3 Hours | 3 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on SARA/B-SAFER Overview is presented by P. Randall Kropp, Ph.D., in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services. 

This program focuses on Assessing and Managing Risk for Intimate Partner Violence using the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA) and the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER). During this program, Dr. Kropp discusses violence against current or former intimate partners, one of the most common and dangerous forms of violence, and essential concepts relevant to conducting violence risk assessment and management in the context of IPV. In addition, Dr. Kropp reviews the SARA Version 2 items and administration and reviews the SARA Version 3 (released in 2015) and the B-SAFER.

SARA – The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA) is a set of comprehensive, structured professional judgment (SPJ) guidelines for assessing and managing intimate partner violence (IPV) risk. Research has demonstrated the validity of the SARA (Kropp & Hart, 2000). In addition, the manual has been translated into at least ten languages and is being used in at least 15 countries worldwide (Kropp & Gibas, 2010).

B-SAFER – The Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER), based on the SARA, is also a set of comprehensive, SPJ guidelines for assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence but was designed for use by police and other justice agencies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts for assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence

  • Describe how to rate the risk factors on the SARA and the B-SAFER

  • Describe Version 3 of the SARA

Presented By

P. Randall Kropp, PhD

Dr. Randall Kropp is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in the assessment and management of violent offenders. He works as a threat assessment specialist for Protect International Inc., is a psychologist with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, and is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University.
  • Intended Audience

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

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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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