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Threat assessment article published by Mother Jones

Posted by APATAP on March 31, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (58)

On a breezy, unusually warm morning in late October, about 60 cops, mental health counselors, pastors, and business leaders are gathered inside a community center in Newton, Kansas for an intensive training. They sit mostly stone-faced around folding tables with coffee and pastries as Dr. Russell Palarea launches into a close analysis of the 1999 cult comedy Office Space. He explains why the behavior of Milton Waddams—a memorably pathetic cubicle dweller who suffers multiple indignities at the hands of his coworkers—holds the key to preventing a mass shooting.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/mass-shooting-hesston-kansas-threat-assessment ;

AETAP 10th Annual Conference

Posted by APATAP on September 7, 2016 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The 10th AETAP conference in Ireland combines a wealth of experience and the latest information from Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Asia. We have secured great speakers from a variety of backgrounds with a fascinating mix of professional experience. Come to network, get the latest information on threat assessment and management across the globe and meet world leading subject matter experts. This conference is a must-attend event for anyone who works within the prevention of targeted violence, assessment of violence risk, and threat management as well as anyone interested in networking across Europe and the USA.

For more information go to: http://www.aetap.eu/next-conference.html ;

APATAP 5th Annual Conference Commences!

Posted by APATAP on November 2, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

After a night of great conversations and great food at our welcome reception in balmy Bangkok, we kick off the conference today with a fascinating full day expert seminar by Professor Martine Powell on investigative interviewing. Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/apatap/" target="_blank">Facebook for more updates.

Free Campus Threat Management Webinar: Empowering staff responding to aggression from international students

Posted by APATAP on April 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (1)


Free Campus Threat Management Webinar

Empowering staff responding to aggression from international students

This one-hour webinar provides a train the trainer model to equip staff managing international students who behave aggressively according to Australian laws, norms and standards. The applicability of Standard 6 of the National Code of Practice (2007), developed from the ESOS Act, is presented. In cases where students are minors Standard 5 requirements are applied to the model.


The model includes practical tools to define aggression, culturally based aggression and interactions that cause offence, fear or trauma. The tools will promote service provider’s ability to facilitate adjustments required by aggressive students to live comfortably and safely in Australia. The tools apply equally to international students who are the targets of aggression and requiring support to protect themselves from the aggressor, particularly in those situations where the aggressor is persistent.


Your facilitator:

This webinar will be presented by Dr Lisa Warren, Forensic Psychologist and founder of Code Black Threat Management. Dr Warren has 15 years clinical experience in the threat management field and has published widely about her research on explicit threats. She has expertise in the assessment and management of a broad range of problem behaviours, including stalking, violence, sexual deviance and threats to harm or kill. She is the Foundation President, and current Vice President, of the Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. She consults on Campus Threat Management practices to Universities locally and internationally.


To attend the webinar:

Register at http://gowoa.me/i/RRJ. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to attend the webinar. For a glitch-free experience, please make sure you test the link and check the system requirements before the day.



Email admin@codeblacktm.com.au if you have any questions about this training opportunity.


AETAP 2015 Conference Program

Posted by APATAP on February 5, 2015 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The board of the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals is pleased to announce the program for the 8th annual AETAP conference. They invite professionals doing research and working in the field of threat assessment and threat management to register for this exclusive event that will be held in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Conference Program

The 2015 annual international AETAP conference will take place between 14th and 16th of April , with two Expert Seminars on the 13th and 17th of April 2015 at Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne. All sessions will be conducted in English. Translation to German will be provided from Monday to Thursday.

For more information, check out the program here: http://www.aetap.eu/aetap.eu/images/AETAP-Program%202015.pdf 

Call for presentations

Posted by APATAP on January 26, 2015 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

APATAP is pleased to announce a call for presentations for the 5th Annual APATAP Conference. After the success of our 4th Annual Conference we are anticipating this to be even more successful. The 5th Annual Conference will be held in Thailand and will include participation from threat management experts from around the globe. We are encouraging presenters in field work, academia and policy to submit presentations on case studies, recent research findings and program development.

Topics of interest include:

• Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural threat management • Violence prevention programs • 'Lone Wolf' attacks • Analysis of written threats • Complex and challenging case studies • Threat assessment tools and techniques • Stalking • Unreasonable complainants • Public figure threats • Violent extremism • Counterterrorism and group based violence • Elder abuse • Online harassment • Computer attacks and hacking • Cross jurisdictional prosecution • Sexually deviant conduct


To submit your presentation, please go to: APATAP 2015 Annual Conference: Call for Presentations submission form

Submission deadline: 28 April 2015

All submissions will be notified of outcomes by 1 June 2015. No late submissions will be considered. If you are selected to be a speaker, there will be discount for your attendance at the conference.


Seeking input for APATAP 2015 Annual Conference

Posted by APATAP on January 5, 2015 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We are developing the 2015 program and are seeking your input on the topics you would like to learn about.


Please take a few moments to answer the four questions in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VCVYNJN


Thank you.


APATAP 2014 Annual Conference - Early bird deadline extended for 1 week!

Posted by APATAP on October 3, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Early bird pricing has been extended for an extra week until the 12th of October to invite more of you to join us at the 2014 APATAP Annual Conference in November at sunny Brisbane. Register now!

APATAP 2014 Annual Conference: Registrations open

Posted by APATAP on August 21, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)
The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals committee is pleased to announce the program for the 4th annual APATAP conference. We kindly invite professionals doing research and working in the field of threat assessment and management to register for this exclusive event that will be held in sunny Brisbane, Australia. Download program HERE.
To attend the conference, please complete the online registration form.