Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Training



Preventing Targeted Violence Using a Threat Assessment Model
University of Southern Maine, Portland – Luther Bonney Hall

September 21, 2018

The University of Southern Maine, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals New England Chapter, Association of Student Conduct Administrators and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators invite you to attend an autumn training. The training is open to all ATAP/ASCA/NASPA members, their guests, and members of the public interested in threat assessment in higher education settings. Pre-registration is required. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so register early.

Registration Information

Directions to University of Southern Maine – Talbot Auditorium

Program Information

10:00 am – Opening Remarks

Presenter: Noel C. March, Senior Director for Public Safety & Security and Chief of Police; University of Southern Maine

 10:30 am – Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model

Presenter: Diana Drysdale, M.A.; Lead Social Science Research Specialist, U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC)

This presentation will discuss the findings of the National Threat Assessment Center’s report examining incidents of targeted violence on college and university campuses. Further, the presentation will examine methods used to prevent targeted violence on campuses within the framework of the threat assessment model developed by the U.S. Secret Service.  This model includes: identifying individuals who may be exhibiting concerning behaviors; gathering information on their backgrounds and behaviors to assess whether they may pose a risk of violence or other harmful behavior; and developing management strategies and interventions.

12:00 am – Lunch

12:45 pm – Threat Assessment and Management Case Study

Presenter:  Stephanie Stein Leite, Psy.D.; Forensic Intelligence, LLC

The session provides information for campus threat assessment teams to use in identifying the nature and process of violence, identifying persons at risk, reporting and assessing concerns identified through the assessment, and resolving situations using compassionate and effective approaches. This session offers group exercises for use by assessment teams to allow them to improve their comprehension and application of the threat assessment principles outlined in the companion presentation.

2:00 pm – Closing Remarks