Keep Staff & Students Safe, Supported and Thriving with Behavioral Threat AssessmentUse Proactive Threat Assessment & Prevention Solutions to Address Concerning Behaviors and Support Those in Crisis
Given today’s disturbing rise in school violence, effective school safety initiatives are paramount. School districts must strive to implement research-based practices and tools that can help prevent threats of violence from escalating. Behavioral threat assessments that involve multidisciplinary teams help schools intervene and address threats in a way that reduces bias and traditional punishment. Ultimately, this helps to improve students’ social and emotional adjustment and keep them off a path of violence.
Federal endorsement of school behavioral threat assessment, combined with proof that the system works, have resulted in an increasing number of states mandating its use in schools. In fact, research shows that implementation of school behavioral threat assessment teams can alleviate the risk for racial disparities in assessment outcomes, decrease school dropout rates, and get kids the help they need in a supportive setting long before stressors can result in dangerous behavior.
It’s important to note that behavioral threat assessments do NOT involve profiling; research shows that attempts to profile potentially violent individuals are both ineffective and inaccurate. Instead, behavioral threat assessment offers a streamlined, objective set of standards with which educators can identify, assess and ultimately address behaviors that pose a possible threat before they result in acts of harm or violence within the school community.
School-based Behavioral Threat Assessment
Navigate360 Senior Vice President of Threat Detection & Prevention, Thom Jones, recently facilitated a webinar with a panel of experts and practitioners to discuss the purpose, process and benefits of school-based behavioral threat assessment. Below are clips of the insights and experiences they shared.
What is threat assessment, and what is its purpose?
Who should be a part of threat assessment teams?
Why is behavioral threat assessment & management more effective than suspension or expulsion?
How can threat assessment improve the collaborative relationship between schools, law enforcement and the community?
How does threat assessment support a whole-community approach to school safety?
Proactive Solutions that Create a Culture of Safety
Building a culture of safety empowers you to more quickly and frequently identify those in need of help, ensuring that your students’ current uncertainties do not become future tragedies. Our suite of threat detection and prevention tools are proactive solutions that help you:
- Anonymously source reports of concern from your community
- Aggregate intel from additional digital sources, such as email, social media and web searches
- Analyze, screen, manage and collaborate with threat assessment teams
Behavioral Threat & Suicide Case Management: This single solution will provide your school’s mental health professionals and BTA team members with evidence-based case management software that allows for continuum of care documentation and analytics reporting to proactively improve outcomes for students of concern.
Behavioral Threat Assessment Training: Aligned with the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) or National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) threat assessment model, this is a two-part behavioral threat assessment training program that combines online and in-person (available live or virtual) learning to build the confidence needed to identify and properly intervene when a child is showing signs of a mental health crisis.
Detect: Detect is the most comprehensive, all-encompassing digital safety solution available. This software helps identify and address a student’s intent to harm themselves or others by scanning digital content in real time and notifying school administrators of harm language found in school-owned email and public social media. It also utilizes a web indexing database of 3 billion URLs to protect students from potentially harmful content.
P3 Anonymous Tip Reporting: P3 serves as a forum for collaboration and accountability between school administrators, peace officers and mental health professionals to ensure every student’s needs are met. Our technology also powers well-known national and state-level tip lines such as Sandy Hook Promise’s Say Something program and Safe2Tell Colorado. As the leading anonymous reporting tool, our software empowers students, teachers and individuals to proactively share information about safety, bullying, self-harm and violence.
Threat Assessment & Prevention Solutions
Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training for Your Teachers, Staff & Law Enforcement
Learn about the value of equipping your entire school staff with training to identify and intervene when a student is in crisis.
Behavioral Threat Assessment with Dr. Dewey Cornell
Learn answers to the most commonly asked questions about behavioral threat assessment CSTAG training from Dr. Cornell, forensic clinical psychologist, national threat assessment expert and principal author of the CSTAG behavioral threat assessment model.
Solution Spotlight: Helping Schools Prevent Harm to Self & Others
Learn how our Behavioral Threat Assessment & Suicide Case Management solution works to help troubled students and keep them off a path of violence.
P3 & Detect Infographic
Learn how our comprehensive suite of digital safety tools can strengthen your campus’ holistic culture of safety.
Navigate360 Detect: Digital Scanning Technology to Help Schools Identify, Assess & Address Threats of Harm to Self or Others
Learn how Detect helps you identify and address students’ intent to harm themselves or others by scanning digital content in real time.
Navigate360 Offers Comprehensive Solutions that Support Students, Schools & Communities
Keeping students off the pathway to violence and on the pathway to wellness is complicated, but you are not alone. As a trusted school safety partner, we know that it takes a community of support to care for students’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
With an ecosystem of holistic safety and wellness in place, K-12 schools are in a better position to promote the long-term success of students and teachers. Contact us today to learn more about the steps you can take to support the mental and physical wellbeing of your students.