NR.IE19.004CG Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Training (2 Day Workshop)
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Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Training (2 Day Workshop)
Presented by: James Robinson, Mike Heckbert & Michelle Crawford
Monday, April 08, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
GPPSD Central Office 10127-120 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Registration restricted to Members of the GP & Area VTRA Protocol

Level I VTRA (Two-Day) Training School and Community Based Edition

Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response

Training Purpose: The two-day training will provide participants with the steps and skills necessary to bring together education, police and community agencies to successfully participate in community based threat assessment protocol meetings and multi-disciplinary, cross sector VTRA assessments.

The training will further entrench the VTRA Model and its foundational principals for participants who have received VTRA training and as a community are committed to protocol development and multi disciplinary assessment.

Training Goals:  Participants will leave with information that will enable them to apply the VTRA model to community based protocol meetings and the implementation of VTRA assessment objectives and strategies. Participants will hear about the conditions that are necessary to ensure protocol partners maintain rigorous assessment practices when assessing student behaviours.

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Training Resources Included

Lunch included, please bring your morning refreshments.

About the Presenter(s):
James Robinson

James, is the Deputy Superintendent with the Grande Prairie Public School District.  As part of James’ role, he initiated the Region’s work around partnering with Kevin Cameron and the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response to develop the Grande Prairie and Area’s VTRA Protocol.


Mike Heckbert

Mike Heckbert, Registered Psychologist is a psychologist working for the Peace Collaborative Services team serving the Peace area schools. One of his many role in schools is assisting the team in assessing threats and risk of violence. He feels strongly that the multi-agency aspect of the VTRA model is a necessary part of this work and hopes training will help others see its benefit.


Michelle Crawford

Michelle Crawford, Registered Psychologist is a psychologist and Clinical Coordinator for Child and Youth Mental Health, Addictions & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services.  One of her many roles is coordinating and participating in the multi-agency VTRA model.  She looks forward to training others in the VTRA model and protocol.


This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.
Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

March 22, 2019

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Any outstanding registration fees for registered participants who do not attend will be processed. If you cannot attend this learning opportunity you are encouraged to send a peer in your place.