assessments are only as good as the risk mitigation options available to be put in place by school crisis teams. This session will utilize the Secret Service guide, "Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence" to teach participants how to create risk management strategies. The session will focus on utilizing the data from threat assessments to inform risk management options as well as how school teams can identify and collaborate with supports and services in the community to create tailored and effective risk management options.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

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PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

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