Dr. Marisa Randazzo joins SA Voices from the Field, a podcast from the association of Student Affairs administrators in higher education, to discuss handling threats during remote and hybrid operations and answers the question “how did you get into the field of threat assessment in the first place?” CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast… Read more »
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In a webinar sponsored by Campus Safety Magazine, SIGMA’s Dr. Marisa Randazzo and Dr. Melissa Reeves discuss strategies for addressing mental health concerns that arise when schools, colleges, and universities are operating under remote or hybrid configurations. The archive of the webinar, which runs 1 hour, is available for free if you CLICK HERE.
A core concept in the field of threat assessment & threat management is the notion of the “pathway to violence.” It is a trajectory of behavior – shown through empirical research – that typically precedes school shootings, assassination, workplace violence, stalking, and other types of targeted attacks. Understanding what the “pathway to violence” is, and… Read more »
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 »
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.