Mental health needs have increased tremendously over the past year, along with suicidal ideations. This webinar will discuss strategies for prevention, assessment, and intervention during times of remote and hybrid learning.


Marisa Randazzo, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC

Dr. Randazzo is CEO and founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC.  She is recognized internationally as an expert on threat assessment and threat management, school shootings, other targeted violence, and protective intelligence investigations. She also serves as director of threat assessment for Georgetown University.

Previously, Dr. Randazzo served for ten years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as the agency’s chief research psychologist. She is an accomplished presenter on threat assessment investigations, having trained more than 15,000 professionals in law enforcement, management, administration, mental health and the intelligence community throughout the United States, Canada and the European Union. Her work is used throughout federal, state and local law enforcement communities and has been credited with preventing planned attacks. She is co-author of two leading books: “The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams” (2008) and “Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project” (2009).

Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC, Associate Professor, Winthrop University

Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC is an Associate Professor at Winthrop University. She is the Past-President of the National Association of School Psychologists (2016-17), a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed clinical mental health counselor, and licensed special education teacher. She has over 19-years’ experience working in public schools, a private school, and day and residential treatment programs. Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum and travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in crisis prevention and intervention, threat and suicide assessment, trauma and PTSD, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. She is a senior consultant with Sigma Threat Management Associates and also an advisor for Safe and Sound Schools, an organization founded by two parents who lost their children in the Sandy Hook tragedy. She has co-authored multiple books and publications focusing on school safety and trauma.