Assessing Threats in Writing, Social Media, Email, and Other Narratives
Upcoming Looking Glass Training Events
None currently scheduled.
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, Dr. Brian Van Brunt, Jeff Solomon and W. Scott Lewis will share this effective and efficacious approach with you and discuss how to assess threat through the psychological, criminal, student conduct, and legal perspectives.
The system is easy to learn and apply, and is offered in four versions:
- K-12, College and University
- Title IX Coordinators and Investigators
- Law Enforcement
- Workplace: Human Resources, Supervisors and Managers
- BIT, CARE and Threat Assessment Teams
- Human Resources
- College Student Conduct Officers
- College counselors, psychologist, clinical providers
- College registrar, financial, aid admissions
- K-12 teachers, principals, special education, student discipline
- K-12 counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, Student Resource Officers (SRO)
- Review the key escalating and mitigating factors used in a violence risk assessment of emails, social media posts and written narratives.
- Understand and explore how to use the Looking Glass process to assess risk and drive appropriate interventions from counseling, law enforcement, and student discipline while reducing legal risk to the college, K-12 school or workplace.
- Review literature related to threat assessment, leakage, transient and substantive threats, mental health, threat risk factors, protective factors and suicide.
Participants will receive:
- 90-minute video training
- Supplemental documents, including:
- Companion guide
- Looking Glass overview
- Looking Glass scoring guide