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The Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

ATAP November Meeting

Dear ATAP Members, Applicants, and Guests:

 

Our November meeting is now one week earlier – please join us on October 26 with speaker John Van Dreal! Seating is limited, so please RSVP early.

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Nike World Headquarter

Tiger Woods Cente

One Bowerman Driv

Beaverton, OR 97005

 

Please RSVP before Friday, October 19, 2018:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ATAPNW_20181026

 

We expect this training to be available online for active ATAP members.

 

The NW ATAP Chapter is pleased to announce John Van Dreal

School Psychologist and the Director of Safety and Risk Management Services for the Salem-Keizer School District

 

From Threat Prevention and Response to Options-Based Decision-Making

 

This presentation will review a training strategy used to prepare non-security staff, such as teachers and education support staff, to identify violence risk factors, report concerns through a systematized threat assessment process, avoid or mitigate danger, and to protect themselves and others during a violent event.

 

Called options-based decision-making, the instruction centers around a defensive safety strategy tailored to the education community for use during extremely dangerous situations, such as a crisis involving an active shooter. It is a construct that builds on the established professional skill sets of educators, a sense of self-protection, and the ability to gather and use important information during a crisis as a means of improving options to avoid danger, de-escalate aggressive people, and survive.

 

For planning purposes, the Northwest Chapter, and our national and international TAPs have some great training events scheduled in 2018-19. Please mark your calendar!

 

Future ATAP NW Chapter & TAP Meetings

October 16, 2018

Spokane, WA (in-person)

ASIS-ATAP NW Joint Meeting

October 13-17, 2018

Whistler, British Columbia

CATAP Annual Conference

October 26, 2018

ATAP NW

Portland, OR Nike Headquarters

January 2019

ATAP NW

Puget Sound, WA

February 5-7, 2019

Orlando, FL

Winter Conference

March 2019

ATAP NW-CATAP Joint Meeting

Island County, WA

May 6-9, 2019

Rotterdam, Netherlands

AETAP Annual Conference

May 2019

ATAP NW

Salem-Portland, Oregon

June 2019

Boise State University

Annual Conference

July 12, 2019

ATAP NW at Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

 

AETAP Calls for Abstracts!

News from our family at AETAP: call for abstracts for their 2019 conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands is OPEN! See link below to submit your abstract today.

https://fi.surveymonkey.com/r/2MKKLSK

2018 CATAP Conference Scholarship

The Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP) offers one scholarship annually to support attendance at the annual workshop and conference by a professional who might not otherwise be able to attend. Scholarships consist of full registration to attend the workshop and conference and three (3) nights of hotel accommodation. Scholarships will be awarded annually contingent on availability of funds.

Eligibility

Applicants must be currently employed at a non-profit organization in Canada that has service goals relevant to threat assessment and management and/or public safety.

Selection Considerations

All applications will be reviewed by the CATAP Scholarships Committee. Applications will be judged on the relevance of the educational opportunity to the applicant’s job, the applicant’s contributions to his/her professional community, and financial barriers to attending the conference without scholarship support.

Application Materials

  1. Letter of self-nomination describing (1) your current position, (2) relevance and benefits of attending the CATAP workshop and conference to your professional responsibilities, (3) contributions to your professional community, and (4) any financial barriers to attendance in absence of scholarship funding.
  2.       One letter of recommendation from your supervisor and one letter from a colleague or professional contact.

 

Submission Procedures

  1. Collate your letter of self-nomination and two letters of recommendation into a single PDF and email to info@catap.ca with the subject line “CATAP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION”.
  2.   Applications must be received by 04 September 2018.

 

Terms and Conditions of Acceptance

The successful applicant will be notified by e-mail by 07 September 2018. The award winner must respond in writing to confirm acceptance by the deadline identified in the e-mail notification. If the applicant does not respond by the deadline, the scholarship shall be rescinded without appeal. Scholarships are non-transferable and have no redeemable cash value. The award recipient is required to stay at the conference hotel unless she or he lives within driving distance of the conference venue.

Award recipients are responsible for arranging and funding their travel and any other related costs incurred from attending the annual CATAP workshop and conference. CATAP will make the hotel reservation on behalf of the award recipient; the award recipient is responsible for paying for any accommodation costs in excess of the three (3) nights of hotel awarded as part of this scholarship.

Applicants who are not selected are strongly encouraged to resubmit the following year if they meet eligibility criteria.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Please apply today!

Secret Service Releases New Guide...

Secret Service Releases New Operational Guide on Preventing Targeted School Violence


To read the press release, click here

For the USSS National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) Safety Brief, click here

For their Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence, click here 

 

 

 

 

 

Secret Service Releases New Guide...

Secret Service Releases New Operational Guide on Preventing Targeted School Violence


To read the press release, click here

For the USSS National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) Safety Brief, click here

For their Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence, click here 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized Training Services (STS) Canadian Training

This September, the RCMP Ottawa Division will host four days of outstanding training with well known threat assessment/violence risk experts:

 

Sept. 11, 2018: Assessing Threats and Violence Risk in the Workplace and on campus with the WAVR-21, Reid Meloy, PhD, ABPP, presenter

 

Sept. 12, 2018: Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Juveniles and Young Adults, David Verhaggan, PhD, ABPP, presenter

 

Sept. 13-14, 2018: Advanced Threat Assessment and Threat Management: Front Line Defense for Evolving Threats, Reid Meloy, PhD, ABPP, presenter

 

In the one day WAVR-21 (Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk) program, Dr. Meloy, one of the WAVR-21 co-authors will train participants how to use this remarkable threat assessment instrument, now used by many large universities, corporations and government agencies. The program on juvenile/young adult violence will hone in on young people who become violent in educational and other settings and how to best manage their risk of violence. The final program on advanced threat assessment will provide an eclectic view of some of the most intricate and important aspects of threat assessment. The presenter will also introduce his newest structured professional judgment instrument to the audience, the TRAP-18 (Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol).

 

For a full description of the programs and instructor’s bio’s or to register, click here.

 

While the RCMP will be hosting the event, registration and management of the meeting will be done by Specialized Training Services (STS). STS is offering a 10% discount to all CATAP members. Simply type “Ottawa” during checkout to receive the discount. The discount is valid on single programs as well as the already discounted full event rate. Space is limited at this event, so early registration is strongly suggested.

 

The training sessions will take place at the Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown, 161 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J2. Click here to reserve a sleeping room or to register.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Jamie De Wit, RCMP, Ottawa – (613) 843-4411

Drew Leavens, Specialized Training Services (800) 848-1226

Edmonton Regional Event

Stalking with Dr. Maryana Kravtsenyuk


Wed June 13, 2018

9:00am to noon (please arrive no later than 15 minutes ahead to register)

University of Alberta, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), Room 2-150 (second floor), address: 11405-87 Avenue NW

Parking: On campus (https://www.ualberta.ca/parking-services)

Cost: CATAP Members-$50.00, non-members $75.00

 

Speaker Bio

Dr. Maryana Kravtsenyuk is currently employed as a Forensic Psychiatrist, at the following centers: Alberta Hospital Edmonton and Forensic Assessment and Community Services, Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre, Edmonton, and Thunder Bay Jail, Thunder Bay, ON. She is also a Locum Psychiatrist for the following two centers: Emergency and Forensic Psychiatry, Thunder Bay Health Centre, ON, and Timmins Regional Health Centre, ON. 

Edmonton Regional Event

Stalking with Dr. Maryana Kravtsenyuk


Wed June 13, 2018

9:00am to noon (please arrive no later than 15 minutes ahead to register)

University of Alberta, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), Room 2-150 (second floor), address: 11405-87 Avenue NW

Parking: On campus (https://www.ualberta.ca/parking-services)

Cost: CATAP Members-$50.00, non-members $75.00

 

Speaker Bio

Dr. Maryana Kravtsenyuk is currently employed as a Forensic Psychiatrist, at the following centers: Alberta Hospital Edmonton and Forensic Assessment and Community Services, Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre, Edmonton, and Thunder Bay Jail, Thunder Bay, ON. She is also a Locum Psychiatrist for the following two centers: Emergency and Forensic Psychiatry, Thunder Bay Health Centre, ON, and Timmins Regional Health Centre, ON. 

Halifax Regional Event

This one-day training is split into two halves, the morning session led by Dr. Laura Guy, and the afternoon with SSA Molly Amman.

*****UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE to the Scotiabank Theatre - Sobey Building ****** (scroll below for map) 

Morning

Professionals in various fields, such as police, mental health, education, and security, must conduct threat assessments as part of their job or as a matter of law. In this workshop, an overview of key conceptual and historical issues in the field of threat assessment will be reviewed, and basic principles and procedural issues in threat assessment and management will be discussed in more depth. Attendees will learn about issues related to conducting interviews, obtaining and reviewing collateral sources of information, using analytic or risk assessment tools, communicating about risk for targeted violence, and managing individuals who are believed to pose a violence risk.

 

Afternoon

During the afternoon session, SSA Amman will present the audience with a recent case study, featuring investigative actions from initial report through execution of a cohesive threat management strategy. Audience members will be able to hear the case from a joint law enforcement--threat management perspective and apply lessons learned to their own case work and experiences.

 

About the Presenters:

Dr. Laura Guy

Dr. Laura Guy has worked primarily as a threat assessment professional and forensic clinical psychologist. Her areas of clinical and research expertise focus on assessment and management of violence risk in youth and adults. She is active in consulting, teaching, and training, having worked with mental health, law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Laura obtained her PhD in psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology with a combined clinical-forensic and research focus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has Board Certification in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed to practice psychology in jurisdictions in Canada and the United States. She currently serves as Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management and, is the Vice President of CATAP.

 

SSA Molly Amman

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Molly Amman manages two FBI offices in Iowa, the United States, with oversight over a constant stream of threat assessment and management matters. Prior to this assignment, SSA Amman served in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit from 2010 until 2018, focusing largely on threats of violence posed by individuals and groups, threats related to school and workplace attacks, protracted crisis operations, and stalking and communicated threats. SSA Amman served as the BAU’s program manager for threat assessment from 2012 until transitioning to domestic terrorism matters in 2016. SSA Amman has completed several overseas assignments with the FBI, and also serves as an internal legal advisor for the Bureau. SSA Amman is a member of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.

 

 

MAY 31, 2018 ( 9AM - 5PM)

Registration at 8:30am

Location: St. Mary’s University

Scotiabank Theatre - Sobey Building (see map below)

Rate: $50.00

**Lunch Provided**

**If you have dietary restrictions please email:

darren.balsom@catap.ca

 

 

Halifax Regional Event

This one-day training is split into two halves, the morning session led by Dr. Laura Guy, and the afternoon with SSA Molly Amman.

*****UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE to the Scotiabank Theatre - Sobey Building ****** (scroll below for map) 

Morning

Professionals in various fields, such as police, mental health, education, and security, must conduct threat assessments as part of their job or as a matter of law. In this workshop, an overview of key conceptual and historical issues in the field of threat assessment will be reviewed, and basic principles and procedural issues in threat assessment and management will be discussed in more depth. Attendees will learn about issues related to conducting interviews, obtaining and reviewing collateral sources of information, using analytic or risk assessment tools, communicating about risk for targeted violence, and managing individuals who are believed to pose a violence risk.

 

Afternoon

During the afternoon session, SSA Amman will present the audience with a recent case study, featuring investigative actions from initial report through execution of a cohesive threat management strategy. Audience members will be able to hear the case from a joint law enforcement--threat management perspective and apply lessons learned to their own case work and experiences.

 

About the Presenters:

Dr. Laura Guy

Dr. Laura Guy has worked primarily as a threat assessment professional and forensic clinical psychologist. Her areas of clinical and research expertise focus on assessment and management of violence risk in youth and adults. She is active in consulting, teaching, and training, having worked with mental health, law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Laura obtained her PhD in psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology with a combined clinical-forensic and research focus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has Board Certification in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed to practice psychology in jurisdictions in Canada and the United States. She currently serves as Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management and, is the Vice President of CATAP.

 

SSA Molly Amman

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Molly Amman manages two FBI offices in Iowa, the United States, with oversight over a constant stream of threat assessment and management matters. Prior to this assignment, SSA Amman served in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit from 2010 until 2018, focusing largely on threats of violence posed by individuals and groups, threats related to school and workplace attacks, protracted crisis operations, and stalking and communicated threats. SSA Amman served as the BAU’s program manager for threat assessment from 2012 until transitioning to domestic terrorism matters in 2016. SSA Amman has completed several overseas assignments with the FBI, and also serves as an internal legal advisor for the Bureau. SSA Amman is a member of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.

 

 

MAY 31, 2018 ( 9AM - 5PM)

Registration at 8:30am

Location: St. Mary’s University

Scotiabank Theatre - Sobey Building (see map below)

Rate: $50.00

**Lunch Provided**

**If you have dietary restrictions please email:

darren.balsom@catap.ca

 

 

Saskatoon Regional Event with Dr. Laura Guy

Details:

Date:  May 9, 2018

Time: 9am-5pm (registration will open at 8:30am)

Location: University of Saskatewan - Saskatoon

Cost:

$50 for CATAP members; $175 for non-members

 

Dr. Guy will providing the following training:

Professionals in various fields, such as police, mental health, education, and security, must conduct threat assessments as part of their job or as a matter of law. In this workshop, an overview of key conceptual and historical issues in the field of threat assessment will be reviewed, and basic principles and procedural issues in threat assessment and management will be discussed in more depth. Attendees will learn about issues related to conducting interviews, obtaining and reviewing collateral sources of information, using analytic or risk assessment tools, communicating about risk for targeted violence, and managing individuals who are believed to pose a violence risk.

This training will be followed by an Experts Panel.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Laura Guy has worked primarily as a threat assessment professional and forensic clinical psychologist. Her areas of clinical and research expertise focus on assessment and management of violence risk in youth and adults,.  She is active in consulting, teaching, and training, having worked with mental health, law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Laura obtained her PhD in psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology with a combined clinical-forensic and research focus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has Board Certification in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed to practice psychology in jurisdictions in Canada and the United States.  She currently serves as Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management and, is the Vice President of CATAP.

Saskatoon Regional Event with Dr. Laura Guy

Details:

Date:  May 9, 2018

Time: 9am-5pm (registration will open at 8:30am)

Location: University of Saskatewan - Saskatoon

Cost:

$50 for CATAP members; $175 for non-members

 

Dr. Guy will providing the following training:

Professionals in various fields, such as police, mental health, education, and security, must conduct threat assessments as part of their job or as a matter of law. In this workshop, an overview of key conceptual and historical issues in the field of threat assessment will be reviewed, and basic principles and procedural issues in threat assessment and management will be discussed in more depth. Attendees will learn about issues related to conducting interviews, obtaining and reviewing collateral sources of information, using analytic or risk assessment tools, communicating about risk for targeted violence, and managing individuals who are believed to pose a violence risk.

This training will be followed by an Experts Panel.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Laura Guy has worked primarily as a threat assessment professional and forensic clinical psychologist. Her areas of clinical and research expertise focus on assessment and management of violence risk in youth and adults,.  She is active in consulting, teaching, and training, having worked with mental health, law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Laura obtained her PhD in psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology with a combined clinical-forensic and research focus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has Board Certification in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed to practice psychology in jurisdictions in Canada and the United States.  She currently serves as Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management and, is the Vice President of CATAP.

Sex Crimes – Paedophilia, Child Molestation and Cross-Associated Sexual Deviances

REGISTER HERE

 This event will also be available via live-streaming webinar see details below

 

Date: May 4, 2018

Time: 9am-4pm (registration will open at 8:30am)

Location: Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport (For Room Reservations: 204-775-9889) or via live-stream webinar

Cost (in person or live-stream):

Early sign-up rate (until April 13th, 2018): $50 for CATAP members; $150 for non-members

Late sign-up rate (after April 13th, 2018): $75 for CATAP members; $150 for non-members

 

BECOME A MEMBER OF CATAP

Become a Member ($100 annually) and package this event and all the other benefits of being a CATAP member

for $150 (annual membership + members only event rate)

Another great reason to join now!

 

Training Description:

An exploration of the psychology of the paedophile and the types of associated paraphilic activities they can be involved with. Also discussed will be the role of child pornography; grooming behaviour and indicative material collections. [No child abuse imagery will be shown during the lecture].

Facilitator:

Peter Collins, CD, MD, MCA, FRCPC

Peter Collins has been the operational forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police, since 1995 and a member of the crisis/hostage negotiation team, of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force, since 1992.

In addition, Peter consults to the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Profiling Unit of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Investigative Psychology Unit of the South African Police, and the Behavioural Sciences Section of the Calgary Police Service.

Peter obtained his Masters in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa, his Medical Degree from McMaster University and completed his postgraduate medical training in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His clinical appointment is with the Complex Illness and Recovery Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he is an Associate Professor, in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. As well, Peter is a co-investigator with the Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab and an advisor to the International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program for police tactical teams at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). Peter is on the board of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and a consulting editor with the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, published by the American Psychological Association.

Peter retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves), at the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and served on 2 deployments in Southern Afghanistan. In October 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Forces.

In 1997 Peter was elected a member of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. In 2017 he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Critical Incident Association. Peter is an authority on violent crime and has worked with, and instructed, numerous criminal justice agencies across North America, and internationally, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Europol.

REGISTER HERE


Webinar - Participate in our live, full day presentation from any location. Access the training right from your computer. The information from the workshop is “streamed” over the internet and played back to you on your computer. Most computers are set up to be able to participate in our live streaming workshops, but be sure to check our system requirements.

Webinar access sponsored and streamed by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, CTRI (ca.ctrinstitute.com).


 

Webinar - System Requirements

To watch an event on Livestream, please ensure you have the following:

  • System Requirements: Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Supported desktop browsers: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, Safari 8 or higher, **Internet Explorer 11 and 10, Microsoft Edge
  • Supported mobile browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari (iOS), Android native browser (Samsung devices only)
  • Adobe Flash Player: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
  • Java:http://www.java.com/en/download/
  • Internet Connection: 5-10mbps download speed is recommended. Check your connection at speedtest.net.

**Please see Microsoft’s statement regarding Internet Explorer support.

If you find that you are experiencing issues while viewing with Internet Explorer, click here for troubleshooting steps.

Sex Crimes – Paedophilia, Child Molestation and Cross-Associated Sexual Deviances

REGISTER HERE

 This event will also be available via live-streaming webinar see details below

 

Date: May 4, 2018

Time: 9am-4pm (registration will open at 8:30am)

Location: Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport (For Room Reservations: 204-775-9889) or via live-stream webinar

Cost (in person or live-stream):

Early sign-up rate (until April 13th, 2018): $50 for CATAP members; $150 for non-members

Late sign-up rate (after April 13th, 2018): $75 for CATAP members; $150 for non-members

 

BECOME A MEMBER OF CATAP

Become a Member ($100 annually) and package this event and all the other benefits of being a CATAP member

for $150 (annual membership + members only event rate)

Another great reason to join now!

 

Training Description:

An exploration of the psychology of the paedophile and the types of associated paraphilic activities they can be involved with. Also discussed will be the role of child pornography; grooming behaviour and indicative material collections. [No child abuse imagery will be shown during the lecture].

Facilitator:

Peter Collins, CD, MD, MCA, FRCPC

Peter Collins has been the operational forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police, since 1995 and a member of the crisis/hostage negotiation team, of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force, since 1992.

In addition, Peter consults to the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Profiling Unit of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Investigative Psychology Unit of the South African Police, and the Behavioural Sciences Section of the Calgary Police Service.

Peter obtained his Masters in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa, his Medical Degree from McMaster University and completed his postgraduate medical training in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His clinical appointment is with the Complex Illness and Recovery Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he is an Associate Professor, in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. As well, Peter is a co-investigator with the Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab and an advisor to the International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program for police tactical teams at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). Peter is on the board of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and a consulting editor with the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, published by the American Psychological Association.

Peter retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves), at the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and served on 2 deployments in Southern Afghanistan. In October 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Forces.

In 1997 Peter was elected a member of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. In 2017 he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Critical Incident Association. Peter is an authority on violent crime and has worked with, and instructed, numerous criminal justice agencies across North America, and internationally, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Europol.

REGISTER HERE


Webinar - Participate in our live, full day presentation from any location. Access the training right from your computer. The information from the workshop is “streamed” over the internet and played back to you on your computer. Most computers are set up to be able to participate in our live streaming workshops, but be sure to check our system requirements.

Webinar access sponsored and streamed by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, CTRI (ca.ctrinstitute.com).


 

Webinar - System Requirements

To watch an event on Livestream, please ensure you have the following:

  • System Requirements: Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Supported desktop browsers: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, Safari 8 or higher, **Internet Explorer 11 and 10, Microsoft Edge
  • Supported mobile browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari (iOS), Android native browser (Samsung devices only)
  • Adobe Flash Player: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
  • Java:http://www.java.com/en/download/
  • Internet Connection: 5-10mbps download speed is recommended. Check your connection at speedtest.net.

**Please see Microsoft’s statement regarding Internet Explorer support.

If you find that you are experiencing issues while viewing with Internet Explorer, click here for troubleshooting steps.

CATAP and ATAP NW free training event

 

CATAP is very pleased to hold our third annual joint training event with ATAP’s Northwest Chapter on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Please click here for more information about this free meeting.

This year’s theme is Insider Threats. We look forward to offering attendees insights about risk-management strategies across disciplines: mental health, law, human resources, private and public security, and law enforcement. We have a great venue, and an audience of CATAP/ATAP members and guests representing a wide range of disciplines. We hope you can join us in person or online to learn and network with CATAP members and guests and our ATAP partners.

 

DATE AND TIME

Friday, February 16, 2018

8:30am-2:30pm (PST)

 

AGENDA

We will open with Chief Constable Del Manak of the Victoria Police Department, followed by four speakers:

  • John Neily, consultant and former RCMP Assistant Commissioner
  • Christine (Chrissie) Noonan, Threat Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Melissa Muir, Seattle Municipal Court and ATAP Northwest Chapter President

 

REGISTER

Please RSVP for this free training by Monday, February 12, 2018:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSVP_C-ATAP_20180216

 

ONLINE ATTENDANCE

If you cannot be there in person, please join us online. We are piloting a livestreaming option that promises an enhanced online experience.

For those who RSVP to attend online, we will send out a link before the meeting.

 

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE

We have arranged discounted hotel rates at the Fairmont Empress ($179 instead of regular $289). Reserve your room online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/catap2018c

 

The meeting will be held in the RATTENBURY ROOM at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The address is: 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 1W5

 

Please contact Dr. Laura Guy (laura.guy@catap.ca) with any questions.

 

We look forward to seeing you in person or online!

 

CATAP and ATAP NW free training event

 

CATAP is very pleased to hold our third annual joint training event with ATAP’s Northwest Chapter on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Please click here for more information about this free meeting.

This year’s theme is Insider Threats. We look forward to offering attendees insights about risk-management strategies across disciplines: mental health, law, human resources, private and public security, and law enforcement. We have a great venue, and an audience of CATAP/ATAP members and guests representing a wide range of disciplines. We hope you can join us in person or online to learn and network with CATAP members and guests and our ATAP partners.

 

DATE AND TIME

Friday, February 16, 2018

8:30am-2:30pm (PST)

 

AGENDA

We will open with Chief Constable Del Manak of the Victoria Police Department, followed by four speakers:

  • John Neily, consultant and former RCMP Assistant Commissioner
  • Christine (Chrissie) Noonan, Threat Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Melissa Muir, Seattle Municipal Court and ATAP Northwest Chapter President

 

REGISTER

Please RSVP for this free training by Monday, February 12, 2018:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSVP_C-ATAP_20180216

 

ONLINE ATTENDANCE

If you cannot be there in person, please join us online. We are piloting a livestreaming option that promises an enhanced online experience.

For those who RSVP to attend online, we will send out a link before the meeting.

 

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE

We have arranged discounted hotel rates at the Fairmont Empress ($179 instead of regular $289). Reserve your room online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/catap2018c

 

The meeting will be held in the RATTENBURY ROOM at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The address is: 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 1W5

 

Please contact Dr. Laura Guy (laura.guy@catap.ca) with any questions.

 

We look forward to seeing you in person or online!

 

French Job

Job Requisition #: 403068
Location: Edmonton
Employee Class: Regular Full-Time

The Corporate Investigations Unit within Alberta Health Services (AHS) is currently looking for a Corporate Investigator to join our team. As a Corporate Investigator you will conduct thorough, objective and timely investigation of serious, sensitive and high-risk issues involving AHS personnel, community peace officers, contract employees and/or AHS assets.

Through investigations and interactions, you will develop and foster strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including local police services, professional and licensing bodies, and other community agencies to ensure the efficacy of investigations and their outcomes.

This role also requires the completion of investigation reports, as well as defending them at judicial and quasi-judicial forums including provincial court, fatality inquiries, professional licensing hearings and labour arbitration hearings. Additionally, the Corporate Investigator develops and delivers training to AHS employees on subjects such as criminal law, charter rights, search and seizure, investigative techniques and violence risk assessments.

All Management and Out Of Scope positions are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.

Qualifications

Education and Training

  • Post-secondary education in criminal justice and/or health field or a combination of education and experience
  • Violence Risk Management training
  • Major Case Management training and experience

Experience

  • 10 years experience in an investigative capacity
  • Police experience
  • Experience testifying at judicial and/or quasi-judicial venues
  • Leadership experience in an investigative environment
  • Experience in a case management role in investigational operations
  • Advanced investigative interviewing experience

Knowledge & Skills

  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, speaking and presentation skills
  • Client focused and commitment to providing quality services
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage short and long term plans and projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to build relationships and foster partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

Licenses and/or Professional Memberships

  • Member of Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP)

Note: This position requires complete scheduling flexibility and open availability to travel with short notice within the province. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel is required.

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Corporate Investigator

Job Requisition #: 403068
Location: Edmonton
Employee Class: Regular Full-Time

The Corporate Investigations Unit within Alberta Health Services (AHS) is currently looking for a Corporate Investigator to join our team. As a Corporate Investigator you will conduct thorough, objective and timely investigation of serious, sensitive and high-risk issues involving AHS personnel, community peace officers, contract employees and/or AHS assets.

Through investigations and interactions, you will develop and foster strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including local police services, professional and licensing bodies, and other community agencies to ensure the efficacy of investigations and their outcomes.

This role also requires the completion of investigation reports, as well as defending them at judicial and quasi-judicial forums including provincial court, fatality inquiries, professional licensing hearings and labour arbitration hearings. Additionally, the Corporate Investigator develops and delivers training to AHS employees on subjects such as criminal law, charter rights, search and seizure, investigative techniques and violence risk assessments.

All Management and Out Of Scope positions are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.

Qualifications

Education and Training

  • Post-secondary education in criminal justice and/or health field or a combination of education and experience
  • Violence Risk Management training
  • Major Case Management training and experience

Experience

  • 10+ years experience in an investigative capacity
  • Police experience
  • Experience testifying at judicial and/or quasi-judicial venues
  • Leadership experience in an investigative environment
  • Experience in a case management role in investigational operations
  • Advanced investigative interviewing experience

Knowledge & Skills

  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, speaking and presentation skills
  • Client focused and commitment to providing quality services
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage short and long term plans and projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to build relationships and foster partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

Licenses and/or Professional Memberships

  • Member of Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP)

Note: This position requires complete scheduling flexibility and open availability to travel with short notice within the province. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel is required.

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Call for Abstracts

The 11th Conference Of The Association Of European Threat Assessment Professionals

We are pleased to announce the 11th conference of the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP), scheduled from 24-26 April 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

To all professionals active in the field of threat assessment and threat management: we welcome your abstract for oral presentations! We aim to strike a balance between input from academia, law enforcement, and corporate practices.

The abstract submission deadline is on Monday 18 September 2017.

More information can be found here AETAP2018.pdf or here www.aetap.eu

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Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV) and Homicide workshop

Speakers:

  • Dr. Angela Eke and Dr. Liam Ennis will present on correlates to severe IPV, various assessment tools, management suggestions, etc.
  • Detective Donna Cole and Detective Jeff Resler, Edmonton Police Service-Homicide Section will present a case study on the Lam Shooting from December 2014.

The workshops will take place at the ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Teams) Building, 18807-Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta, from 09:00 to 16:00, with registration beginning at 08:30.

The conference will be free for members of CATAP and ALERT. Lunch will not be provided but various places are available within walking distance. Coffee will be provided.

All attendees (members and non-members) must register for the event.

Register Here

Non-members have two options to attend the conference:

  • Become a CATAP member at cost of $100 (annual fee). Once you're a member the registration is free!
  • Non-members can attend the conference at a cost of $105 + HST for the day.

CATAP annual membership* grants you:

  • Free access to our regional day-conference/workshops
  • Free subscription to the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management
  • Discounted costs to attend the National Conference and Workshop at the
  • Fairmont Richelieu in La Malbaie, QC (Oct 23-27, 2017)
  • Member-only resources on www.catap.org/members
  • Access to a community of dedicated and professional threat assessment
  • and management professionals.

* CATAP membership is subject to the provision of reference letters and a criminal background check and additionally upon the approval of the CATAP Board of Directors.

More information on how to become a member can be found on our join us webpage here.

For additional information about the regional day-conference, please email trudy.triplett@alert-ab.ca

Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV) and Homicide workshop

Speakers:

  • Dr. Angela Eke and Dr. Liam Ennis will present on correlates to severe IPV, various assessment tools, management suggestions, etc.
  • Detective Donna Cole and Detective Jeff Resler, Edmonton Police Service-Homicide Section will present a case study on the Lam Shooting from December 2014.

The workshops will take place at the ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Teams) Building, 18807-Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta, from 09:00 to 16:00, with registration beginning at 08:30.

The conference will be free for members of CATAP and ALERT. Lunch will not be provided but various places are available within walking distance. Coffee will be provided.

All attendees (members and non-members) must register for the event.

Register Here

Non-members have two options to attend the conference:

  • Become a CATAP member at cost of $100 (annual fee). Once you're a member the registration is free!
  • Non-members can attend the conference at a cost of $105 + HST for the day.

CATAP annual membership* grants you:

  • Free access to our regional day-conference/workshops
  • Free subscription to the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management
  • Discounted costs to attend the National Conference and Workshop at the
  • Fairmont Richelieu in La Malbaie, QC (Oct 23-27, 2017)
  • Member-only resources on www.catap.org/members
  • Access to a community of dedicated and professional threat assessment
  • and management professionals.

* CATAP membership is subject to the provision of reference letters and a criminal background check and additionally upon the approval of the CATAP Board of Directors.

More information on how to become a member can be found on our join us webpage here.

For additional information about the regional day-conference, please email trudy.triplett@alert-ab.ca

WAVR Training

The Calgary Police Service BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES UNIT is hosting WAVR -21 Training by Instructors Dr. Reid Meloy and Dr. Stephen Whiteon on March 1-2, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta.

The WAVR-21 – Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk – is a 21-item coded instrument for the structured assessment of workplace and campus targeted violence risk. It is appropriate for assessing adults and students 18 years of age or older, including outsiders who may possibly pose a risk of harm to a member or members of an organization.

The primary focus of the WAVR-21 is to assess the risk of workplace and campus-related targeted violence. A term originally coined by the behavioral scientists of the US Secret Service, targeted violence refers to situations in which an individual intentionally commits an act of violence against a pre-selected target, whether people or places. Also referred to as intended violence, these acts are potentially foreseeable, as they are the result of an understandable, evolving and often discernible process of thinking, behavior, and preparation. Several of the WAVR-21 factors incorporate this “pathway to violence” escalation dynamic.

For information: contact darren.balsom@calgarypolice.ca or visit http://www.wavr21.com/training/upcoming-training

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WAVR Training

The Calgary Police Service BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES UNIT is hosting WAVR -21 Training by Instructors Dr. Reid Meloy and Dr. Stephen Whiteon on March 1-2, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta.

The WAVR-21 – Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk – is a 21-item coded instrument for the structured assessment of workplace and campus targeted violence risk. It is appropriate for assessing adults and students 18 years of age or older, including outsiders who may possibly pose a risk of harm to a member or members of an organization.

The primary focus of the WAVR-21 is to assess the risk of workplace and campus-related targeted violence. A term originally coined by the behavioral scientists of the US Secret Service, targeted violence refers to situations in which an individual intentionally commits an act of violence against a pre-selected target, whether people or places. Also referred to as intended violence, these acts are potentially foreseeable, as they are the result of an understandable, evolving and often discernible process of thinking, behavior, and preparation. Several of the WAVR-21 factors incorporate this “pathway to violence” escalation dynamic.

For information: contact darren.balsom@calgarypolice.ca or visit http://www.wavr21.com/training/upcoming-training

Click here to download the flyer.

CTRI Workshop

CTRI presents the following in-person public workshop:

Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response

Whitehorse, YT: October 6, 2016 (early rate expires September 15)

This workshop provides a communication and decision-making model to help businesses, schools, organizations and communities become more effective in their management of threats.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Stages of Violence – From Grievance to Confrontation
  • Threat Assessment Team and Plan Development
  • The Threat Assessment Flow Chart and Process
  • Fundamental Assessment Questions
  • Detailed Assessment Considerations

Early Rate: $198
Regular Rate: $220

For more information please visit our website: www.ctrinstitute.com
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Phone: (204) 452-9199
Toll Free: (877) 353-3205

CTRI Workshop

CTRI presents the following in-person public workshop:

Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response

Whitehorse, YT: October 6, 2016 (early rate expires September 15)

This workshop provides a communication and decision-making model to help businesses, schools, organizations and communities become more effective in their management of threats.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Stages of Violence – From Grievance to Confrontation
  • Threat Assessment Team and Plan Development
  • The Threat Assessment Flow Chart and Process
  • Fundamental Assessment Questions
  • Detailed Assessment Considerations

Early Rate: $198
Regular Rate: $220

For more information please visit our website: www.ctrinstitute.com
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Phone: (204) 452-9199
Toll Free: (877) 353-3205

2015 CATAP Election - Results

Acclaimed:

President: Keith Hammond
Treasurer: Geoff Frisby
Secretary: Dr. Laura Guy

Elected:

  • Vice President: Michelle Doyle

Directors*:

  • Darren Balsom
  • Dr. Peter Collins
  • Dave O’Brien
  • Dale Myhre
  • Trudy Triplet
*Our by-laws require us to elect four directors and allow for the executive to appoint four more to ensure the constituency of the board is balanced professionally and regionally. We had a tie for fourth and so this year we will be “electing” five and appointing three directors.
2015 CATAP Election - Results

Acclaimed:

President: Keith Hammond
Treasurer: Geoff Frisby
Secretary: Dr. Laura Guy

Elected:

  • Vice President: Michelle Doyle

Directors*:

  • Darren Balsom
  • Dr. Peter Collins
  • Dave O’Brien
  • Dale Myhre
  • Trudy Triplet
*Our by-laws require us to elect four directors and allow for the executive to appoint four more to ensure the constituency of the board is balanced professionally and regionally. We had a tie for fourth and so this year we will be “electing” five and appointing three directors.

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