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Managing Threats


A Schoolwide Action Plan. Geoff Colvin, Ph.D., presents this course which emphasizes preventing school violence and meeting the educational needs of involved students. By understanding and assessing threats, staff can respond immediately.

This effective course provides a comprehensive approach for managing student threats that balances school safety with meeting the educational needs of students. Dr. Colvin, an expert in school safety and violence prevention, teaches that by understanding threats and carefully assessing situations, staff can respond effectively and follow-up with appropriate behavior support. Roles are carefully described so that all staff and administrators know how to respond immediately and effectively to student threats.
5 modules with knowledge checks and video segments with analysis by Dr. Colvin cover the following topics:
• Understanding types of threats
• Why students make threats
• Overcoming the code of silence
• Using essential school protocols
• Defining roles for all staff and administrators
• Strategies to intervene immediately
• Risk assessments
• Developing behavior support plans

Audience: K-12 administrators, teachers, and all school staff. Video runtime: 30 minutes

Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever