School Threat Assessment and Management

School Threat Assessment and Management

A Practical Approach

Amy D. James, PsyD

School safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds across the country, but how can all of the key players—school administrators, law enforcement officers, mental health professionals, and policy makers—work together to determine whether someone poses a threat toward a school?

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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.

Product Code: BPP200001
ISBN: 978-1-943920-98-3 | 06/18/20
Publisher: LSI