WS27: Student Threat Assessment to Prevent Violence in Our Schools Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Wednesday, February 22

  • 2:30–5:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: I
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

This fast-paced workshop will present the rationale, basic principles, assessment procedures, and research support for student threat assessment as a safe and effective violence prevention strategy. The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines provide K–12 schools with an empirically supported and legally defensible alternative to either profiling or zero-tolerance discipline. The learning objectives will include understanding the difference between transient and substantive threats, identifying three primary pathways to violence, and developing a safety plan for the most serious cases. The workshop will include lecture, videos, discussion, case examples, and brief group exercises using the threat assessment decision tree.

Speaker(s): Dewey G. Cornell, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Dewey G. Cornell, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Dewey G. Cornell, PhD, is a school psychology trainer who holds the Bunker Chair in Education at the University of Virginia. He developed the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines, which are used nationwide. He has worked extensively with violent offenders and authored more than 100 publications, including School Violence: Fears Versus Facts (2006).