12. Predicting Violence and Threat Assessment

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Course Description:

Has an individual ever threatened you?  How did you react? Is there anything you would have done differently to handle the situation more effectively?
Many of us have been threatened at one time or another, but how did we know if the threat was real? There are some underlying theories about threats and threat assessment. This module provides insight into how to assess the credibility of a threat. The goal is to provide a framework to keep you safer and more effective when facing unique, unexpected, challenging, difficult, or even dangerous situations.

NASW Certified

When completed in conjunction with "Personal Safety in the Community," This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886743327-6420) for 4 continuing education contact hours

Learning Objectives:

  • After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Define the components of a credible threat and how to assess them to determine the seriousness
  • Describe why people threaten others
  • Identify clues you can use to determine the level of seriousness of a threat
  • Describe how to respond to a threat
  • Describe methods for keeping yourself safe in a threatening situation