Student threat assessment helps schools handle threatening behavior and gives schools a process to help prevent school shootings and other school violence. As one component of an overall school safety strategy, threat assessment helps schools gather information, assess whether someone poses a threat and implement plans to reduce risk. While many schools and school districts have created threat assessment teams, they often lack streamlined procedures and struggle with disjointed record keeping.
That’s why NaviGate Prepared collaborated with the experts at SIGMA Threat Management Associates to develop a software platform designed to guide and support threat assessment teams through the threat assessment process as schools work to create cultures of safety, respect and emotional support.
Our Threat Assessment software platform provides a simple user interface that allows schools to follow a consistent, comprehensive process based on leading practices designed by SIGMA Threat Management Associates and the United States Secret Service.
The tools within NaviGate Prepared Threat Assessment allow you to:
Every step counts toward a safer school.
Our Threat Assessment solution will guide your teams through screening cases, gathering information and analyzing information using several key questions as part of each case. These themes have been identified through extensive research conducted by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, the leading resource on ways to assess threats and identify indicators of targeted violence.
What is the person’s motive(s) and goal(s)?
Have there been any communication suggesting ideas or intent to engage in violence?
Has the person shown inappropriate interest in concerning topics?
Has the person engaged in attack-related behaviors or other preparatory behaviors?
Does the person have the capacity to carry out an act of targeted violence?
Is the person experiencing hopelessness, desperation and/or despair?
Does the person have a trusting relationship with at least one meaningful person?
Does the person view violence as an acceptable, desirable, or the only way to solve problems?
Is the person’s conversation and “story” consistent with his or her actions?
Are other people concerned about the person’s potential for violence?
What circumstances might affect the likelihood the person may decide to engage in violence or resort to violence?
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