Learning Opportunity

Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Level 1

Registration closes:
Apr 25, 2024 at 11:00 pm MTN
Webinar will NOT
be recorded
Facilitator: Bonnie Randall
Date:

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1May 01, 2024 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm MDT)
Day 2May 02, 2024 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm MDT)
Cost:
$525.00 ( )
(Includes Lunch which is not prepared in a nut/gluten free environment and workshop Manual)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Session Code: 24-IE-576
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

School Administrators, Law Enforcement Officers, Social Workers, Youth Workers

Also Recommended For

Educators, Front Line Workers, Classroom Teacher and Support personell

About this Learning Opportunity

Level 1 VTRA - Theory and Practice

The primary purpose of this two day training is to teach school administrators, counsellors, police officers, and other related partners (community mental health, social services, probation, etc.) the multidisciplinary process of determining if a threat maker actually poses a risk to a target or targets they have threatened.

The primary purpose of this two day training is to teach school administrators, counsellors, police officers, and other related partners (community mental health, social services, probation, etc.) the multidisciplinary process of determining if a threat maker actually poses a risk to a target or targets they have threatened. Teams also assess students who already have histories of violence and are concerned about further and/or more serious violence potential. Serious violence is an evolutionary process and most students leave (intentionally or unintentially) signs and indicators. Teams are trained to become local experts at collecting data that helps to paint a clear picture of how high risk a student may be to carry out an act of violence towards themselves or others and what the appropriatew intervention should be based on that data. Teams are also trained to address the newer issue of “unauthored threats” that have plagued schools across Canada for the past few years. The level I training is best implemented when the local school districts (divisions) across the country take the lead to organize their partners to be trained together. From the schools and school districts there should be principals and vice-principals, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, and others represented from every school as well as district level personnel including the superintendent(s) and director(s). From our community partners there should be representatives from police, mental health, child protection (social services), youth robation, local hospital staff who conduct emergency violence and suicide risk assessments, and others as determined by the unique characteristics of your communities.

 

Level One VTRA Training Outline

DAY ONE 

  • Introduction
  • Training Overview
  • Traumatic Event Systems (TES) Model Crisis vs. Traumatic Events Ground Zero and Impact Zones
    • Traumatic Aftermath and High Risk Student Behavior
    • Critical Periods
    • Targeted vs. Non-Targeted Violence
    • Human Target Selection
    • Site Selection
  • Unidimensional Assessments
  • Safe Schools Initiative: U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education
  • FBI:  Four-Pronged Assessment Model
  • High Risk Students:Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Fluidity between Homicidal and Suicidal Domains
    • Threat Makers in the Aftermath
    • Identification with the Aggressor
    • Girl Violence
  • Responding to threats in the aftermath: The effects of Over-reacting and Under-reacting.

DAY TWO

  • School Dynamics
  • Multidisciplinary Violence Threat/Risk Assessment Teams: Acts of Legislation and Legal Issues
  • Threat/Risk Assessment Process
    • Stage I Assessment
    • Stage II Assessment
    • Stage III Implementation
  • Assessing Violence Potential: Protocol for Dealing with High Risk Student Behavior (Ninth Edition)
  • Case Studies

 

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the Facilitator

Bonnie Randall

Bonnie-Lee Randall, BSW, RSW, has practiced social work in her home Province of Alberta for over 25 years. Her early career began in Southern Alberta where she worked for Horizon School Division as a Family School Liaison Counsellor in the years leading up to the 1999 school shootings in Taber, Alberta. Following an eleven-year tenure with Child Protection as an investigator and case manager... Read more »