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Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment (On Demand)

1 credit


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School threat assessment is a leading strategy for preventing school violence nationwide. This webinar will review the essential features of school threat assessment, how and when it should occur, how it differs from other forms of threat assessment, and who is involved in a multidisciplinary team. Presenters will also cover some concerns about school threat assessment practice and research supporting the benefits of implementing threat assessment in schools.


Principals, superintendents, school board members, law enforcement, mental health professionals, current and future STOP grantees, and others interested in learning more about school threat assessment.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the practice of school threat assessment as a key component of a comprehensive school safety plan
  • Describe how school threat assessment teams function
  • Identify the benefits of school threat assessment


Dewey Cornell, PhD, Professor of Education, University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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