LA Department of Mental Health Offers Training for Targeted Violence
Hospitals interested in learning about available resources related to targeted violence may contact the Department of Mental Health/Emergency Outreach Bureau/School Threat Assessment Response Team (START) for training, consultation and assessment at (213) 739-5565; (213) 738-4924; or ACCESS 1-800-854-7771.
DMH also offers three- to four-hour training sessions on threat management, focusing on a team approach, for interested hospitals. To schedule an on-site training for staff, email Tony Beliz, Ph.D at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mikesha Taylor at email@example.com.
These training sessions have been sparked in part by several instances of targeted school violence that have occurred recently in the city and county of Los Angeles, as well as nationwide.
A fee-based training is being offered by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals on March 21. Visit the ATAP event page for more information.
Contact: Jaime Garcia
(213) 538-0702, firstname.lastname@example.org