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Violence Risk Assessment and Management Workshop for Post-Secondary Institutions

ProActive-ResolutionsThis 5-day Violence Risk Assessment & Management Workshop is being presented by ProActive ReSolutions between January 27-31, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

About the Workshop

Violence in post-secondary institutions is a serious problem that has gained a great deal of attention over the last decade partly as a consequence of tragic cases involving students, staff, faculty and community members. Post-secondary institutions have made significant advances during this time to understand the nature of this problem and to establish teams to address this problem.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn new skills and build on existing skills in assessing and managing risk for violence. Not only will you learn about general violence risk assessment and management principles focusing on the most common forms of violence, but also about best practices supported by researchers and practitioners around the world. Successful completion will be recognized with a certificate.

Why Attend?

  1. Develop your skills: Build your expertise when making decisions about cases that involve violence risk and develop your skills when communicating with others about these cases.
  2. Implement best practices: Learn about best practices in assessing and managing violence risk by authors of the HCR-20 Version 3 to help you prevent future harm and protect you from liability.
  3. Network with others: Strengthen your relationships with other professionals with a shared interest in and responsibility for violence threat assessment and risk management.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is relevant for professionals inside and outside of post-secondary institutions interested in assessing and managing violence risk including administration, human resources, faculty relations, resident life, legal, security, criminal justice, health care, and social services.

Workshop Instructors

Drs. Hart, Kropp and Watt are internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters. They are passionate about providing evidence-based understanding, knowledge and skills about violence risk assessment and management that professionals can apply in practice.

prof-stephen-hartDr. Stephen Hart

Stephen Hart is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, and also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at University of Bergen. He has a doctorate in clinical-forensic psychology. His work focuses on the assessment and management of violence risk and of psychopathic personality disorder. Professor Hart is also a founding Director of ProActive ReSolutions Inc.

randallkroppDr. Randall Kropp

Dr. Kropp works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at ProActive ReSolutions Inc. and as a clinical and forensic psychologist with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. Dr. Kropp is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in the assessment and management of violent offenders.

kelly-wattDr. Kelly Watt

Dr. Kelly Watt works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at ProActive ReSolutions Inc. and is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Dr. Watt’s work focuses on conducting assessments, providing training, and developing strategies for workplaces related to preventing, assessing and managing workplace violence.

Workshop Overview

DAY 1

General principles of violence risk assessment and management

• Discuss general violence risk assessment and management principles
• Learn essential knowledge and skills to conduct risk assessments and to develop management plans

DAY 2

Assessing and managing risk for general violence

• Discuss critical issues in risk for violence associated with mental disorder
• Learn to administer the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20 (HCR-20)

DAY 3

Assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence

• Discuss critical issues in risk for intimate partner violence
• Learn to administer the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA) and the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER)

DAY 4

Assessing and managing risk for stalking

• Discuss critical issues in risk for stalking
• Learn to administer the Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM)

DAY 5

Implementation Issues

• Learn to triage for violence risk
• Discuss core components of risk communication and report writing
• Discuss issues related to establishing and operating Threat Assessment Teams

For more information about this workshop or to register, please see the Program Brochure or visit the ProActive ReSolutions website.

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