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Resources for THreat Assessment Practitioners 

Threat Hub Subject Matter Experts are constantly curating high quality, publicly available resources. Check back frequently as our list of best-of-class resources is always evolving.

ORGANIZATIONS

 

Department of Homeland Security, Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships

  • Grant funding source for the SW PA Regional Threat Assessment Hub.

 

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

  • Threat Hub partner for execution of the DHS grant.

 

US Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC)

  • US government leader in threat assessment research and analysis.

VIDEO RESOURCES

National Threat Assessment Center: Averting Targeted School Violence

CATEGORY:  INFORMATIONAL

TIME TO COMPLETE: 16 Minutes

  • Baseline information video produced by the US Secret Service.

 

PCCD Online Threat Assessment Training Program

CATEGORY:  VIDEO TRAINING

TIME TO COMPLETE: Varies

  • 12-module video training program plus supplemental text-based material provided by PCCD.

Act 71: Prevent Suicide PA Learning Free Suicide Prevention for Educators Course

CATEGORY: VIDEO TRAINING

TIME TO COMPLETE: 4 hours

  • Eight 30-minute training modules that satisfy the needs of Act 71 of 2014 requiring a minimum of four hours training on suicide prevention every five years.

 

TEXT-BASED RESOURCES

Imagining the Unimaginable to Prepare for the Unthinkable: Criteria for Detecting, Reporting, and Acting to Thwart Intended Violence

CATEGORY:  ACADEMIC

TIME TO COMPLETE: 30 Minutes

 

  • Excellent article by Calhoun and Weston, well known for the "Hunters and Howlers" framework. Its approximately 12 pages with easy to understand frameworks.

 

Toolkit for Strengthening K-12 Reporting Programs

CATEGORY:  GOV RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: 45 Minutes

 

  • Produced by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Focus on improving bystander reporting.

PCCD School Safety and Security Overview

PCCD Model K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and Guidelines

PCCD Behavioral Health and Physical Security Baseline Standards

PCCD Additional Resources: Threat Assessment

CATEGORY:  GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: Varies

 

  • PCCD-generated resources for school threat assessment teams and security personnel.

PDE Office for Safe Schools School Climate Surveys

CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPETE: Varies

  • PA Department of Education, Office of Safe Schools resource to provide data on school engagement and support, social emotional learning, and safe and respectful climate.

Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools 

CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: 1 hour

  • US Secret-Service produced study from 2021. Analyzes 67 averted school attack plots.

 

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for 
Preventing Targeted School Violence
 

CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: 45 minutes

  • US Secret-Service produced guide from 2018 covering best practices for school-centric targeted violence prevention planning.

Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem-Keizer System (2nd Ed.)

CATEGORY: ACADEMIC/COMMERCIAL RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: 5 hours

  • For purchase text describing implementation of a well-established threat assessment program model.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, 2021

CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: 2.5 hours

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study detailing findings from a 2021 survey exploring changes in youth behavior.

FBI: The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective

CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: 1.5 hours

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation study on school shootings and the role of threat assessment.

School Safety Resource Page

CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

TIME TO COMPLETE: Varies

  • SchoolSafety.gov is the public-facing vehicle of the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse (Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Evidence-Based Practices), an interagency effort among the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice. The Clearinghouse serves as an ongoing and coordinated effort that includes regular interagency review of evidence-based content and recommended best practices to keep schools safe, as well as the curation and distribution of resources, guidance, and tools for school communities across the country.

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