Risk and needs assessment and management

Project: Research project

Project Details


Risk and needs assessment and management Risk and needs assessment and management The McCain Institute for International Leadership was created in 2012 and sits organizationally within Arizona State University (ASU). The McCain Institute is an agile, action-oriented organization with a proven track record of producing impactful programming to address particularly challenging national and international problems. The McCain Institutes Preventing Targeted Violence (PTV) program fills important gaps in our capability as a nation to prevent hate-based violence through programming which fosters innovative solutions, connects practitioners, and facilitates knowledge sharing. The PTV team runs the Prevention Practitioners Network (PPN), a DHS-funded, national network of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to addressing targeted and hate-based violence, and its impacts, within the United States. The McCain Institute will provide support to Boston Childrens Hospital (BCH) on the project by developing, operating, and facilitating the Learning Community consultation calls through the following activities: 1) identifying subject matter experts to inform tool development; 2) identifying and convening prospective practitioners to participate in training and consultative efforts; 3) tracking practitioner participation and documenting themes of consultation; and 4) disseminating project resources to key stakeholders; and 5) supporting sustainability of programming beyond this grant. Ms. Brette Steele, Senior Director for PTV, will lead this project for the McCain Institute. Prior to her work at the McCain Institute, Ms. Steele served as Regional Director of the DHS Office of Terrorism Prevention Partnerships, established and served as Deputy Director for the U.S. Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, and coordinated all terrorism prevention initiatives across the U.S. Department of Justice. With over 15 years of extensive experience working in the prevention and intervention space in federal government and non-profits, Ms. Steeles subject matter expertise and strong relationships with practitioners around the country will play a pivotal role in creating a diverse, interdisciplinary team for LC consultation calls, disseminating project resources to key stakeholders, and formulating key strategies for project sustainability. Ms. Addie Fairley, PTV Program Coordinator, will manage the implementation of this project on behalf of the McCain Institute. In her role as Program Coordinator, Ms. Fairley oversees the development, implementation, and expansion of the PPN. Her skills in marketing, event coordination, business development, and sustainability will play a critical role in both the short- and long-term success of this BCH project. In Year 1 of this project with BCH, the McCain Institute will leverage relationships across the prevention and intervention fields to identify and survey practitioners and agencies to participate in Learning Community (LC) consultation calls. The McCain Institute will also leverage the PPN to identify subject matter experts to assist BCH in tool development. In Year 2, the McCain Institute will host and convene the 90-minute LC consultation calls, which be held monthly for nine consecutive months. Ms. Steele will help facilitate the calls while Ms. Fairley tracks practitioner participation and documents themes of consultation. Leveraging the PPN, the McCain Institute will support and augment BCHs dissemination of best practices for risk management by sharing lessons learned from the LC calls to mental health practitioners who service youth and adults at-risk of TVT. The McCain Institute will also disseminate project resources to key stakeholders across the prevention and intervention fields and work with Dr. Cardeli and the BCH team to support sustainability of programming beyond the reach of this grant.
Effective start/end date10/1/219/30/23


  • US Department of Homeland Security (DHS): $24,235.00


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