Top 6 Tips for Student Threat Assessment and School Violence Prevention
Dr. Randazzo is a Managing Partner of SIGMA Threat Management Associates and an international expert on threat assessment, targeted violence, and violence prevention. Dr. Randazzo served for ten years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as the agency’s Chief Research Psychologist. Among her various responsibilities, she co-directed the Safe School Initiative, the landmark federal study of school shootings that was conducted jointly by the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Randazzo’s research is used in the federal, state, and local law enforcement communities and has been credited in the media with preventing planned attacks. She is co-author of The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams (2008) and lead author of Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project (2009) She has also published under her maiden name, Marisa Reddy. Dr. Randazzo received her Ph.D. and Master’s degree from Princeton University in Social Psychology, and a B.A. in Psychology and Religion from Williams College. In 2005, Dr. Randazzo was awarded the Williams College Bicentennial Medal for her work in preventing violence. In 2013, she was appointed to the American Psychological Association’s Expert Panel on Predicting and Preventing Gun Violence.
Top 5 Online Threats to Children and How to Avoid Them
In this webinar, Detective Rick Wistocki, of Be-Sure Consulting will share tips for monitoring a child’s online activity, steps to take if a child is being cyber-bullied, and ways to address and communicate these issues with children. As a child crime expert, Detective Wistocki has dedicated his career to helping children by tirelessly pursuing, apprehending, and prosecuting child predators. As an active Cyber Crimes Detective, he educates law enforcement using cutting edge investigative techniques and educates parents and students on responsible digital activity. Detective Wistocki is a 30 year decorated member of law enforcement, 23 year SWAT team member, United States Secret Service Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force (CECTF) member, Illinois Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) member, and a High Technology Crimes Detective in Naperville Illinois.
In this webinar, Dr. Dewey Cornell, Professor of Education at the University of Virginia, will share ineffective responses to school violence, how to conduct a threat assessment as well as key steps in implementing threat assessment at your school. Dr. Dewey G. Cornell trained originally as a clinical psychologist to work with children and adolescents. In 1986 he joined the faculty of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where he initiated the Virginia Youth Violence Project to develop and disseminate programs for preventing youth violence and creating safer and more effective schools. Over the past 30+ years, he has authored more than 200 publications in psychology and education, initiated statewide school climate surveys in Virginia, and developed the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines. He has trained thousands of school-based threat assessment teams in the U.S. and Canada.