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  • Aug. 17, 2018

    Movie: "Big Hero 6"

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    Join us for our fourth movie in the 2018 Summer Film Series, "Big Hero 6." Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this film under the stars! Games and free refreshments (while supplies last) begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will start just after sundown. 

    Hosted by: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

  • Sep. 7, 2018

    Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention Workshop

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    Threat assessment - also known as behavioral threat assessment or threat management- is a process designed to identify, investigate, evaluate and manage threats and other troubling behavior. The school threat assessment model developed by the United States Secret Service and the Department of Education provides a how-to guide for school personnel, law enforcement professionals, mental health professional and community members on how to set up and operate school threat assessment teams. Establishing threat assessment teams in schools provides an avenue to report concerning behavior. Having an established threat assessment process can quickly sort out misunderstandings from true concerns. Most importantly, a threat assessment process makes it possible to intervene with the person who is planning an act of violence and get them the help they need.

    Through extensive research, hands-on case work, and interviews with imprisoned school shooters we have learned five major findings:

    • School shooters don’t “just snap.” Their ideas are thought out and planned. They develop a capacity to carry out their plan - gaining access to some means of lethality and other preparatory behaviors - and then they implement their plan. This progression of detectable behaviors is known as the “pathway to violence.”
    • Prior to most school shootings, the would-be shooter told somebody, most likely a classmate or friend, that they were planning an attack. Rarely did they tell an adult. Sometimes this information, what the FBI calls “leakage” is done through social media. This underscores that students can be a vital component of efforts to prevent school shootings.
    • There is no useful “profile” of a school shooter.
    • Nearly all school shooters studied engaged in behaviors prior to attack that caused concern or alarm to at least one person, usually an adult, and most seriously concerned or alarmed at least three different people. Most school shooters were already on multiple “radar screens.”
    • Almost all school shooters experienced or perceived some major loss prior to attack. This could be the loss of a loved one, loss of status, a major illness experienced by the attacker or someone they care about. In many cases, school shooters planned to kill themselves during the school shooting or were hoping for “suicide by cop.”

    School threat assessment training will help practitioners understand why and how school violence prevention is possible. They will be able to identify the functions of threat assessment (identify, investigate, evaluate and manage). They will know the elements of an effective school threat assessment program. They will learn through hands-on practical exercises how to conduct a threat assessment inquiry and develop a case management plan, and they will understand how information can be shared in threat cases.

     

     

    Hosted by: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

  • Sep. 21, 2018

    Movie: "Despicable Me 2"

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    Join us for the final chapter in our 2018 Summer Film Series, "Despicable Me 2." Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free refreshments (while supplies last) will begin at 7 p.m. and the movie starts just after sundown. 

    Hosted by: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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