Behavioral Threat Assessment Training – NTAC Level 1 & 2
The Knowledge & Skills to Address Concerning Student Behavior & Prevent Violence
A well-trained multidisciplinary team is central to your behavioral threat assessment program. This team’s roles include:
- Identifying students and situations that raise concern
- Gathering information and facts to assess risk of violence
- Intervention and management strategies to prevent violence
Overview and Benefits
NTAC Training – Level 1 & 2
Designed for today’s environment in which time is at a premium and flexibility is a must, this 2-part training program combines the best of both online and in-person (live or virtual) learning. Teams are qualified to begin using the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) model after completing both Level 1 and Level 2.
NTAC Level 1 Training
Style: Asynchronous, online
Duration: 4-6 hours, at your own pace
Scope: Participants will receive an in-depth presentation of the NTAC program. Learners work independently at their own pace on their own schedule to complete 5 modules narrated by Dr. Marisa Randazzo.
Objectives: Participants learn the process of identifying a student of concern, screening the case, gathering and analyzing information, assessing the student, and managing the student. At the conclusion of Level 1 (including an exam), participants are qualified for NTAC Level 2 Training.
NTAC Level 2 Training
Style: Synchronous, in-person or virtual workshop conducted by qualified NTAC trainers.
Duration: 4 hours
Scope: Participants work together in teams to apply what they learned in Level 1 through a series of case exercises using the NTAC model. Cases become increasingly complex and require careful analysis and teamwork.
Objectives: Teams will know how to apply the NTAC model to a variety of situations with a high degree of classification accuracy. At the conclusion of Level 2, teams will be prepared to use NTAC in their schools.
NTAC Threat Assessment for Law Enforcement in Schools
Style: Asynchronous, online
Duration: 1 hour, at your own pace
Scope: The “NTAC for Law Enforcement” course provides law enforcement officers with an opportunity to learn about behavioral threat assessment, the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) model and their role on a multidisciplinary threat assessment team. It also helps to ensure compliance when working with juveniles.
Objectives: Participants will leave with an understanding of the NTAC threat assessment model and how it is used in school settings. Participants will also understand their unique role on a multidisciplinary behavioral threat assessment team and will be able to better collaborate with schools when it comes to threat assessment.
Building a Successful Team
What to Expect from NTAC Team Training
Establishing and maintaining an effective multidisciplinary team requires a commitment by the team members and the school community. NTAC Team Training offers the support your team needs to be successful and fulfill that commitment.
Team members will experience a significant increase in their knowledge of school safety and behavioral threat assessment. This translates into a greater level of confidence in their ability to help students who may be headed down a path of violence.
Learning Together Effectively
Regardless of prior experience or discipline, all team members will have a common knowledge base and perspective. Your teams will know how to work together effectively and efficiently.
Making Students Priority #1
Team members will achieve a high degree of threat classification accuracy and agreement. This protects teams from overreacting or underreacting and ensures students get the help they need.
What Do Customers Think of NTAC Training Level 1 & 2?
“Navigate360’s team training program is so thorough. My teammates and I feel prepared to take on this role and help students who are struggling. I definitely recommend the training to all school threat assessment teams.”
Subject Matter Experts Spotlight
National Leaders in Threat Assessment
Navigate360 is proud to partner with two nationally recognized subject matter experts who were senior leaders in the U.S. Secret Service and National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) directing research on the prevention of targeted violence and school safety.
Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D.
Dr. Randazzo is a social psychologist and former CEO and founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates. She is an international expert on threat assessment and violence prevention. Before creating SIGMA, Dr. Randazzo served for 10 years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as chief research psychologist, and she has co-authored several leading books on threat assessment.
Dr. Randazzo worked alongside our development team to incorporate the NTAC methodology into our Behavioral Threat & Suicide Case Management software. Her direct involvement has ensured fidelity of the process and provides access to specific guidance throughout the system. Dr. Randazzo also worked directly with our curriculum team to create the NTAC Level 1 training available exclusively through Navigate360.
“The multi-disciplinary team is the core of an effective program. Schools must support them with training so they can follow the program with fidelity and have the skills and knowledge to provide the help students need.”
– MARISA RANDAZZO, Ph.D.
Margaret H. Coggins, Ph.D.
Dr. Coggins is the CEO and founder of M. H. Coggins & Associates, LLC, a security and management consulting firm. She brings more than 30 years of specialized experience in risk prevention, threat assessment, behavioral analysis and change management. Dr. Coggins advises businesses, corporate clients, schools and institutions of higher education on developing violence prevention programs. Prior to her consulting career, she served for nearly 20 years as the chief of the Behavioral Research Program for the U.S. Secret Service.
Dr. Coggins worked alongside our curriculum team to create Navigate360’s NTAC Level 2 synchronous training, which is focused on the implementation of threat assessment programs. Her depth of experience enhances the training with realistic simulations, practical exercises, case studies and school-based threat scenarios to ensure mastery of the learning objectives.
Together, Dr. Randazzo and Dr. Coggins bring an unmatched breadth and depth of first-hand knowledge and experience to Navigate360’s implementation of the NTAC model.
“The blended training approach is the perfect model to ensure that threat assessment teams develop both the conceptual foundation as well as the hands-on skills to implement threat assessment programs. Prevention of school violence is possible when threat assessment is part of a comprehensive, multi-layered approach. Safe and caring school cultures are the foundation for proactive prevention.”
– Margaret H. Coggins, Ph.D.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is NTAC Team Training and does my school need it?
Effective teams need excellent training. Exclusively through Navigate360, you can provide the most complete behavioral threat assessment training that prepares your teams to implement the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) Team Training model with high fidelity.
What does the acronym "NTAC" stand for?
National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) Team Training. Designed for today’s environment where time is at a premium and flexibility is a must, this 2-part training program combines the best of both online and in-person (live or virtual) learning. Teams are qualified to begin using the NTAC threat assessment model after completing both Level 1 and Level 2.
Is NTAC training available anywhere else?
NTAC Level 1 & Level 2 training are only available from Navigate360 at this time.
Why should we choose Navigate360 for our multidisciplinary team training versus other providers?
Navigate360 is the leader in holistic safety and wellness solutions. Our revolutionary model spans the full spectrum of safety, including threat detection and prevention, mental health and wellness, and safety management and preparedness – backed by research and developed by industry experts. We provide the tools necessary to save and enhance lives.
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