Level I VTRA (Two-Day) Training School and Community Based Edition
Training Discriptor: The primary purpose of the Violence Threat Risk Assessment is to provide an established and practiced approach to assessing students who may be on a pathway towards violence and provide multi-disciplinary interventions that decrease the risk, prevent injury, and support students in receiving the help necessary to address the issues leading to high-risk activities.
The two-day training will provide participants with the steps and skills necessary to bring together education, police and community agencies to develop and successfully implement a community-based threat assessment protocol 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 behaviors.
Course manuals will be provided by facilitators
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 is a Psychologist with Peace Collaborative Services (PCS). PCS serves Northwest Alberta with a team of specialists that supports staff and students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 participate fully in their educational programs and achieve their maximum learning potential.
Michelle is a registered 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.