Upcoming Trainings & Presentations
Please go to Training and Threat Programs for a general menu of WTS training services.
The Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals
April 22nd-26th, 2013 6th Annual Meeting - Vienna, Austria
The WAVR-21: A Structured Guide for the Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk and Its Relevance to European Contexts
Presented by Dr. Stephen White
Advanced Threat Assessment and Threat Management
June 17-18, 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center - Washington, DC
Presented by Dr. Reid Meloy, and co-hosted by US Capitol Police
This two day workshop will provide the most up to date information on threat assessment and threat management. Taught by Dr. Reid Meloy, a leading expert in the field, this program will showcase the threat assessment process, look at the warning behaviors seen prior to targeted violence, summarize what we know about mass murderers, examine ideologically driven (terrorist) acts, the stalking of public figures and prior sexual intimates, look at new research on threats, describe the WAVR-21 (Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk) and its contribution to workplace and campus threats, consider the “dark triad” of targeted violence, present a factual look at mental illness and violence risk, and describe contemporary risk management strategies. All allied professions to the threat assessment process are invited to attend.
To register please visit the Specialized Training website.
Assessing Threats and Violence Risk in the Workplace with the WAVR-21
August 12th, 2013* Hyatt Regency Orange County- Garden Grove, CA
Presented by Dr. Stephen White and Dr. Reid Meloy
The authors of the WAVR-21 will present a one-day training on violence risk and threat assessment in the workplace. The event will focus on the use of the WAVR-21, a structured professional guide for the assessment of workplace violence risk. The WAVR includes 21 empirically-based criteria for assessing different forms of workplace violence risk, including student violence in college and university settings. Incorporating years of research, the core of the WAVR-21 is the “pathway to violence” approach to cases, as developed by professionals at the US Secret Service and the US Marshals Office. The workshop will include didactic segments, large and small group interaction, case vignettes, and video presentations. Common workplace threat scenarios will be addressed, including stalking, subjects driven by paranoia and mental illness, domestic violence, bullying, and chronically antisocial individuals. For more information and to purchase your copy of the WAVR-21 in advance of the training, please go to www.specializedtraining.com.
*This workshop will take place one day before the annual ATAP conference at the Disneyland hotel.
Coming this summer:
The International Handbook of Threat Assessment
Edited by Reid Meloy and Jens Hoffmann, with a chapter on workplace violence by Dr. Stephen White.
Published by Oxford University Press.
This exciting new text will offer a number of excellent chapters by expert contributors. Risk topics will include school and campus violence, intimate partners, bioterrorism, public figures, stalking, honor-based violence, electronic and anonymous threats. Threat management methods will be addressed in a section on operations.