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Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAWW)

Access to online communication and rising emotional health challenges have led to a significant uptick in aggressive and threatening written communications within schools. This training provides teams with 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

  • $735 Member
  • $835 Non-Member

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