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Editorial: Don’t close ears to the suicide issue

TIMES COLONIST JUNE 27, 2017 12:57 AM Schools in Greater Victoria, like others across North America, are confronting the fallout from a Netflix series about bullying, teen suicide and sexual assault. For teachers, parents and teens, the show’s sudden popularity has put mental health on the front burner, and left Read More…

Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”

PRELIMINARY ALERT – Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why” We are receiving numerous calls with questions and concerns regarding the trending Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, specifically regarding its use as a suicide prevention educational resource. The producers of the series have stated that they wanted the show to assist those Read More…

Extended Critical Period Violence Threat Risk Assessment

Extended Critical Period Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) And Traumatic Aftermath 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 Read More…

Digital Threat Assessment Hinges On Education, Awareness

“A lot of people are still unaware how digital presence influences overall risk,”said Theresa Campbell, President of Safer Schools Together in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.  This excerpt titled “Digital Threat Assessment Hinges On Education, Awareness” courtesy of LRP Publications 2017. Download entire article here:    

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 Read More…

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

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…