After a violent incident, it is not uncommon to find that many people were aware of clues that violence was being planned. Yet, without a clearly defined process to gather information and assess the situation, violence prevention is extremely difficult. This workshop provides a communication and decision-making model to help businesses, schools, organizations and communities become more effective in their management of threats. Participants will learn strategies to help them identify, assess and manage individuals who may be escalating towards violence.

This workshop is offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Some of the Topics Included

  • Threat Assessment Overview
  • Types of Threats
  • Behaviours of Concern
  • Potential Threateners
  • Typical Stages of Violence
  • Possible Characteristics and the Problem with Profiling
  • Threat Assessment Team and Plan Development
  • The Threat Assessment Process
  • Guiding Principles in Assessment
  • The Initial Assessment Process
  • Detailed Assessment Considerations
  • Case Management and Monitoring
  • Focus on Anonymous Threats
  • Focus on Stalking
  • Scenario Analysis


One day version
The one day version is structured for a conference format with a large number of participants from different environments.

Two day version
Designed for forming teams, the two day on-site workshop is structured for a group size of 20 or less participants. Beyond the material covered in the one day version, the emphasis will be on addressing issues and developing processes that are relevant to your specific environment.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, case study review and small group discussion

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for managers, school personnel, social service and health care professionals, human resource professionals and anyone who is interested in implementing threat assessment protocols for their organization.