Looking Glass is an easy to learn expert system designed to assess online and written content.
With the move to closing the campuses of colleges, universities, and K-12 schools and the general shift to working from home, 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. Focus on learning theory, then applying and honing your skills by conducting an actual case-assessment.
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, Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. and W. Scott Lewis, J.D. will share this effective and efficacious approach with you and discuss how to assess threat through the psychological, criminal, student conduct, and legal perspectives.
What does Looking Glass do?
It is an expert system developed to assess the risk of targeted violence related to social media posts, written narratives, emails, and other writing or artistic content.
Who can use Looking Glass?
As an expert system and not a psychological test, this assessment can be used by anyone on a BIT/CARE or threat assessment team, police, HR officials, and Title IX staff.
- 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
Who should attend?
- BIT, CARE, and Threat Assessment Teams
- Human Resources
- College Student Conduct Officers
- College Counselors, Psychologists, 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)