Free Live Webinar Series

Welcome to the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR)’s, a brand of MHS Public Safety, free live webinar series! GIFR is the leading provider of high-quality online training for mental health, correctional, and law enforcement professionals. Each year, GIFR hosts free webinars offered by thought-leaders and partnering organizations including Sex Offender Civil Commitment Programs Network (SOCCPN).

The listed webinars are free, live, interactive, and open to anyone. Various webinars are also eligible for continuing education (CE) credit. Those that are eligible for CE credit will be indicated as so. Complete the sign-up form of the webinar you wish to attend by clicking on “Read More”.

Not able to attend the scheduled free webinar? All registrants will receive a free recording of the webinar as long as the respective registration form is submitted.

IMPORTANT: Attendees who are not current GIFR members must attend the free live webinar in its entirety in order to obtain CE credit. Recordings are not eligible for CE credit for non-members. Attendance will be monitored. To learn more about GIFR membership, visit

Title: Multi-disciplinary Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention: High-risk, High-need Adolescents

Date: July 27, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

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Description: Local communities are establishing and expanding multi-disciplinary threat assessment and management teams in response to increasing acts of mass violence, bias-motivated incidents, school shootings, and lone-actor terrorism. Many of these tragic incidents involve adolescents who display behaviors indicating an observable high-risk for violence and a high-need for psychological and social support. During the MHS Public Safety Webinar, Dr. Frank Straub (Director of the Center for Targeted Violence Prevention), Dr. Alyse Ley, D.O. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist), Courtney Tassin, M.A., LPC (Crisis Intervention Programs Manager for the City of Aurora) and Sammie Wicks, M.A. (Senior Program Manager at the National Police Foundation’s Center for Targeted Violence Prevention), will present two different but complementary multidisciplinary models of intervention. The Aurora Police Department established a Targeted Violence Prevention team staffed by behavioral health professionals and crisis intervention officers.