Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: Culture

Presented By Stephen D. Hart, PhD
Stephen D. Hart, PhD

1 hour | 1 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: Culture is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Culture influences violence in many ways. For example, there are substantial cross-cultural differences in the nature and prevalence of violence, in the presence and relevance of major risk factors for violence, and in social responses to violence. But what exactly is culture? How does it exert an influence on violence risk? And how should professionals assess a person’s culture and consider its potential significance in a given case?  In this program, Dr. Hart begins by reviewing critical research and theory on cross-cultural aspects of violence risk. He then turns to practice, discussing simple steps professionals can take to address cultural issues. The focus of this program is on enhancing general competence with respect to culture, developing an analytical framework that can—and should—be used in every case. This is essential not only to maximize the effectiveness of our work related to violence risk assessment and management but to do so in a way that fulfills our ethical and legal duties to respect the dignity and human rights of the people affected by the services we deliver.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the concept of culture

Describe major cross-cultural differences in violence

Describe theoretical perspectives on the role of culture in violence

Describe how to evaluate a person’s culture

Describe how to evaluate the potential relevance of a person’s culture to violence risk Assessment and management

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Presented By

Stephen D. Hart, PhD

Dr. Stephen D. Hart obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has been on faculty in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University since 1990, and has held the rank of Professor since 2001. He also served as a Visiting Professor in the Faculty...

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Program Partner

Protect International Risk and Safety Services

We are proud to partner with Protect International Risk and Safety Services for this training. Protect International's threat assessment professionals are internationally recognized experts that have developed some of the world's most widely used and best-validated threat assessment tools. Protect International provides services and products related to violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management. Protect International services and products include threat assessment training and support, case assessment and management, legal consultation, policy review and development, and program evaluation and research; along with threat assessment manuals, worksheets, licenses, and software applications for those tools.

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