Sponsored by the University System of Georgia, Mental Health Initiative
In this two-day training, attendees will have the opportunity explore in great detail and become proficient with two violence risk assessment tools. This builds on the NABITA trainings received last year by USG attendees.
Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., President, NABITA; Vice President, Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment, TNG
Event Date:Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location:UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
9:00am-4:00pm, both days
Day-1 will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the SIVRA-35 tool and teach participants to plan and conduct SIVRA-35 interviews in a manner that results in obtaining more accurate and reliable information. This course is equal parts expert instruction and practical application, as participants practice their SIVRA-35 interview skills through role play scenarios and receive feedback on their approach from top-tier experts in the field. Participants should complete the SIVRA-35 course and be familiar with the tool prior to enrolling in this advanced course.
In this course, you will:
- Apply the SIVRA-35 to an in-depth case study to accurately interpret and score a case
- Conduct an effective SIVRA interview to obtain accurate and robust information
- Gather follow-up information and identify other key stakeholders to interview in a case to check the accuracy of the information and gather additional insight
Day-2 will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of the Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAWW) is an expert system designed to assess the risk level and potential for violence present in written content. Relying on research of past violent attacks and the written narratives accompanying them, VRAWW presents an objective approach to assessing risk and threat present in written content (e.g., social media posts, journals, blog posts, narratives) by weighing the risk and protective factors for the author. This course will provide an in-depth teaching of the VRAWW tool and use case studies to demonstrate the application of VRAWW.
In this course, you will learn:
- Apply the VRAWW to written content to conduct a more standardized, research-based assessment of the written word.
- Identify the key escalating and mitigating factors used in a violence risk assessment of emails, social media posts and written narratives.
- Develop appropriate interventions based on the scoring of VRAWW and the accompanying Risk Rubric rating.
Visit the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) website for more information.
A few days prior to the event, you will receive an email with directions on how to access content material. If you believe you have not received it, please check your spam folder.
With exception to dinner on November 2, 2022, all meals and accommodations are being provided by the University System of Georgia, Mental Health Initiative. Individuals are responsible for their travel expenses.
Event Cancellation Policies:
To change or cancel your registration, call (706) 542-7493, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
Hotel accommodations on the evening of November 2, 2022 are being provided by the University System of Georgia, Mental Health Initiative. You should email Chip Reese to reserve your hotel space. If you would like to add another night to your trip, contact the hotel for additional reservations by calling (800) 884-1381 or (706) 542-2134.
Program Contact Information:
The Georgia Center
If you require special services, contact Sales@georgiacenter.uga.edu by September 1, 2021. Dietary restrictions should be indicated during the registration process.