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The VTV Family Outreach Foundation is offering a series of free, confidential, online self-assessment tools for colleges. Dr. Gene Deisinger of SIGMA Threat Management and formerly of Virginia Tech describes how to use VTV's threat assessment tool, as well as some best practices your campus should adopt.Learning about a threat and then assessing it can be a huge challenge for institutions of higher education.
Currently, colleges across the nation have adopted a broad range of approaches to addressing concerns about targeted violence. Many are proactive, collaborative and systematic, which are considered to be attributes of effective threat management programs. That said, according to Dr. Gene Deisinger, who is a managing partner with SIGMA Threat Management Associates and formerly the deputy police chief at Virginia Tech, other programs continue to be fragmented, reactive and dated, so their effectiveness is limited.
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