SIGMA’s Modzeleski to Moderate Congressional Briefing

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SIGMA Senior Consultant Bill Modzeleski, Former Associate Assist. Deputy Secy, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, US Dept of Education, will moderate a Congressional Briefing on November 29, 12:15p-3:00p. The Congressional Briefing, sponsored by Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman, will focus on combating the opioid crisis and will feature panelists Justin Herdman,… Read more »

Dr. Jeff Pollard Honored with Award

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Jeff Pollard, Senior Consulting Psychologist, Sigma Threat Management Associates, Chris Flynn, Cook Counseling Center Director, VA Tech and (not pictured) Greg Eells, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, Cornell University. accept the 2016 Award for Excellence in Counseling Center Scholarship from the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) in Tampa, FL for their article:… Read more »

FREE Webinar Recordings Provide Overview of Threat Assessment in Different Sectors

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Click here to access SIGMA’s free webinars: SIGMA offers occasional webinars on various topics in behavioral threat assessment, threat management, and violence prevention.  We have made several of our webinar recordings now available free of charge, to provide an overview of threat assessment in different sectors.  Each webinar runs 60-90 minutes.  Please click here to… Read more »

New Emergency Planning Guide for Health Care Facilities

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Gene Deisinger The Federal government has released its emergency planning guide for health care facilities. http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/Documents/active-shooter-planning-eop2014.pdf The document was developed with assistance from ASPR’s Divisions of Health System Policy and Tactical Programs,  the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council.  This document shows how… Read more »

Free Threat Assessment Training in Chicago

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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) are sponsoring a Behavioral Threat Assessment Summit with free day-long threat assessment training in the Chicago area on November 5, 2014. All courses are taught by national experts in threat assessment. Registration is open – click on the links below to register:… Read more »

FBI releases Jared Lee Loughner files

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By Rich Wilson The media framing of the file information may be misleading – research in this area speaks to multiple targets and diffusion during the planning stages. It could well be that there were other attacks/targets/weapons of choice in the mix but this is the one he chose to mount. Especially given the final… Read more »

Round Table on Campus Sexual Assault

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  By Rich Wilson Below is a link to a recent round table discussion on campus sexual assault.  The discussion was held by Sen. Claire McCaskill, who offers interesting insights from her perspective as a former prosecutor.  The round table offered a well-informed discussion of legislation being considered to clarify, define, and help streamline Campus… Read more »

Background Checks are Insufficient Security

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 The Pentagon has released it’s review of the Navy Yard shooting carried out by Aaron Alexis. They identified several opportunities for intervention with Alexis as well as gaps in their overall system. Threat assessment teams or threat management units are the best process for identifying and managing insider threats and other threatening behavior not identified… Read more »

Two Upcoming Conferences – Reintegrating Employees into the Workplace and Emerging Trends in School Safety

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Presenter:     Jeff Nolan and Rich Wilson Date:              April, 10, 2014 Location:       Atlanta, GA Conference:  BLR Safety Summit – Best Practices and OSHA Compliance in 2014 Topic:            Threat Assessment and Reintegrating “Scary” Employees into the Workplace –        … Read more »

SIGMA Managing Partner appointed to Jed Foundation Advisory Board

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SIGMA Managing Partner, Dr. Gene Deisinger, was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for the Jed Foundation. The Jed Foundation is a leader in supporting and enhancing the emotional health of college students across the country.  Dr. Deisinger has collaborated with the Foundation on several projects including “Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams” (www.hemha.org/campus_teams_guide-1.jpg) For… Read more »