PCCD-authored publications related to threat assessment can be accessed here, along with those the team have selected as being important in the field in supporting schools establish and operate effective threat management teams and processes.

publications

A Tale of Two Pandemics: Equitable and Trauma-Informed Threat Assessment Processes – By Terri A. Erbacher & Kirby L. Wycoff (2020)

“A Tale of Two Pandemics: Equitable and Trauma-Informed Threat Assessment Processes,” Communiqué, 49(5), 1, 32-35, 2011, National Association of School Psychologists. Copyright 2021 by NASP. Reprinted with permission.

Averting Targeted School Violence – A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools – National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Service (2021)

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management – Best Practice for K-12 Schools – Executive Summary – National Association of School Psychologists (2021)

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management – Best Practice for K-12 Schools – National Association of School Psychologists (2021)

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence – National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Service (2018)

PCCD – Model K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and Guidelines (2022)

PCCD – Questions and Answers on K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and School-based Intervention Teams (December 2019)

Protecting America’s Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence – National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Service (2019)

Upholding Student Civil Rights and Preventing Disproportionality in Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management – National Association of School Psychologists (2021)

Of course, the listings here are not intended to be exhaustive and will be focused, principally, on applied threat assessment and management practice. A wider ranging listing of threat assessment references can be found at Appendix D of the Model K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and Guidelines, with listings grouped thematically around: threat assessment in general; school safety and violence prevention; emergency management and response to school violence; confidentiality, privacy and consent.

As the project progresses, technical assistance guidance notes and forms will be developed and accessible from here that deal with high consequence and / or recurrent issues and challenges our threat assessment teams across the Commonwealth deal with.

When these are published, all users who have registered on the site will be alerted automatically.

Responding to a number of requests fielded during the project’s face to face Threat Assessment training sessions around the state, the project has developed a template Threat Assessment Case Management Form.

The Form is intended to provide school entity Threat Assessment Teams with a framework for documenting threat assessment cases that is both based on good practise and has fidelity to the PCCD Model K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and Guidelines. The Form uses the Process Flowchart also developed by the project to enable Teams to map case progression intuitively.

Neither the Form nor the Process Flowchart are intended to be prescriptive but, rather, to provide school entity Threat Assessments Teams with a solid foundation from which they can develop their own forms and processes that reflect their own specific contexts, and are provided here in various, editable formats to support that.