Behavioral Threat Assessment Management
Over the last 20 years, school safety has been a prominent topic of discussion throughout the United States. Schools and communities are seeking support. There is a need for something that can be implemented in a technical manner but modified to fit a variety of unique educational environments. This support must be more than an intervention. The primary goal must be prevention.
Behavioral Threat Assessment is a preventive system that has been implemented in educational settings throughout the country.
At the core of this process is an approach to school threats and violence that focuses on a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach that identifies interventions and supervision strategies that fit the situation and accurately address risk. In addition, the process increases both the physical safety of a community and the psychological sense of safety.
Our consultants have been formally trained in behavioral threat assessment and bring over 20 years of experience in school safety and threat management.
Adam Scattergood has worked in school-based threat assessment since 2015. He has worked in the field of behavioral health for over 22 years. Prior to being hired as Threat Assessment Coordinator, Adam sat on Clark County Washington's Student Threat Assessment team for 2 years as the mental health component of the team while employed at Southwest Washington Behavioral Health Regional Support Network. Adam holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a Certified Threat Manager.
Additional Threat Assessment experience includes formal training on the Salem-Keizer Cascade Threat Assessment System as well as membership with the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
In addition to providing behavioral threat assessment support, Adam has been involved in a variety of projects and collaborations with community partners. He has provided an array of presentations and trainings at the local, regional and state level.
Living in the Pacific Northwest, Adam is always making time to enjoy the outdoors with his friends and family. Whether it’s hiking in the Gorge or camping at the Coast, there is always a new adventure to be had. He also spends time outside kayaking, fishing and rockhounding. When he’s home, he can usually be found on the grill or hanging out around the fire on his tiki patio.