ERIC Number: EJ888740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
The DANGERTOME Personal Risk Threat Assessment Scale: An Instrument to Help Aid Immediate Threat Assessment for Counselors, Faculty, and Teachers
Juhnke, Gerald A.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n2 p177-191 2010
Threats of violence are not uncommon to counselors, faculty, or teachers. Each must be taken seriously, quickly analyzed, and safety procedures implemented. Yet, there exists a paucity of brief, face-to-face, assessments designed to aid threat assessment. To address this paucity, the author created The DANGERTOME Personal Risk Threat Assessment Scale. Although no scale can identify all who will act violently, this Scale can be used within a larger and more thorough threat assessment. The Scale is evidence informed and founded upon the author's 24 years of clinical experience as well as Federal Bureau of Investigation data. Neither the Scale nor the general clinical suggestions should be utilized in isolation from other assessment instruments and direct expert clinical and legal guidance.
Descriptors: Intervention, School Safety, Counselors, Teachers, Violence, Emergency Programs, Risk Management, Evaluation Methods, Weapons, At Risk Persons, Juvenile Gangs, Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Counselors; Teachers
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