Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAWW)

With an increase in online communication combined with a rise in emotional health issues, schools have seen a sharp rise in aggressive and threatening written communications. This training provides teams a straightforward process for triaging these concerns.

The Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAWW) is an expert system designed to assess the risk level and potential for violence present in written content. Relying on research of past violent attacks and the written narratives accompanying them, VRAWW presents an objective approach to assessing risk and threat present in written content (e.g., social media posts, journals, blog posts, narratives) by weighing the risk and protective factors for the author. This course will provide an in-depth teaching of the VRAWW tool and use case studies to demonstrate the application of VRAWW

In this course, you will learn:

  • Apply the VRAWW to written content to conduct a more standardized, research-based assessment of the written word.
  • Identify the key escalating and mitigating factors used in a violence risk assessment of emails, social media posts and written narratives.
  • Develop appropriate interventions based on the scoring of VRAWW and the accompanying Risk Rubric rating.

Who should attend?

  • BIT members
  • Case managers
  • Student Affairs staff such as Conduct Officers, Residential Life staff, Deans of Students
  • K-12 teachers, principals, special education, student discipline
  • K-12 counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, Student Resource Officers (SRO)

Virtual Instructor-Led

Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $699 Member
  • $799 Non-Member

Hide Details & Schedule


  • February 16: 10:00am - 5:00pm ET Register
  • May 16: 10:00am - 5:00pm ET Register


*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Discounts will be applied at checkout starting for groups of 2-4 attendees and increasing for groups of 5 or more attendees. Please contact with questions.

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Please allow 7-10 days following the completion of the course and then log in on our website and visit the My NABITA page to access the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by NABITA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; TNG cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.