Emerging Issues in School Threat Assessment

The pandemic crisis has come at a critical time when schools nationwide are facing the challenges of implementing threat assessment programs.

This presentation offers advice on 3 emerging issues:

  1. How does the pandemic crisis affect the kinds of threats schools will experience?
  2. What adjustments are needed to carry-out threat assessments during pandemic restrictions?
  3. How can school leaders respond to news media claims that threat assessment is harmful and unfair to students?
Scheduled speaker
Dr. Dewey Cornell
Professor of Education at the University of Virginia and a forensic clinical psychologist with 30+ years of experience working with youth violence. He is the principal developer of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines, the original Virginia model that is supported by controlled studies demonstrating its fairness and effectiveness.
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