Case Study: Creating a Successful Behavioral Threat Assessment Program
Like all districts in Texas, Arlington ISD understands the need for and value of a strong behavioral threat assessment program. And like many districts, they weren't quite sure how to operationalize it and set themselves and their students up for success. Join the conversation with the team at Arlington ISD who made this their mission as they share with you what's working, what isn't and how to learn from their experiences.
It's difficult to imagine a more essential time to identify and manage those students who may be headed down a path of violence. Eliminate some of the stress and shorten the learning curve as you hear from your peers how to establish and nurture a successful BTA program. Take note of pitfalls as well as keys to success: From understanding the vocabulary and gaining buy-in to training and fidelity, we'll cover all the bases. There will also be time for your questions.
Learn how what started as a requirement (multidisciplinary team) turned into a powerful approach, especially once everyone learned each other's vocabulary
Learn some of the ways this team gained buy-in, up, down and around their district
Hear about the types of cases Arlington ISD worked through the pandemic and what they are seeing in their students now and expect to see this fall
Know that the effort is worth it!
Dr. Nkechi Madueke, NCSP, LSSP
Multidisciplinary Student Supports Coordinator at Arlington ISD
Jade Taylor, LMSW
School Violence Prevention Program Coordinator at Arlington Police Department
Kate Shaw, QMHP
School Violence Prevention Law Enforcement Liaison at MHMR Tarrant County