2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (In-Person) Conference
26. Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management: Legal and Best Practice Updates
Thursday March 02, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
This workshop will examine the most current research and recommendations to ensure your school’s threat assessment process is incorporating the most recent best practice guidelines. Dr. Reeves will share lessons learned from her experience in serving as an expert witness in a threat assessment case for a large school district. Important findings will be discussed with an emphasis on the critical importance of establishing multi-disciplinary threat assessment teams, the factors to consider when conducting a threat assessment on a student receiving special education services, and the systemic barriers that complicate information sharing, documentation, and follow-up planning and supports. Specific recommendations for improving the fidelity of implementation of best practice threat assessment protocols will be provided.
General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan at (610) 878-7224 or firstname.lastname@example.org