Katherine Campbell is a Public Health Social Worker in the greater Los Angeles area, and a Professional Trainer for Safer Schools Together. Katherine received concurrent Master’s degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has worked in the field of school threat assessment for five years.
Katherine currently works for the University of California (UC) system and has worked with multiple UC campuses supporting students in distress and responding to student threats. In her line of work, Katherine serves university students, conducting various biopsychosocial assessments, including suicide and homicide risk assessments, and providing crisis counseling as needed. Katherine also serves as a contributing member to multiple multidisciplinary school threat assessment teams where she uses professional judgement tools to assess risk and consult on institutional response.
Throughout her work, Katherine has received certifications and completed trainings in Targeted Violence Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and the implementation of various threat assessment tools including the WAVR-21 (Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk), and the TRAP-18 (Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol).
Katherine is passionate about the elimination of school violence and believes that with appropriate training, knowledge, tools and response, this violence can be preventable.