Threat Assessment 2022-23

Threat Assessment 2022-23

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This K-12 school team training will help your school form or enhance the team that will focus on identifying, assessing and managing the risk/threat of violence posed by students, staff, and community members toward the school community.

Schools are encouraged to participate with a team of at least 4 members (e.g., administrators, faculty/staff, security or law enforcement partner, and mental health partner). Teams will leave the workshop with sample protocols to adapt for use in their school environment.

Trainers: Dr. Mario Scalora & Dr. Denise Bulling

Contact: Deb Hericks | (402) 597-4843 |

Training Reimbursement

This reimbursement opportunity is grant funded and intended to support attendance for approved Threat Assessment Trainings. The district can be reimbursed for hotel, sub, mileage, etc. for up to five team members.

Dates and Locations

Basic – Threat Assessment

  • January 18-19, 2023
  • June 13-14, 2023
    • ESU 7 – 2657 44th Ave, Columbus, NE 68601 plus Zoom
    • Registration
  • August 7-8, 2023
    • ESU 2 – 2320 North Colorado Fremont, NE 68026-0649
    • Registration

The objectives for this two-day training include:

  • Identify and use the principles of threat assessment and management in school settings
  • Demonstrate effective strategies for assessing risk
  • Formulate strategies for monitoring and managing risk
  • Describe effective threat assessment and management protocols appropriate for school settings
  • Apply principles of threat assessment and management to case examples

Level 2 – Threat Communication

  • February 1, 2023
    • ESU 9 – 5807 Osborne Drive, Hastings plus Zoom
    • Registration
  • August 10, 2023

Prerequisite: Need to have taken Threat Assessment – Level I Training

  • Dealing with assessment challenges
  • Assessing emerging issues related to threat assessment (e.g., extremism, social media, mental illness)
  • Managing cases over time
  • Coordinating management strategies with community resources

Level 3 – Threat Management

  • December 9, 2022
  • March 22, 2023
    • ESU 17 – 207 North Main Str., Ainsworth plus Zoom
    • Registration
  • June 15, 2023
    • ESU 6 – 210 5th St, Milford, NE 68405 plus zoom
    • Registration

Prerequisite: Need to have taken Threat Assessment – Level I Training

During this one-day training, participants will explore practical threat management strategies for use in school settings. Different interventions will be discussed that are appropriate for use with students or adults/staff.

Effective interventions are built on good information and feedback that can be difficult to obtain due to privacy or legal barriers. Training will include strategies for addressing these barriers.

Participants will enhance their ability to obtain good information via interactions with subjects, witnesses, and targets by enhanced elicitation skill building activities.

See the flyer below to download and share with your school.


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