Foundation in Threat Assessment

  • CEU: 3 Continuing Education Credits
  • Credential Type: Badge
  • Cost: $85 USD / $120 CAD + applicable tax per individual
  • Time to complete: 3 hours / self-paced learning
  • Course access: Available for 60 days from date of enrollment
  • Group Discounts are available for groups of fifty or more learners

Whether individuals are the perpetrators of violence or the victims of it, nothing occurs in a vacuum. There is a story and a reason for “why,” behind the complex human causes and reactions where violence, trauma, and family dynamics are manifest. We know far more now than ever before about the “evolutionary pathway to serious violence”. This course will present our own evolutionary process for understanding violence, and introduce you to the early research, concepts, and variables that led to the development of the comprehensive Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA™) model. Unlike other threat assessment models, VTRA™ is the only community-based, multidisciplinary model developed to address all forms of violence simultaneously. Therefore, this course will consider multiple forms of violence, including family, community, school, and workplace.


Module 1: Threat Assessment Foundation: Early Thinking
Module 2: The Evolution of the VTRA™ Model: Early Research
Module 3: The Missing Link: Connecting the Dots
Module 4: VTRA™ Applies to All Forms of Violence
Module 5: Worrisome Behaviors: Early Intervention
Module 6: The Empty Vessel: The Power of Connection


Who should take the courses?
The Foundation Courses are customized for the person who has an interest in the fields of threat
assessment, trauma response, or family dynamics: including para-professionals, professionals, and
those with a general interest in advancing their learning. It is designed to provide learning for those
who want general exposure to the CTIP™ models as well as those who are planning—as part of
their professional development—to complete any of the two-day, in-person training courses. It is also
meant to provide those who have already completed two-day trainings an opportunity to refresh
their learning and dive more deeply into areas that informed our current training program.


Individual Course 
Credit card payments only

The course entry will be tied to the email account your enter, and the credentials will be assigned to your name only. 

Purchase in Canada: CAD + VAT
Purchase in USD + Tax

Multiple Learners
If using check or PO, register here

This course is for multiple people, anywhere from two to 49 participants. Please have a spreadsheet of participants ready to upload. 


Large Groups
Payments with check or PO

This course is for fifty people or more. Course purchases of 50+ people are discounted by 20%. Please have a spreadsheet of participants.


Foundation in Threat Assessment

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