Dr. Amy James is a nationally recognized expert who travels the country providing training on school threat assessment and management. A clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr. James has created a plan to build a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement agencies, school professionals, and mental health providers best equipped to credibly assess threats and ensure a safe school environment.
If you are a legislator, a school resource officer, a law enforcement official, a school administrator, an educator, or a mental health professional, this book is for you. Throughout 12 chapters, Dr. James works through the overwhelming confusion as to who poses a threat, how to make that determination, how to manage the threat, and how to establish a multidisciplinary threat assessment team that underscores the strengths and skills of each member.
Dr. James lays out clear guidelines with straightforward, cost-effective, and user-friendly information to guide your threat assessment policies and procedures. The book includes checklists and templates to help you create a documentation plan that can be tailored to your school or organization's unique needs. The information provided within this book allows you to conduct a credible threat assessment and threat management protocol to make schools safer.