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Seminars

In our seminars you'll learn commonly missed warning signs, risk factors, motives and prevention strategies.  We can customize the seminars for schools personnel, parents, law enforcement or business/workplace violence. 

Commonly missed signs and pre-attack behaviors.

Learning the signs saves lives. No one warning sign in and of itself can predict future violence; however, when there is a cluster of warning signs, the risk for violence increases. This is not an exhaustive list of all warning signs and exhibiting one of these signs does not indicate imminent violence unless there is a specific threat with a specific target identified.

  • Suicidality/hopelessness

  • Fascination with mass shootings

  • Drastic changes in appearance

  • Suddenly withdrawn

  • Increased irritability/agitation

  • Recklessness

  • Recent loss or humiliation

  • Fascination with weapons

  • Stalking/harassing others

  • Depressed

  • Experimental aggression

  • Threatening communications

  • Excessive time on social media

  • Substance abuse

  • Disciplinary actions (work/school)

  • Narcissism

  • Social isolation

  • Paranoid delusions

  • Extremism/hatred

Consulting

Threat Assessment Teams

According to the latest research by the Secret Service and FBI, threat assessment teams are the best practice model for preventing future attacks. The goal of a threat assessment is to break down information silos bringing all concerns to one table, assessing the level of risk, and making a plan to support the individual through their crisis. Community threat assessment teams are multidisciplinary representing mental health, law enforcement, business leaders, legal counsel, faith based leaders, parents, and educators. Often one person may see a sign but thinks its insignificant. When brought to the table; however, it could be one incredibly important piece of a larger puzzle. Prevent Mass Shootings Now offers guidance on how to establish a multidisciplinary threat assessment in your community.

Our Ultimate Goal

We Crisis Corps Regional Centers Across America.

What is a Crisis Corps Regional Center?

A Crisis Corps is a team of Crisis Intervention Specialists dedicated 100% to the prevention of mass shootings. Schools, local law-enforcement, and county mental health providers cannot be expected to solve this country’s epidemic of mass shootings.

We believe that every community should have ONE place, ONE phone number, and ONE team to go to about threatening or concerning behavior in the community whether it’s coming from a school, the workplace or a house of worship. We need ONE entity to bring all violence prevention stakeholders together at the same table.

What would a Crisis Corps Team provide?

  • Threat Assessment Coordinator to facilitate a multidisciplinary and multi-agency threat assessment team in every community.
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist to lead the intervention team comprised of a case manager, student mentor, parent mentor and peer support specialist to provide wraparound services for the entire.
  • Consultation to schools and workplaces on how to foster a climate of compassionate; how to address bullying and harassment; offer support with developing suicide prevention and substance-abuse prevention programs.
  • Trainings for schools, law enforcement and the workplace to educate people about the warning signs and what to do if you suspect someone is on the pathway to violence.
  • National Crisis Corps Hotline. One number for one purpose: to report concerning behavior and get that person help immediately.

Is this ambitious? Absolutely, but so was the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. This country is in a state of crisis requiring a unified nation-wide prevention strategy. We need to stop reacting to mass shootings and start preventing them.

An example is given of an isolated 15-year-old

An example is given of an isolated 15-year-old who was arrested for making threats. He attempted to purchase an assault weapon and body armor online, and expressed an interest in violent groups.

He developed a grievance against the police who arrested him and talked about attacking them. Student K’s adoptive mother did not take his behavior seriously and his adoptive father was largely absent. The BAU recommended a third party intervention strategy, with a particular emphasis on caretaking, to try to manage Student K away from purchasing weapons and ammunition. He liked and respected a track coach at his high school, who was willing to engage with Student K, discourage him from violence, and serve as a supportive listener.

The coach invited Student K to work with the track team as an assistant, giving him an outlet for his time and the opportunity to be a productive member of the school community.


(Federal Bureau of Investigation (2017). Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks. Behavioral Analysis Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, Pg. 56).

"They want me to open up, express myself...

Quite a funny notion, ironic! If someone had helped me do that several years ago, I probably would have turned out okay."

Comment in a diary by a 17-year-old student who attacked others at school, then killed himself. (Fein, R., Vossekuil, B., Pollack, W., Borum, R., Modzeleski, W., & Reddy, M. Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program and U.S. Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center, Washington, D.C., 2004.)