John Van Dreal, Director of safety and risk management for the Salem-Keizer Public Schools system in Salem, Ore. is one of the nations experts on behavior threat assessment and school safety. As an industry thought leader on school-safety and the multi-agency approach to behavioral threat assessment outlined in the Salem-Keizer model, Mr. Van Dreal brings significant expereince to this critical topic. John Van Dreal is best known for a system to evaluate threats of school violence, developed in the wake of the Columbine High School shooting. The Salem-Keizer model is used by hundreds of school districts in the U.S. and advocates for the key role both school districts and community agencies and resources play in addressing school safety.
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