Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management: Best Practices for a Defensible Process (WS028)

Friday, February 18, 2022
12:45 PM–4:00 PM

  • CPD: 3
  • PMD: 5,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. build a high-quality BTAM program using best-practice strategies to build a legally defensible process,
  2. understand how conduct a threat assessment using strategies that increase equity while decreasing bias and disproportionality, and
  3. understand the clear distinction between threat assessment and special education policies and procedures while understanding the complimentary aspects.


The workshop explores how to establish a high-quality behavioral threat assessment and management (BTAM) program using a multidisciplinary team and best practices to address bias, equity, and disproportionality. Participants will learn how BTAM is distinctly different from, yet complimentary to, special education policies and procedures. She will present lessons learned from serving as an expert witness in a threat assessment case.



Melissa A. Reeves

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