Behavioral Threat/Risk Training

Training for mental health staff and administration

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Available Service/Training

  • The Integral Role Mental Health Professionals have in the Assessment and Management of Threat/Risk within K-12 Setting

    Training for school district mental health staff and threat/risk team members to use EARL and SAVRY Assessements.

    3 day training 

    The Role of School Administration in the Assessment and Management of Threat/Risk within K-12 Settings. 

    Training for central office and building level administrators on threat/risk managment and the role of the administrator.

    2 day training

    Effective Threat/Risk Team Development

    1 day individualized team training

    Threat/Risk Management Tabletop Exercises

    3 hour training and practice sessions

    Materials for Training

U.S. Secret Service National Threat Center Reports

Training & Professional Development

  • Work Place Violence Training 2024-2025

    October 5th, 2024


    Upcoming Threat/Risk Trainings 2024-2025

    Mental Health Staff Training

    Cohort 4

    January 21st 2025 Day 1 of 3

    February 6th, 2025 Day 2 of 3

    March 5th, 2025 Day 3 of 3

    Please click on the date above to register, you must register for each date.

    All Threat/Risk training led by Dr. Kostas A. Katsavdakis, Ph.D., ABPP- Kostas A. Katsavdakis, Ph.D., ABPP is a Licensed Psychologist and Diplomate in Forensic Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has extensive experience in Forensic Evaluations, the Clinical Assessment and Treatment of juveniles and adults and Threat Assessment and Management. Dr. Katsavdakis conducts threat assessments/management, including at the request of the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York for counterterrorism related cases and as an Associate with Work Trauma Services, based in San Francisco, for workplace and campus settings .In addition to his forensic and threat management practice, he maintains a clinical caseload, providing individual treatment for adults and juveniles. Dr. Katsavdakis has presented nationally on topics such as Threat Assessment and Management and is currently an Associate Professor-Adjunct at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology of criminal behavior, forensic psychological testing, assessment of psychopathy and psychology/law. 

Educators Role in School Safety and Risk/Threat Management

  • Educators play a pivotal role in creating safe and secure learning environments for students. To further enhance the safety measures within schools, it is crucial to develop a comprehensive Behavioral Threat and Risk Assessment Team. This team brings together a diverse group of professionals, including educators, administrators, mental health experts, and law enforcement personnel, to collaboratively assess potential threats and risks within the school community.

    By establishing such a team, schools can proactively identify and address behavioral concerns, ensuring early intervention and support for students in need. The team's expertise enables them to conduct thorough assessments, considering various factors such as social, emotional, and psychological indicators. Through this comprehensive approach, potential threats can be identified and mitigated, fostering a more secure and conducive learning environment for all.

    Moreover, a Behavioral Threat and Risk Assessment Team provides a structured and standardized framework for evaluating and responding to potential risks. By utilizing evidence-based practices and protocols, the team can effectively analyze concerning behaviors, develop appropriate interventions, and coordinate necessary support services. This proactive approach empowers educators to address potential threats before they escalate, thereby promoting the safety and well-being of students and staff alike.

    In addition, a collaborative and multidisciplinary team approach fosters communication and information sharing among stakeholders. Educators, administrators, mental health professionals, and law enforcement can exchange critical insights and observations, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of student behaviors. This collaborative effort ensures a holistic perspective and enhances the accuracy of assessments, leading to more effective interventions and support strategies.

    In summary, the development of a comprehensive Behavioral Threat and Risk Assessment Team is vital in creating a safe and secure learning environment. By utilizing the expertise of diverse professionals, schools can proactively identify and address potential threats, provide early intervention for students in need, and promote the overall well-being of the entire school community. Investing in such a team demonstrates a commitment to student safety and underscores the importance of a proactive and holistic approach to addressing behavioral concerns.