We offer a wide range of workshops on assessing and managing violence risk. They are designed for professionals either working on their own, or as part of a team. We believe training should first engage people at an emotional level to build motivation, then engage them at an intellectual level to develop their knowledge, and finally engage them at a practical level by developing their skills. Our workshops always use a mixture of lecture, group discussion, and small- and large-group exercises, and we rely heavily on case examples to illustrate key points. Our workshop curricula are all evidence-based, reflecting a deep appreciation of the relevant scientific, professional, and legal literature. We regularly evaluate and improve our workshops by collecting, reviewing, and analyzing participants’ evaluations. We present those analyses to our clients, and we have even published them in peer reviewed academic journals and presented them at national and international professional meetings.
We offer three types of workshops. Workshops can be customized based on the needs of an organization and the level of experience of its staff by bundling topics and tools together.
Specific Topics and Tools
These workshops cover specific topics and tools related to violence risk identification, assessment, and management. All of these workshops provide participants with both knowledge and skills. They focus either on learning how to administer specific tools for diverse forms of violence, or on learning about how to handle specific topics related to implementation in practice. It is possible to “bundle” several of these workshops together.
We offer certificates confirming attendance to everyone who completes these workshops. Working in partnership with ConCEpt, we are pleased to offer continuing education credits approved by a variety of professional organizations.
Comprehensive Foundational and Advanced Programs
We offer two 5-day programs that provide participants with both breadth and depth of training. These programs reflect the most popular bundlings of our specific topics and tools workshops.
We offer certificates confirming attendance or competence to everyone who completes these workshops. Working in partnership with ConCEpt, we are pleased to offer continuing education credits approved by a variety of professional organizations.
Train-the-Trainer Certification Programs
Training others to use a tool requires more than experience. We have developed specialized programs to help professionals learn how to deliver Protect’s training workshops for various tools (such as the HCR-20 V3, SARA-V3, and B-SAFER) using Protect’s own curricula and materials. The programs provide potential trainers with the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in the use of tools, master the content of our training programs as well as the process of training, and deliver training with our approval and ongoing support. We believe completion of such programs clearly demonstrates that trainers strive to meet the highest ethical, professional, and legal standards.
We offer certificates confirming competence to everyone who completes these programs. Working in partnership with ConCEpt, we are pleased to offer continuing education credits approved by a variety of professional organizations.
We offer support services for assessing and managing violence risk that can be customized based on the needs of an organization. For example, an organization may seek feedback on a violence risk triage its staff members have completed, a risk assessment report they have written, or the case management plans they have developed. As another example, an organization may seek help to establish and operate threat assessment teams or how best to identify and work with professionals and agencies in its local area. Support services may be provided in person or by distance, as appropriate.