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Behavioral Threat Assessment in Schools: Evidence, Fit, and Appropriateness
October 30, 2023 | NWI
School violence, including school-based gun violence, is a major public health issue that has negative consequences for students, families, schools, and communities. One approach that schools have adopted to address school violence is behavioral threat assessment (BTA). This report describes the current state of BTA implementation and its effectiveness, and provides recommendations for schools, policymakers, funders, and researchers on addressing BTA use in schools.