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Student Threat Assessment

Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention

A new study from the International Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention looks at how one of the protocols, which is known as a student threat assessment, affects the students who are being assessed.  [The assessment] can really torpedo a student’s education," said lead study author Nancy Rappaport, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  "The study helped us understand how much stigma and shame is associated for students and families when they do have these safety assessments," Rappaport said, adding, "Often it's incredibly terrifying for families. They feel under siege when the school is alarmed."

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