FIVE STEPS TO IDENTIFYING ADOLESCENT SCHOOL SHOOTERS

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Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Training Room
225 Backbone Road East
Princeton, IL
Instructor: Gail Sullivan - Over twenty five years of administrative experience in the area of at risk children and their interaction with the criminal justice system.  Executive administration of innovative residential programs. Designed training curriculum to meet State and Federal standards and practices for private and governmental programs. Ensured compliance to three separate accreditation bodies. Well-versed in policy development and quality assurance for clinical issues as they relate to criminal justice systems including law enforcement, probation and corrections. Current, nationwide consultant, developer and author regarding clinical issues in criminal justice.
  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100

This full day program has been designed with the purpose of addressing the five  issues that are present in the vast majority of school shootings. It addresses how to intervene in a meaningful manner with troubled adolescents. For many adolescents,  rebellious acts make perfect sense as a way to express freedom and pull away from the values society attempts to instill in them. To gain freedom in life, some  rebel against the authority figures in their lives. Not all adolescents become violent shooters. For some adolescents this normal rebellion is elevated into the criminal behavior. The issue of troubled adolescents is very complicated, involving all arenas of society. This program will identify five components that exist in the  majority of all adolescent shootings. The program will suggest how the community and law enforcement can identify and intervene. 

Course Description
 
The news has been full of the incidents of troubled adolescents and the destruction they cause. Finding a solution is complicated and involves many areas of society, particularly law enforcement. The five  areas that need to be addressed will be explored from a psychological standpoint and from a point of view that will effect law enforcement. The role of law enforcement is increasing in the issue of troubled adolescents. The entire complicated process will be explored as well as how all of the components interact with each other.
 
Course Goals 
The goal of this program is to increase awareness of interventions for troubled adolescents  that will assist the law enforcement professional.  In order to achieve this goal, focus will be specifically placed upon:

  • Discussion of five components of violent adolescent shooters
  • Myths and Facts regarding adolescent development
  • Review of the function of the human brain
  • Discussion of the adolescents brain and it’s limitations
  • Long/short term effects of prenatal drug exposure
  • Mental health issues for adolescents and parents
  • Techniques for addressing mental health issues of adolescents
  • Changing morals, mores and norms in society
  • Moral disengagement and mass violent behaviors
  • Effects of functional and dysfunctional families
  • Predicting  troubled and violent behavior in adolescents
  • Discussion of the relationship between adolescents and law enforcement
REGISTRATION ENDS DECEMBER 1
 
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, as well as Mandate Approval, has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.

Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted

 
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark
 
TRAINING MANDATES MET BY THIS TRAINING
  Civil Rights   Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
 X Cultural Competency  X Procedural Justice
 X Introductory Mental Health Awareness   Legal Updates
 X Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
 X Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training