In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to federal, state, and local social-distancing guidelines, we have modified SIGMA’s threat assessment training and are now offering these classes online in live training sessions. Our threat assessment training classes continue to be interactive, with tabletop exercises and Q&A with instructors throughout the class. To help offset current… Read more »
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As many of us face pandemic-related changes to how we work, go to school, and simply interact, we wanted to share some tips and resources for how threat assessment teams can continue to assess threatening and troubling behavior – even if you have to do so remotely. It’s a short video (less than 20 minutes)…. Read more »
A recent article by the American Psychological Association features the field of threat assessment and highlights the career of SIGMA’s CEO, Dr. Marisa Reddy Randazzo, who is a psychologist by training. FULL ARTICLE
An article in the Washington Post included an interview with SIGMA’s CEO, Dr. Marisa Randazzo, regarding a longstanding proposal to create a DARPA-type agency to find new, cutting-edge solutions to health-related problems and a proposal from the Trump Administration to use such an agency to find ways to use technology (e.g.through iWatches, FitBits) monitor people… Read more »
Interviewed recently by Maggie Koerth-Baker of Five Thirty Eight, SIGMA’s CEO, Dr. Marisa Randazzo, discussed the high prevalence of suicidal attempts, gestures and thoughts among mass shooters – and offers strategies for preventing mass shootings that draw upon well-known suicide prevention tools and resources. CLICK HERE for the article.
SIGMA school safety expert Bill Modzeleski, formerly Deputy Assistant Under Secretary with the US Department of Education, testified before the Kentucky legislature in a special joint meeting of the House Education Committee and Senate Education Committee. Asked whether he thought arming teachers would enhance school safety, Modzeleski drew upon research findings as well as direct… Read more »
We have compiled a list of free school threat assessment resources, including short videos, longer videos, how-to guides, and journal articles. Each resource listed has a link to that resource. Please feel free to share this list and resources with anyone that can use them. CLICK HERE for the resource list.
As one of SIGMA’s free resources on school threat assessment, click here for an article by Bill Modzeleski, one of SIGMA’s school violence experts, on what we can do to prevent school violence.
A recent decision by the California Supreme Court has sharpened the focus on campus threat assessment and threat management. SIGMA’s legal expert, Jeff Nolan, provides a summary and commentary in a new Dinse Brief. Click here to access the brief. For further information, please contact Jeff Nolan at email@example.com.
From 2012, an interview on Good Morning America with SIGMA co-founder Dr. Marisa Randazzo on the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting: