2018 PACE Threat Assessment Trainings

Join PACE for free Threat Assessment trainings for schools August 17-23, 2018.



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Each of the trainings listed below are FREE, however, you MUST register to attend.

PACE is sponsoring a series of trainings focusing on the current hot topic of threat assessment within our schools..

K-12 focused trainings, August 17- 23, 2018

These eight hours workshops will cover the following:

Title: A Comprehensive System for Threat Assessment & Management in the Schools
We’ll review the importance of providing an education environment where students and teachers feel safe. The two-day training will review the fundamentals of reducing school violence, detail the Salem-Keizer model of threat assessment and management, and highlight the collaborative, multi-agency structure of the Mid-Valley Student Threat Assessment Team, located in Salem, Oregon.  Furthermore, the training will review the steps necessary to establish a school district centered, multi-agency structure that provides the protocols necessary to assess and manage threats while supporting students and staff.

These workshops are capped at 50 attendees so register early!

This workshop will be facilitated by:

John Van Dreal, School Psychologist and the Director of Safety and Risk Management Services for the Salem-Keizer School District
John has 30 years of experience in threat assessment and management, psycho-educational evaluation, crisis intervention, behavioral intervention, and security and risk management systems consultation.  In 1999, he began the development and implementation of the Salem-Keizer Model, a multi-agency student threat assessment system considered by experts to be a leading practice. Through that collaboration, he has worked daily with educators, law enforcement, trial court personnel, juvenile justice, and mental health personnel in the assessment and management of youth and adult threats of aggression within the schools, institutions, and the community.  He served as Chair of Oregon’s Mid-Valley Student Threat Assessment Team from its inception in 2000 through 2015 and continues to provide consultation to its membership.  He has served as a member of the Marion County Threat Advisory Team since 1999.   He is the editor and principal author of the book Assessing Student Threats: Implementing The Salem-Keizer System, Second Edition.  He regularly provides training and consultation to audiences nationally on threat assessment systems, preventing and mitigating human violence, school security, and response options for violent intruder and active shooter situations.

Book Cover graphic  It is recommended (but not required) that attendees purchase John's book titled "Assessing Student Threats" 2nd edition prior to attending this workshop.  It can be purchased through amazon or through Rowman & Littlefield.

Training Schedule

Conducting Threat Assessments within the school

  • Friday & Saturday, August 17-18, 2018 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Seaside - Seaside High School Library (1901 N Holladay Dr)
    Free with registration
    Transportation, dinner & lodging is the responsibility of the attendee.
  • Monday & Tuesday, August 20-21, 2018 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Coos Bay - South Coast ESD - Conference Room (1350 Teakwood Ave)
    Free with registration
    Transportation, dinner & lodging is the responsibility of the attendee.
  • Wednesday & Thursday, August 22-23, 2018 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Klamath Falls - Klamath Falls CC - Building 6, room(s) H108-H109  (7390 S 6th St)
    Free with registration
    Transportation, dinner & lodging is the responsibility of the attendee.

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Pamela Mullen, PACE Administration Assistant.