Assessing Threats in Writing, Social Media, Email, and Other Narratives

In partnership with Oakland Unified School District
May 1, 2020

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With the move to closing the campuses of colleges, universities, and K-12 schools and the general shift to working from home in recent weeks, there has been a sharp increase in threatening email communications. When combined with the recent rise in worry, stress, and frustration from students, faculty and staff, there is a need for a straightforward process to triage these concerns.

Looking Glass is an easy to learn expert system designed to assess online and written content. This approach to evaluating online communications, written narratives and social media posts is a must-have supplemental to your existing violence risk and threat assessment process. Based on research from their upcoming book by Taylor and Francis, An Educator’s Guide to Assessing Threats in Student Writing: Social Media, Email, and other Narrative, Jeff Solomon will share this effective and efficacious approach with you and discuss how to asses threat through the psychological, criminal, student conduct and legal perspectives.



Members will receive 10% discount off pricing.



All registrations for 2020 trainings include access to electronic training materials.


Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.: Brian Van Brunt is a Partner in TNG, the President of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA), and a past-president of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). He has a doctoral degree in counseling supervision and education from the University of Sarasota/Argosy and a masters degree in counseling and psychological services from Salem State University.

Jeff Solomon: A nationally recognized expert and consultant in school safety who has been in law enforcement for nearly three decades, Jeffrey Solomon currently serves as Vice President of Safety Initiatives at TNG, and until recently served as Director of School Operations for K–12/University Division at D-Prep, Inc. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) and is part of the organization’s Threat Institute faculty.


Timing reflects Pacific Time.

  • Friday, May 1
    • 8:00-9:30 AM Pacific Time
      Part I: Assessing Online Communication, Social Media and Written Narratives
    • 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time
      Part II: Five Case Studies in Assessing Email, Social Media and Written Narratives
    • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Pacific Time
      Part III: Addressing the Legal, Psychological, Criminal and Conduct Challenges

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This training will be hosted virtually, via Zoom.

Registered attendees will receive a code to sign into the training via Zoom Web Conferencing Services. Sign-in will be required for each day of training and will be tracked for certification purposes. Participants must be logged in by 8:00 AM Pacific Time. A recording of the training will be sent to each attendee.

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