What You Will Learn

Almost all evidence reveals school violence incidents are continuing to occur at alarming rates, with tragic and costly consequences – no matter what conventional security personnel/products and controls/policies School Administrators invest in.  Why are these conventional efforts not working?  Because most Administrators and Threat Assessment Team Members do not have the time to research hundreds of K-12 incidents, bullying reports, tragedies, and other investigations to see what the solutions should be. This webinar will review evidence from federal/state investigations, lawsuits, media investigations, and post-event reports to reveal how school violence incidents can and are being prevented. 

This Session will cover:

  • Common gaps and dangerous disconnects in school and district security and safety programs
  • How “a clear picture” almost always exists, but is scattered across numerous “pieces of the puzzle”
  • Why both “First Preventers” AND “First Responders” in schools and communities are critical
  • What guidelines and regulations can be used to validate and improve the efforts of Prevention Teams or Threat Assessment Teams
  • How to ensure legal-ready and audit-ready documentation is in order and ready to protect teachers, schools and districts against soaring lawsuits
  • Next-generation strategies and tools that can deliver game-changing results

In this strategy-driven 90-minute webinar Prevention and Risk Assessment Expert Rick Shaw will explain how to help First Preventers and Threat Assessment Teams collect, assess and connect the “pieces of the puzzle” to prevent incidents – rather than waiting to respond and recover.  The unknown can be very costly, and no one wants a school shooting, stabbing, terrorism event, suicide or other tragedy etched in memory or written on a resume.

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Build Threat Assessment Teams comprised of key collaborators using best practices
  • Identify specific gaps in connecting the pieces of the puzzle
  • Utilize best practices to prevent liability, lawsuits and tragedies
  • Demonstrate the essential steps in intervention and prevention


  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • School Nurses
  • School Safety Coordinators
  • School Resource Officers
  • Heads of School
  • Superintendents
  • Board Members
  • Risk Managers
  • Loss Control Coordinators
  • Transportation Directors

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Rick Shaw progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

Single User
Grade Levels: K-12

Unlimited Access DVD
Grade Levels: K-12

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Rick Shaw
About the Presenter

Rick Shaw is the Founder, CEO and CDO of Awareity Inc. – a developer of innovative, web-based and award-winning prevention platform for students, employees and communities. He has more than 20 years of experience performing numerous types of assessments (threat, compliance, physical, information security, social media and others), with a focus on prevention processes across multiple industries and types of threats.  Rick's experiences – combined with extensive research using post-event reports, lawsuits and surveys – has helped expose the most dangerous disconnects and potential liabilities facing schools (including new threats related to social media).

In addition to working with organizational leaders, Rick has been called upon to speak at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, South Korea and Japan for his expertise in safety (student, employee, third-party, community, etc.) and prevention.  He utilizes evidence-based data from hundreds of post-event reports and extensive research to expose each point where proper preventive tactics were possible in most incidents and tragedies. 

Rick's passion is student and child safety, and he leads an extensive research effort at Awareity to help educational leaders understand the need for comprehensive and proven prevention solutions to improve student safety and to prevent escalating consequences related to sexual abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, campus violence, suicide, human trafficking, homegrown terrorism and alcohol/drug abuse.