J. Kevin Cameron
Executive Director, Center for Trauma Informed Practices, M.Sc., R.S.W., B.C.E.T.S., B.C.S.C.R.
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress; Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Eight days after the Columbine school shooting, Mr. Cameron led the crisis response during the 1999 school shooting incident in Taber, Alberta. Shortly thereafter he was seconded by the Alberta Government to a 13-month initiative where he studied traumatic aftermath from a "human systems approach." Through consultation with several American sites that had experienced school shootings, and other trauma sites throughout North America, Mr. Cameron developed the Traumatic Event Systems (TES) Model.
In concert with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Behavioural Sciences Unit, he developed Canada's first comprehensive, multidisciplinary Violence Threat Risk Assessment training program.
In March 2001, Mr. Cameron was invited to Washington, D.C. by the United States Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education, where he presented parts of the TES Model and opened international collaborative relations for the development of threat assessment protocols and related training.
He is a “Subject-Matter Expert” for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response for the Province of British Columbia’s ERASE initiative as well as the Lead Clinician for the Surrey Wrap Youth Gang Prevention Program.
Through a five-year Federal Government of Canada Public Safety Grant, Mr. Cameron is overseeing the largest urban VTRA training initiative in North America. Leadership from Toronto Police Service, the City of Toronto “FOCUS Tables” and close to one hundred different agencies, are applying the multiagency VTRA Model to address all forms of violence with a special emphasis on Violent Extremism.
In 2018 Mr. Cameron organized the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response (NACTATR) subsequently the Center for Trauma Informed Practices (CTIP) including collaboration with Chicago-based CEO Lionel Rabb for the organization of their first ever US specific operation. From this partnership comes CTIP based operations and the development of a series of technology tools including Outreach, which will be the first ever “human assisted” technology to facilitate the highest levels of VTRA application from single incident cases to complex community violence prevention initiatives.
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