College of Health and Human Services

Campus Readiness: Preventing and Responding to an Active Threat

Join us:
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Health and Human Services Building Room 1711 B & C

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Recent events at our nation's schools and universities have led campuses across the country to educate their faculty, students and staff about the warning signs of students at risk of committing a targeted shooting. Those who interact with students should understand what behaviors are potentially indicative of an individual on the pathway toward violence.

Perpetrators of the incidents at Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, University of California Santa Barbara as well as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share several similarities, and each sparked concern prior to committing acts of violence.

With each incident, we learn from what went wrong to prevent further tragedies. Experts agree on behaviors that cause concern, the need for a multidisciplinary behavioral intervention team, the importance of effective case management, ALICE lockdown, tourniquet-training programs, and mental-health assistance for survivors and witnesses.

This training session is designed to equip graduate students, particularly those who serve as teaching assistants, with the knowledge of the key aspects of prevention through post-vention.


  • Introduction
  • Best practice in behavioral threat detection, assessment and case management
  • ALICE training
  • Tourniquets and wound-packing scenarios
  • Questionnaires

This event is free, but registration is recommended.

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Lisa Kovach, PhD

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Director, Center for Education in Targeted Violence and Suicide
Judith Herb College of Education
Advisory Board Member, National Behavioral Intervention Team Association

Sgt. Doug Perry

The University of Toledo Police Department

Brian Fink, PhD, MPH, CHES

School of Population Health
College of Health and Human Services
The University of Toledo

Paul P. Rega, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation Education
Medical Advisor for Disaster Preparedness
School of Population Health, College of Health and Human Sciences
Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine and Life Sciences
The University of Toledo

Sely-Ann Headley, MPH

Health Education Doctoral Student and Instructor
School of Population Health
College of Health and Human Services
The University of Toledo

Last Updated: 7/1/19