Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment at UVA

The Office of Threat Assessment provides training on various threat assessment and management topics including warning behaviors, early intervention, and University Policy HRM-028. Since 2019 the Office of Threat Assessment has facilitated over 97 trainings for over 2500 attendees. Training requests can be made to the Office of Threat Assessment.

Active Attacker Prevention, Response, and Alerts

Run-Hide-Fight is a national model that has been adopted on Grounds and throughout the health system. You likely will never need to use these steps but thinking about what you would do in an active attacker situation could enhance your safety. A brief Department of Safety and Security training video discusses Run-Hide-Fight, the UVA Alerts notification process, and the importance of reporting warning behaviors that can precede a violent attack.

All academic and health system EMPLOYEES are encouraged to view the training video via Workday to earn credit for participation. STUDENTS are encouraged to view the training video here. For more information or to request in-person training, contact [email protected].

De-Escalation Training

In this interactive 50-minute course available on Workday, participants will learn basic communication and de-escalation strategies to manage aggressive behavior and avert conflict. Topics include Stages of Conflict, Verbal and Non-verbal Communication, and Emotional Confrontation.