Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment

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School threat assessment has emerged as a leading strategy for preventing school violence nationwide. This webinar reviews the essential features of school threat assessment, how and when it should occur, and how it differs from other forms of threat assessment. Multidisciplinary teams and their function, concerns about school threat assessment, and the research supporting the benefits of school threat assessment are also covered.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the practice of school threat assessment as a key component of a comprehensive school safety plan
  • Describe how school threat assessment teams function
  • Identify the benefits of school threat assessment


Dewey Cornell, PhD, Professor of Education, University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.



1 hr.

Topic Areas

Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, Threat Assessment

Crisis Timeline

Prevention Planning

Resource Type

Webinar (On-Demand), Webinars


Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Principals, Superintendents


Dewey Cornell, PhD
Dewey Cornell, PhD
Co-Investigator, Topic Expert: Threat Assessment