School-Based Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management:
Best Practices and Resources
Live-streaming January 14th, 2022 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
By: Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP and
Scott A. Woitaszewski, Ph.D., NCSP
Only $10 for members and $20 for non-members
Participants may earn 4.0 SCECHs for attending the live event and completing the appropriate SCECH's survey within two weeks. A link to a recorded version will be provided to all registered guests. You may register and receive a link to the recording for up to one year after the live event. Please note, the recording will not be available until two weeks after the event. As a result, participants cannot earn SCECH's for viewing the recorded version.
DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES:
Recent acts of violence that have taken place at schools throughout the country, including school shootings carried out by youths, have brought attention to the need for evidence-informed and research-based approaches to school-based behavioral threat risk assessment and management (BTAM). School psychologists not only play an integral role on the multidisciplinary teams engaged in this type of work, they often lead the charge. As such, it is imperative school psychologists are up-to-date both in terms of their knowledge of the process and their skills to lead and to conduct the process, in addition to implementing the plan that results from the BTAM process. Thus, the purpose of this session is to:
1. Increase participant awareness of a school-based behavioral threat assessment and management process, how it fits within a comprehensive approach of school safety, and recent concerns/taking points about BTAM;
2. Enhance participant knowledge of processes and models of school-based BTAM;
3. Augment participant school-based BTAM skills; and
4. Provide resources for continued learning and that can be applied in practice.
Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP, is a professor in the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls; he is also a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Savage’s scholarly research interests include school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention, suicide and behavioral threat risk assessment and management, culturally-responsive practice; social justice; and LGBTQ+ student issues.
Scott A. Woitaszewski, Ph.D., NCSP, is a professor in and the training director of the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Dr. Woitaszewski’s scholarly interests include school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention, suicide and behavioral threat risk assessment and management, measuring school intervention effectiveness, intervention teaming, childhood and family resiliency, school-based systems change.
Throughout the past decade, Drs. Savage and Woitaszewski have co-facilitated over 60 PREPaRE workshops locally, regionally, and nationally, in addition to offering several suicide and behavioral threat risk assessment and management workshops for practitioners in the field.