Post Secondary Campus Threat Assessment Program

Education and Training

The following training opportunities are offered in conjunction with the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Great Plains Chapter. Each training event will be followed by a short business meeting and networking opportunity. The exact location will be sent to all confirmed attendees at each meeting.

Improving the Effectiveness of Interviewing and Interrogation: A Systems-Based Approach
Presented by Christian A. Meissner, Ph.D.
September 16, 2016
Presentation PDF
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Practical Application of Threat Warning Signs in Assessment/Management:
Presented by Jon Sundermeier
March 18, 2016
Warning Behaviors PowerPoint
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Threat Assessment & Management Principles & Practices
ATAP-GP Meeting: Presented by Mario Scalora
February 19, 2016
Core Competency 3: Theat Assessment & Management Principle Handout
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Upcoming Events Click here for more info
The 2016 Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference will be held at the Hilton Downtown Omaha Hotel (1001 Cass Street) in Omaha, Nebraska on July 29, 2016. This year’s conference focuses on mitigating violence. Participants will come away with an understanding of the impact of mass violence on individuals and communities, and clinical and behavioral methods to identify and minimize the risk of violence. Professionals attending this conference can receive 6.0 APA approved Continuing Education credits.
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2016 Threat Management Conference
The 2016 ATAP Threat Management Conference will be held August 16 through 19 at Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim, California.
For more information, visit the ATAP worldwide website.
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“Active Shooter, What You Can Do”  Click here for more info

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces the availability of a new Independent Study Course titled: Active Shooter, What You Can Do (IS-907), a no-cost training course developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations. An active shooter is defined in the course as an individual “engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.”

This new online training is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) by clicking here. The training is targeted to reach a broad range of individuals, including managers and employees, so they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. The course is self-paced and takes about 45 minutes to complete. A certificate from FEMA EMI is awarded to participants who complete the course and pass a short final exam.

Past Webinars Click here for more info

North Central Law Enforcement & Training Project School Threat Assessment & Safe School Initiative Webinar presented by Bryan Vossekuil of the Metis Group and retired Special Agent of the United States Secret Service.

Threat Assessment: Getting it started here: Presented by Denise Bulling, PhD and Keith Hansen, MBA
March 7, 2013
Webinar Presentation

Violence and Mental Illness
ATAP Meeting: Presented by Mario Scalora
February 17, 2012
Audio from webinar.

Documentation and Data Collection
ATAP-GP Meeting: Presented by Charlotte Evans, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
December 16, 2011
Audio from webinar.

ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence and Intervention Standard and the ATAP Risk Assessment Guideline Elements for Violence (RAGE-V)

CTAP Webinar PowerPoint: Presented by James S. Cawood, CPP, President of Factor One, Inc.
November 18, 2011
Audio from the Webinar

The Use of Ban and Bar Interventions in Campus Threat Assessment
CTAP Webinar PowerPoint: Presented by Owen Yardley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
September 16, 2011
Audio from the Webinar

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
ATAP Webinar PowerPoint
May 20, 2011
Audio from the Webinar

Threat Assessment and Management in Schools
CTAP Webinar PowerPoint: Presented by Lt. Dave Okada, Salem Police Department
March 18, 2011
Audio from the Webinar

Risk Communication
ATAP-GP Webinar PowerPoint: Presented by Ron Edmond
February 18, 2011
Audio from the Webinar

Legal Issues in Campus Threat Assessment Work
CTAP Webinar PowerPoint: Presented by Carmen Maurer, University of Nebraska
January 21, 2011
Audio from the Webinar

Threat Assessment Private Sector vs. Public Sector
CTAP Webinar PowerPoint
December 17, 2010

Role of Mental Health with Employees & Threats
CTAP Webinar PowerPoint: Presented by Floyd Sylvester, University of Nebraska
September 17, 2010

Local law Enforcement in Campus Threat Investigations
CTAP Webinar PowerPoint
November 19, 2010