Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem-Keizer System

Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem-Keizer System

by John Van Dreal (Editor)

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Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem-Keizer System, 2nd Edition is a manual for the application of a threat assessment system that follows the recommendations of the Safe Schools Initiative and the prescriptive outline provided by the FBI. Written from an educator's perspective with contributing authors from Law Enforcement, Public Mental Health, and the District Attorney's office, it contains an introduction to the basic concepts of threat assessment, a review of the research, and an outlined process for the application of a comprehensive, yet expeditious multi-disciplinary system. The book also includes the forms and protocols needed to assess threats, document concerns and interventions, and track the progress of supervision. As extra features, chapters on site security, community safety, domestic violence and teen dating violence, communicating with potential victims, training school resource officers, adult threat assessment, and an adaptation of the system for higher education are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475830514
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 127,946
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Van Dreal is the Director of Safety and Risk Management Services for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. He has almost three decades of experience as a School Psychologist conducting psychoeducational evaluation, crisis assessment and intervention, behavioral intervention, and systems consultation. In 1999, he began the development and implementation of the multi-agency Student Threat Assessment System reviewed within this book. Through that collaboration, he has worked daily with educators, law enforcement, trial court personnel, juvenile justice, and mental health personnel in the assessment and management of threats of aggression within the schools and the community. He is a member of the Mid-Valley Student Threat Assessment Team where he served as Chair for 16 years, and is a member of the Marion County Threat Advisory Team. He is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, ASIS, and regularly provides training and consultation on threat assessment systems and violence prevention to regional and national audiences.

Table of Contents

Section One – Overview
Chapter 1: Introduction
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Chapter 2: A Brief History of the System
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Section Two – Foundations
Chapter 3: Supportive Research and Recommendations
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Chapter 4: Basic Concepts
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Section Three – System, Team Dynamics, and Applications of Student Threat Assessment
Chapter 5: Level 1 (Site Based Assessment)
John Van Dreal, Courtenay McCarthy
Chapter 6: Level 2 (Community Based Assessment) Overview
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Chapter 7: Level 2 Investigation Team
John Van Dreal, Allan Rainwater, Dave Okada
Chapter 8: Level 2 Student Threat Assessment Team Operations
John Van Dreal, Martin Speckmaier
Chapter 9: Organizing a Student Threat Assessment Team
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Chapter 10: Communicating Threat Assessment Outcomes
Courtenay McCarthy
Section Four – Further Applications
Chapter 11: Domestic Violence, Teen Dating Violence, and Stalking
Allan Rainwater, John Van Dreal, Darling Mendoza
Chapter 12: The Threat Assessment Trained Law Enforcement Officer
Dave Okada
Chapter 13: Other Security and Behavioral Issues on School Campuses
Rod Swinehart, Ray Byrd, John Van Dreal, Shelley Rutledge
Chapter 14: Expansive System Implementation
Dave Novotney, Courtenay McCarthy, John Van Dreal
Chapter 15: Threat Assessment and Adults: The Adult Threat Advisory Team
Dave Okada, Rod Swinehart, John Van Dreal, Allan Rainwater, Ray Byrd
Chapter 16: Threat Assessment in Higher Education
John Van Dreal, Martin Speckmaier, Seth Elliott
Chapter 17: Staying Ahead of Targeted Violence
Seth Elliott
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Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Rod Swinehart, John Van Dreal, Martin Speckmaier
References, Additional Readings, and Resources

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