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2014 Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety Threat Assessment Conference

2014 Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety Threat Assessment Conference

Threat Assessment Teams in Public Schools and Institutions of Higher Education:
Demystifying the Process to Enhance Safety and Improve School Climates


Announcing Virginia’s first pre-K, K-12, and higher education Threat Assessment Conference!

In light of past tragedies and recent Virginia legislation mandating K-12 Threat Assessment Teams, “threat assessment” has become a recommended practice to facilitate early identification and intervention with a range of safety concerns in educational settings.  

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ Virginia Center for School Safety is partnering with the following agencies to provide this unique training opportunity:

  • Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
  • Virginia Department of Education
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Virginia Office of the Attorney General
  • University of Virginia
  • Consortium for the Advancement of Threat Assessment & Management in Higher Education (CATAMHE)
  • Virginia Tech
  • Sigma Threat Management Associates
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)

Participants will hear from local, state, and national presenters on the many facets of threat assessment in schools, colleges, and universities, and the extension into workplace violence. Topics will range from the data and basics of threat assessment, legal issues surrounding these teams, initiatives in place throughout the country, the mental health aspect, the various assessment tools, and the need to be proactive and preventative versus reactive.

Please register now to attend this multidimensional conference geared toward demystifying these teams and processes!

Who Should Attend?

This conference is highly recommended for school superintendents, school administrators, mental health professionals working in schools, campuses, and the community, and law enforcement officers in schools and on campuses.  Both K-12 school personnel and higher education professionals are encouraged to attend.

Topics to Be Addressed

  • National Perspective of Threat Assessment in Schools and on Campuses
  • Comprehensive System for Threat Assessment and Management in Schools and on Campuses
  • Practical legal aspects surrounding threat assessment teams
  • Federal Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Implications
  • Latest Threat Assessment Management Research
  • Threat Assessment Initiatives from other states leading in this field (Illinois, California, Oregon, and Georgia)
  • Safe School Initiative: Public Policy Level Approaches to School Safety
  • Threat Assessment, Analysis, and Staff Action Plans in the K-12 Environment
  • Practical policy, protocols, and guidance on threat assessment team implementation
  • Bystander Intervention: Research and Programs
  • ‚ĶMuch more!

Presentation Handouts available here.

Cost and Registration

Pre-registration is required. The conference registration fee for participants is $100 per person.  Scholarships are available for registration fees and lodging upon request; all scholarship applicants should use this form to apply for a scholarship.

The conference registration fee for vendors is $500 per vendor.   

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will only be refunded if cancellation notice is given two (2) weeks prior to training/conference. Another registrant can be substituted for the pre-registered participant at no cost.

Travel, Lodging & Meals

Lunch will be served to registered participants each day of the Conference. Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and other meal costs.  

Please note:  There are a limited number of lodging scholarships available.  Please contact one of the staff members below to make this request.

K-12 Threat Assessment Conference attendees requiring accommodations at the Doubletree Richmond-Midlothian should call the hotel Toll Free at 1-800-222-TREE or local phone (804) 379-3800.  Please mention attendance at the K-12 Threat Assessment Conference in order to receive the $83 nightly rate, plus tax.  The cut-off date for reservations is currently Sunday, March 9.  After this date, rooms and/or the rate are not guaranteed to be available.

Lunch is provided as part of the training.

Training Dates & Locations

Training Time & Details

  • Registration begins at 7:00 AM on , and runs until the session begins at .
  • Forum runs from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Forum runs from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon on Wednesday.
  • Lunch is included as part of the training (with the exception of Wednesday).


For More Information, Contact:

Kathi Lee
Email Kathi
Donna Michaelis
Email Donna
Jessica Smith
Email Jessica
Marc Dawkins
Email Marc
Albert Stokes
Email Albert
Kristina Fawcett
Email Kristina


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