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ERIC Number: ED522988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 170
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 1-6104-8110-0
Assessing Student Threats: A Handbook for Implementing the Salem-Keizer System
Van Dreal, John
Rowman & Littlefield Education
"Assessing Student Threats: A Handbook for Implementing the Salem-Keizer System" is a manual for the implementation of a threat assessment system that follows the recommendations of the Safe Schools Initiative and the prescriptive outline provided by the FBI. Written from an educator's perspective with contributing authors from law enforcement, public mental health and the district attorney's office, this book contains an introduction to the basic concepts of threat assessment, a review of the research, and an outlined process for the application of a comprehensive yet expeditious multi-disciplinary system. The book also includes the protocols needed to assess threats, document concerns and interventions, and track the progress of supervision. As extra features, there are chapters on site security, community safety, adult threat assessment, and an adaptation of the system for higher education. This book is divided into four sections. Section One: Overview contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction (John Van Dreal); and (2) History (John Van Dreal). Section Two: Foundations contains the following chapters: (3) Supportive Research and Recommendations (John Van Dreal); and (4) Basic Concepts (John Van Dreal). Section Three: System, Team Dynamics, and Applications of Student Threat Assessment contains the following chapters: (5) Level 1 (Site Based Screening) (John Van Dreal); (6) Level 2 (Community Based Assessment) Overview (John Van Dreal); (7) Level 2 Investigation Team (John Van Dreal, Allan Rainwater, and Dave Okada); (8) Level 2 Student Threat Assessment Team Operations (John Van Dreal and Martin Speckmaier); and (9) Organizing a Student Threat Assessment Team (John Van Dreal). Section Four: Further Applications contains the following chapters: (10) Other Behavioral and Safety Issues in the Schools (Rod Swinehart, Ray Byrd, John Van Dreal, and Shelley Spady); (11) Threat Assessment and Adults: The Adult Threat Advisory Team (Dave Okada, Rod Swinehart, John Van Dreal, Darling Mendoza, and Allan Rainwater); (12) Threat Assessment Issues and Higher Education (John Van Dreal and Martin Speckmaier); and (13) Future Concerns (Seth Elliott). A conclusion by John Van Dreal and a glossary by Rod Swinehart, John Van Dreal, and Martin Speckmaier are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon