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Overview of the Provincial Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol and Digital Threat Assessment (DTA) training

This one-day training session is an introduction to the Provincial VTRA protocol and key elements from DTA training.
Date/Time: March 8, 2022
8:50 am -  Remote Meeting Room admittance
9:00 am - 3:30 p.m. Event (PST) 

  • Staff and community partners who support school safety and critical incident related matters including:
  • Principals, Vice Principals and individuals who play a role in site specific VTRA activation for their school/agency
  • Educators and school administrators according to school/district needs
  • Community partners who support threat risk assessment and violence prevention (e.g. RCMP, municipal police, child protection social worker, child and youth mental health worker)
If you are unsure if this training is right for you, please contact the Student Wellness and Safety Team.
*Note: This training includes challenging topics and subject matter that may be a contextual trigger for individuals who have recently been exposed to traumatic incidents in their personal/professional capacity.
This training does not align with the training offerings of the North American Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response therefore will not be considered for the VTRA Train the Trainer Course.
This course is not a sufficent prerequisite for the Advanced DTA training. 
Training Description:
  • Provincial information sharing
  • Composition of a VTRA team
  • Definition of threat assessment
  • Understanding and implementing the 3 stage VTRA model
  • Key concepts of pathways to violence
  • Using the MyEd BC VTRA field
  • Understand the importance of establishing digital behavioural baselines
  • Capturing and documenting social media information
  • Understand why social media and technology is so important to school safety and effective student threat/risk assessments
  • Complete online verification and authentication of images
  • Effectively assess whether an individual poses a risk to a target based on information from the online world
  • Case analysis 
You will receive an email confirming registration.
A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to you with a password to enter the virtual training room closer to the time of the event.

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