Report: Behavioral Threat Assessment in Schools: Evidence, Fit, and Appropriateness

This report (PDF, 40 pages) explores the intersection of behavioral threat assessment (BTA) and youth mental health. This report aims to: 

  1. Describe the problem of school violence and how BTA became a widely implemented school violence prevention strategy 

  1. Report on the current state of BTA implementation and its effectiveness 

  1. Discuss considerations for the fit and appropriateness of using BTA in schools 

  1. Offer recommendations for schools, policymakers, funders, researchers, and SAMHSA on addressing BTA use in schools 

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