Violence Risk Communication

1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs (CEU)


This webinar will provide an overview of the basic elements and core virtues of risk communication when considering both written and oral reports. How the findings and opinions of violence risk assessments are communicated with others has major implications for helping evaluators to justify decisions, to manage liability, and to prevent violence. Conducting a violence risk assessment to reach findings and opinions is only the first step in the process of assessing and managing violence risk. How the findings and opinions of this assessment are communicated to others is what is most likely to contribute to the prevention of violence. This webinar will also discuss key issues influencing risk communication, including the tension between an individual’s right to privacy and professional’s or organization’s duty to protect.

Webinar Outline:

  • Provide an overview of risk communication
  • Findings and opinions of violence risk assessment
  • Implications for justifying decisions, manage liability and prevent violence
  • key issues influencing risk communication

Intended Audience:

This webinar is appropriate for diverse professionals including (but not limited to) health care, criminal justice, victim services, security, social service, education, and human resources who are interested in sexual violence risk assessment. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.