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Adolescent Threat Assessments: Overview and Implementation

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Orleans Niagara BOCES Conference Center

4124 Saunders Settlement Road

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Sanborn, NY 14132

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Registration begins at 8:00 am.

Training begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Training is free if CE credits are not being requested.

Continuing Education Credits available for Licensed Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors only. This training has been approved for 4 live contact hours. Certificates will be distributed upon completion. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Social Work: Catholic Charities of Buffalo, New York SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0191.

Mental Health Counselors: Catholic Charities of Buffalo is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0047.

Cost to obtain CE credits: $20. Please bring a check on the day of the training made out to: Catholic Charities Training 741 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209.

Presenter: Peter Leising, LCSW. Peter is a Psychiatric Social Worker with the Mobile Mental Health Team at Western NY Children’s Psychiatric Center

Target Audience: School and Agency Professionals

This is an advanced level training that will include a format that can be used to implement a risk assessment.

Should the training reach capacity and a wait list begin, Niagara County providers will be prioritized for training slots. If further prioritization needed, clinical professionals (e.g. licensed, Master's level prepared) will be prioritized. Notifications will be sent to those who may need to be cancelled should that be necessary.

Rationale: Physical Aggression and Violence is a major theme in the population served by the adolescent mental health system.

Violence is a complex issue with complex causes and consequences. There is no simple formula that predict who will commit a violent act.

Overall the level of adolescent violence in America is falling, not rising. But the shock and fear generated by school shootings and other publicized acts of targeted violence by adolescents have led to intense anxiety and fear.

Fairly or unfairly mental health professionals have been tasked to predict, treat and prevent targeted violence by adolescents

Content : This will be a four (4) hour training. It will draw extensively on the presenter’s experience in the juvenile forensic mental health system, juvenile justice system and educational system.

This training will also incorporate data from the FBI, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) and national practitioners in the area of threat assessments.

Actual cases of adolescent targeted violence along with the formal adolescent threat assessment, will be reviewed and discussed.

Objectives:

Review of the clinical, social and familial themes associated with Adolescent targeted violence;

Identifying the differences between reactive and proactive aggression;

Understanding the difference between a General Aggression Risk Assessment and Targeted Violence Risk Assessment (Threat Assessment);

Identification of the Historical, Contextual and Individual Risk Factors Associated with adolescent violent behavior;

Review of the clinical challenges and social controversies associated with a Adolescent Threat Assessment;

Understanding the content and implementation of the ACTION formal Threat Assessment protocol created by Dr. Randy Borum PhD

About the Presenter: Peter Leising L.C.S.W is a New York State licensed certified social worker. He has been involved in the area of assessing and treating adolescents in the juvenile justice and forensic mental health systems for over twenty five years. In 1999 the NYS OMH established a state-wide task force on developing an integrated statewide system of care for child and adolescent sexual abusers. Mr. Leising was the Chairperson of the state subcommittee that established procedures for the risk assessment of the sexually abusive adolescent.

After the Columbine shooting, Mr. Leising formulated numerous procedures of threat and violence risk assessments. He consulted with numerous school systems on the formulation and implementation of threat assessment protocols

He has provided numerous trainings in the area of the adolescent sexual abuser, violence risk assessment and adolescent fire setting. He has trained personal from the juvenile justice system, schools and numerous mental health agencies. He has also provided consultations to law enforcement in the Western New York region.

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