Alerts


Apr

21

2017

Extended Critical Period Violence Threat Risk Assessment

  ALERT April 18, 2017  As many are aware, we are experiencing the largest extended critical period we have ever faced as we head into this week’s anniversary of Columbine. This critical period has been exacerbated by the ongoing dynamic political climate. There have been a number of recent hate crimes that were identified through the Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) process responding to threat-related...

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Nov

02

2016

Abbotsford B.C. High School Stabbings

ALERT November 2nd, 2016 Abbotsford, B.C., High School Stabbing Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) and Traumatic Aftermath Dealing with the Aftermath of a High Profile Tragedy Sadly the tragic stabbing attack at Abbotsford Senior Secondary has ensued in the death of a student and another listed in stable condition. Due to the extensive coverage nationally and internationally through news media/social media this has created a...

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Oct

07

2016

Clown Threats Safety Bulletin

ALERT – Clown Threats Safety Bulletin October 6, 2016 As many of you are probably aware we have been dealing with multiple “clown” threat incidents in BC and throughout North America. These incidents are typically referencing kidnapping or targeting schools with threats of violence. Read More: safety-bulletin-clown-oct-2016-11079441


Jun

13

2016

Orlando Florida Nightclub Shootings – ALERT – June 12, 2016

ALERT June 12th, 2016 Orlando Florida Nightclub Shootings Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) and Traumatic Aftermath   The worst mass shooting in American history brings with it a very complex dynamic, which is the intersecting of Criminal Radicalization and Hate Crimes against one of the most vulnerable groups in North America. Early indicators are that the perpetrator heeded the call of international terrorists to target...

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Jan

24

2016

La Loche, Saskatchewan Shootings – ALERT – 24 January 2016

ALERT La Loche, Saskatchewan Shootings Traumatic Aftermath and Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA)   “The fields of Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) and Crisis/Trauma Response are inseparably connected.” J. Kevin Cameron In the aftermath of the shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan, we now have a national critical period for both increased threats to duplicate the crime, as well as a critical period for an increase...

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Nov

17

2015

Paris Alert – 17 November 2015

    For publication 17 November 2015 ALERT: Terrorist Attacks in Paris: North American Implications for Criminal Radicalization Overview: As you are aware, we are currently in a Critical Period from the ongoing aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris and the subsequent air strikes by France against several targets in Syria. These series of Traumatic Events are elevating the anxiety of many Canadians and Americans...

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Oct

09

2015

Critical Incident Alert – October 2015

ALERTS As most of you are aware a high profile violent event occurred this week in Oregon.  This violent act generates a ‘critical period’ (predictable time frame for increased threat making and threat related behaviour) throughout the impact zones where immediate coverage exists. This traumatic event may contribute to an increase in behavioural baseline among some vulnerable students throughout the province and beyond. We provide...

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Oct

27

2014

ALERT: Second Wave of High Profile Violence (Home Grown Extremists, Youth Radicalization, Imitators and Terrorists)

  In June 2014 we issued an ALERT stressing the importance that “Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocols be utilized to their fullest during that Extended Critical Period” in reference to the 15 cases of multiple victim homicides and attempted homicides in a two month span across Canada and the United States. Relevant to that ALERT we noted 5 of the 15 tragedies were targeting...

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Sep

04

2014

ALERT: Sextortionists Targeting Teens

Issued September 4, 2014 For Immediate Release ALERT FOR PARENTS: SEXTORTIONISTS TARGETING TEENS CYBERTIP.CA RECEIVING A CONCERNING INCREASE IN REPORTS FROM TEENS SHARING SEXUAL IMAGES/VIDEOS AND THEN EXTORTED FOR MONEY WINNIPEG, MB: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is warning parents about an increasing and serious trend involving Canadian youth being extorted for money. In the last few weeks, the Canadian Centre’s Cybertip.ca program (Canada’s national tipline...

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Jun

01

2014

Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocols must be utilized to their fullest during this “Extended Critical Period”

Issued June 2014 Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocols must be utilized to their fullest during this “Extended Critical Period” As most of you aware there have been a number of high profile violent incidents in British Columbia, across Canada and the United States in the past few weeks. These high profile violent acts result in “Critical Periods” (predictable time frames for increased threat making and...

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