Basics of Student Threat Assessment: Hit Lists and Bad Poetry

Student safety is always of the highest importance. The field of threat assessment is well researched, and relies on strong theoretical foundations to provide the safety your students need to reach their highest potentials. The practices you will learn in this training cut through fear and poor decisions to give you the tools you need to effectively develop and maintain a threat assessment protocol for your institution. By the end of the day, participants will be able to: 1) Identify risk and protective factors, 2) Detail the development and maintenance of a threat assessment team, and 3) Set a threat level regarding students of concern.



Ronald Schouten

Ronald Schouten, MD, JD,  is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Law & Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an international expert in threat assessment. Full bio here…

Stephanie Leite

Stephanie Leite, Psy.D., has been a forensic psychological evaluator for over 15 years, focusing on juvenile court, family court and threat assessment. She most often works with complex situations.  In addition to evaluations, Dr. Leite consults, providing insight into sticky cases, up-to-date research, and material analysis. Full bio here…


  • 7 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 7 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 7 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 7 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.


Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9:00 a.m.

Lunch is included.

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