Advanced Threat Management

Upcoming Advanced Threat Management Courses

Designed as a follow-up to Advanced Violence Risk Assessment, this course focuses on challenges often encountered following the assessment of violence risk. The presenter(s) have designed a highly interactive and case study-based course, drawing participants into discussions related to the legal, psychological, criminal and case management areas of practice related to managing on going risk.

From managing affective, emotionally driven violence to responding to potential targeted or predatory violence, the presenters will discuss the larger challenges related to the oversight and on-going supervision and treatment of those who remain at the institution with a significant risk profile.

Covering closed communities and marginalized populations, the presenter(s) will address the unique challenges and opportunities to build rapport and tie interventions to specific populations including: individuals with mental illness, those with addictions, marginalized communities, non-traditional students, LGBTQ+, those with suicidal or self-injurious behaviors, athletes, fraternity and sorority life members, and individuals struggling with anger and impulse control.

Special conditions will also be reviewed such as: working with suspended and expelled students, the use of private detectives and fusion centers, return to campus and the public relations issues when individuals show up at board meetings or talk to the press.

Participants will:

  • Overcome challenges related to the on-going management of heightened risk levels following a violence risk assessment
  • Review how to adjust specific interventions to match the needs of individuals from closed communities and marginalized groups
  • Discuss the legal concerns related to the separation and/or on-going management of those with increased risk levels.
  • Learn to document management efforts through a clear and consistent process
  • Address the challenges of working with at-risk individuals separated from campus

Ideal Audience:

  • BIT & Threat Team members and human resources
  • Conduct officers, vice principals/principals and residential life directors
  • Counseling staff (clinical and non-clinical), guidance and adjustment counselors
  • Case management staff (clinical and non-clinical), social services, special education/IEP
  • Police and law enforcement (sworn and non-sworn), probation officers
  • Faculty, teachers, instructors, academic advisors, and tutors



Early Morning: First Contact to Threat Management: A Case of Kat

  • Course introduction and creating a case timeline
  • Kat: The Protector of the Chickens- the initial report
  • Assessing the Social Media Threat
    • The “oh crap” moment and seeing the context; Goldilocks Principal
    • Applying the NaBITA Risk Rubric to determine next step
    • Applying VRAW2 to social media threats
  • The Welfare Check
    • Selection of staff to respond; staff safety and stance
    • Eyes on the prize: staying goal focused (e.g. cover letter, resume phone, interview)
  • The Dean meeting
    • Building rapport and addressing deception and impression management
    • Re-application of the NaBITA Risk Rubric to determine next step

Late Morning: Assessing and Managing Kat

  • The Assessment of Threat
    • Application of the SIVRA-35/ERIS interview
    • Application of NaBITA Risk Rubric to determine next steps
    • Applying the Structured Professional Judgement model to create a Risk Treatment plan
  • The Management of Kat
    • Addressing resistance, anger, defensiveness and frustrations
    • Establishing rapport, obtaining buy-in, developing a plan and applying interventions

*                *                *       Lunch        *                *                *

Early Afternoon: Understanding Who You Are Helping

  • Working with students with mental illness
    • Depression and suicide, bipolar, schizophrenia
    • Anxiety, developmental disorders, substance abuse
  • Understanding closed communities and marginalized populations
    • People of color, veterans, student athletes
    • Fraternity and sorority life, online students, non-traditional
    • International students, study abroad students
  • Understanding the culture of different locations
    • K-12, workplace, residential college, community college, international considerations

Late Afternoon: Case Discussions and Application

  • Brief introduction to the case process
    • Case presentation and risk assessment shared with group
    • Group discussion of intervention
  1. Social media threat and facing suspension
  2. White supremacy doxxing
  3. Continuous social media threat (social media rap)
  4. ASD/Aspergers touch
  5. K-12 hit list


Early Morning: Documentation and Creation of Risk Reduction Plans

  • Show your work: The importance of process
  • Discoverability and document: Should I write anything down?
  • The do’s and don’ts of documentation and Risk Reduction Plans
  • Division of groups to write up example plans
    • Social media threat and facing suspension—high school
    • White supremacy doxxing: workplace
    • Continuous social media threat (social media rap at four year college)
    • ASD/Aspergers touch (community college)
    • K-12 Hit List

Late Morning: Special Topics

  • Mandated treatment: The good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Behavioral agreements: doing them well
    • In collaboration with conduct
  • The danger of over-reach: readmission plans that run afoul of ADA/504
    • Increased duty, the road to hell/good intentions, efficacy of treatment
  • The suicidal student contracting for safety, addressing behavior not illness
  • The use of off-campus law enforcement, private detectives, and the fusion center

*                *                *       Lunch        *                *                *

Early Afternoon: Application of Concepts through a Case Study

  • Case presentation: OCD and threat
    • Review of the assessment (conflict between mental health and threat assessment)
    • Group discussion of risk assessment
  • Developing and documenting Risk Reduction Plan
    • Divide into groups to develop a risk reduction/SPJ action plan
    • Sample plan shared with group and discussion
  • Applying a Risk Reduction Plan
    • Identifying obstacles (strategies, tactics and logistics)
    • Counseling considerations, family and peer support, on-campus resources, workplace connection, establishing ROI/communication

Late Afternoon: Using the Risk Management Planning Tool

  • Introduction to the RMPT and overview of its use
  • Five case examples: suicide, impulse control and anger, dating/friend social connections, addressing mood dysregulation, addressing poor boundaries
  • Group work: creation of final Risk Management Plan
  • Final questions and wrap-up

Contact us for upcoming locations, to inquire about hosting on your campus, or to talk with a NaBITA team member about additional training offerings.

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