National Experts Present Strategies to Assess and Prevent Violence During Daylong Workshop at Colorado State

Two nationally renowned experts in workplace and school violence will discuss a range of assessment and prevention methods during a daylong workshop Oct. 19 at Colorado State University. Registration costs $25 (including lunch), and is due by Oct. 8. To register, contact Pam McCracken, director of Colorado State’s Drug and Alcohol Education, at 491-0262.

John Nicoletti, who has been a police psychologist in the Denver area for 25 years, and Sally Spencer-Thomas, health psychologist at Regis University, will provide strategies and techniques on assessing, preventing and intervening in violent situations. Discussions also will include ways to handle the aftermath of incidents.

Nicoletti was invited to speak at the 10th World Conference in Disaster Management and has completed specialized FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency training in the analysis of threats and violence, in addition to trauma intervention techniques.

Spencer-Thomas is co-author of several violence prevention books and is coordinator for the Peer Education Network.

A complete schedule of talks follows. All presentations take place in the Lory Student Center Theatre at Colorado State.

  • 8:30-9 a.m. – Registration and refreshments.
  • 9-11 a.m. – Violence 101: Understanding the Basics, Recent Trends.
  • 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. – Prevention efforts, Responding During and After a Riot.
  • 1-2 p.m. – Lunch in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.
  • 2-4:30 p.m. – Red Flags for Impending Violence, Violence Interruption, Response, Neutralization and Aftermath.

The workshop is sponsored by the Drug and Alcohol Task Force in the Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University.