National Center for Campus Public Safety

Handling Threats and Other Disturbing Behavior on Campus

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2:00–3:00 PM (ET)
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 1:00 PM (ET)
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We are excited to resume our monthly, free webinar series, Campus Public Safety Online. In June, we welcome back Marisa Randazzo (PDF), Ph.D., principal and co-founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC, to review the components and procedures of behavioral threat assessment. Marisa, an international expert on threat assessment, targeted violence, and violence prevention, will discuss the question facing campus public safety officers and campus administrators most often in the wake of high profile school, campus, and workplace shootings: what are we doing to keep campuses safe? 

Dr. Marisa Randazzo

In addition to her work at SIGMA, Marisa currently serves as director of threat assessment for Georgetown University. Previously, Dr. Randazzo served for 10 years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as the agency's chief research psychologist. Among her various responsibilities, she co-directed the Safe School Initiative, the landmark federal study of school shootings that was conducted jointly by the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education. She is co-author of two leading books on threat assessment: The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams (2008) and Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project (2009). Both books are referenced as best-practice resources in several federal guides on emergency planning and in an American National Standard.

This webinar will review the components and procedures of behavioral threat assessment, which is recognized as current best practice to prevent violence on campus. Marisa will:

  • Provide a checklist of best-practice components
  • Discuss how to evaluate current threat assessment programs or add threat assessment capabilities to a behavioral intervention team or CARE team
  • Establish screening questions to know when it is important to use threat assessment
  • Provide tips on conducting threat assessments in the shadow of high profile mass shootings

The webinar is appropriate for professionals from public safety, student affairs, counseling / EAP, human resources, emergency management, risk management, and general counsel.

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