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September 23-27, 2024
NABITA’s Violence Risk & Threat Assessment Week

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    September 23-27, 2024
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Are you seeking comprehensive training in violence risk and threat assessment? Join NABITA this fall for a week of certification training and workshops focused on violence risk assessment and threat management. Our Violence Risk & Threat Assessment Week brings together our leading experts in the field to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess and manage violence risks in various settings.

Courses Offered:

  • NABITA Risk Rubric – September 23
  • Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) – September 24-25
  • Violence Risk Assessment Report Writing Workshop – September 26
  • Threat Management – September 27

Why Choose NABITA?

  • Expertise: Our faculty are industry-leading professionals with extensive experience in behavioral intervention and threat assessment.
  • High-Quality Content: All our offerings are designed to provide practical knowledge and actionable strategies that you can implement immediately.
  • Flexibility: Participate in live sessions and access recorded content post-course at your convenience, allowing you to fit professional development into your busy schedule.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enhance your skills, expand your professional network, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in violence risk and threat assessment. Join us for NABITA’s Violence Risk & Threat Assessment Week!

Learn About Multi-Registration Discounts

Registering for multiple courses or multiple participants is a great way to save. Registrations of two to four courses are eligible for a 15% discount, and five or more registrations qualify for a 25% discount. Upon checkout, select the Pay Later option and reach out to for discounts to be applied.


NABITA Risk Rubric

Monday, September 23 | 10am-5pm ET

The NABITA Risk Rubric Certification Course is a one-day interactive and in-depth look at the NABITA Risk Rubric. The training will include an exploration of the importance of objective risk assessment, a detailed teaching of the NABITA Risk Rubric tool, and the opportunity to practice assessing risk and developing interventions across several case studies. Whether you or your team are new to the NABITA Risk Rubric or are seasoned with a few years of risk assessment experience under your belt, this course can help you and your team calibrate and ensure effective use of NABITA’s objective risk rubric for each and every report received.

Please note that this course is focused on Higher Education and will not include K-12-specific content. To attend NABITA’s K-12 Risk Rubric course, click here.

In this course, participants will…

  • Use an objective risk rubric to standardize the assessment of risk and development of interventions
  • Apply an objective risk rubric to specific cases and presenting issues
  • Develop appropriate interventions for specific cases and presenting issues

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Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35)

Tuesday, September 24-Wednesday, September 25 | 10am-5pm ET

The Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) is a 35-item inventory that is used to assist behavioral intervention team members and clinical staff in conducting a more thorough and research-based violence risk assessment. The SIVRA-35 is designed to assess the risk and protective factors related to an individual’s willingness to engage in violence.

This two-day course will provide in-depth teaching on how to conduct an effective interview and gather information to score an individual using the SIVRA-35. This will include strategies for increasing the likelihood of truthfulness, a discussion on how to phrase questions to probe for specific risk and protective factors, and the opportunity to watch demonstration videos and practice scoring them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Administer the SIVRA-35 tool in an interview through narrative, structured questions with individuals exhibiting a range of concerning behaviors.
  • Conduct a more standardized, research-based violence risk assessment with individuals determined to be at an increased risk.
  • Use a quantitative, numeric scoring key to assist in decision-making

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Violence Risk Assessment Report Writing Workshop

Thursday, September 26 | 10am-5pm ET

Take a deep dive into the writing mechanics, format, structure, and best practices for Violence Risk Assessment (VRA) report writing. In this hands-on session, topics covered will include providing a rationale for SIVRA-35 scoring, managing sensitive information, integrating quotations, addressing unavailable information, structuring collected information, incorporating collateral information, and more. Faculty will review the most common errors they see in investigation reports and how to prevent them. Training participants will have the opportunity to critique sample VRA report excerpts with the faculty to evaluate both clarity and content.

After completing this course, participants will be able to…

  • Determine the information that should be included in each section of a VRA report and provide a rationale for SIVRA-35 scoring
  • Address the absence of specific evidence in a VRA report
  • Identify problematic language in reports and suggest remedies
  • Integrate different sources of information into a report in a clear manner
  • Use best practices for protecting participant privacy through redaction, etc.

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Threat Management

Friday, September 27 | 10am-5pm ET

From managing affective, emotionally driven violence to responding to potential targeted or predatory violence, the presenters will discuss strategies for mitigating risk and increasing safety related to individuals who remain at the institution with a significant risk profile.

Relying on case studies, this course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how to engage with a student following a violence risk assessment to reduce their risk, increase their protective factors, and enhance their ability to remain a safe member of the campus community. Presenters will discuss non-clinical interventions such as working with a case manager, employing progressive sanctions through the conduct process, and engaging student affairs professionals as support resources, as well as clinical strategies such as connecting the student with clinical treatment providers.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn how to manage high-risk individuals following a violence risk assessment
  • Learn specific strategies for decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors for at risk individuals
  • Discuss how to engage various stakeholders and resources in the risk management process.

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Multi-registration discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on the applicable registrations in the same order.

Learn About Multi-Registration Discounts

Multiple courses or multiple participant discounts are as follows:

  • 1st registration – full price of registration
  • 2-4 registrations – 15% discount per line item
  • 5+ registrations – 25% discount per line item

Please create your order, click the ‘Pay Later’ option upon checkout, and reach out to for the discounts to be applied.

There are scholarships available for NABITA’s Risk Assessment Tools Focus Week. Scholarships must be submitted by August 23, 2024.

If your application is approved, you will be notified via email 2 weeks prior to your course start date. To apply, click here.

Those attending a certification course will receive a certification for the course as well as recertifying credits (CCCs) for any current certification for a 2-year time period.

All attending our courses will receive a digital badge denoting completion.

Once you register, you will have access to the NABITA Event Lobby. The lobby contains all materials for your course.

The Zoom link and course slides will be accessible 3 days prior to the start of your course. Please note you have access to the NABITA Event Lobby from the point of registration through 3-months post-course.

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