United States Secret Service Offering Live Virtual Presentations on Targeted Violence Prevention
The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) is pleased to offer live recurring virtual training events on violence prevention to community safety stakeholders throughout the year. In these trainings, experts and researchers will present findings from NTAC’s research on targeted violence and discuss strategies for preventing acts of violence in our communities. More information about these training events is included below.
Enhancing School Safety Using Behavioral Threat Assessment
Description: In this virtual training event, NTAC researchers highlight the key findings and implications from their research on school violence prevention. In this training, you will learn about the background, thinking, and behavior of school attackers and how some schools discovered and stopped plots before violence occurred. This training will provide guidance on how schools may develop or improve existing violence prevention programs utilizing a behavioral threat assessment model.
Intended Audience: School teachers, administrators, counsellors, mental health professionals, school resource officers (SROs), law enforcement officers, and other school safety stakeholders.
Preventing Mass Attacks in Our Communities
Description: In this virtual training event, NTAC researchers discuss important findings from their research on mass attacks perpetrated in public and semi-public spaces, including businesses, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, houses of worship, schools, open spaces, and more. This training will provide guidance on how communities may develop or improve existing violence prevention programs utilizing a behavioral threat assessment model.
Intended Audience: Law enforcement, corporate security, mental health professionals, faith-based community leaders, university faculty, threat assessment team members, and other community safety stakeholders.