Prairie View, Inc. will host the 2016 Prairie View Education Symposium beginning 8 a.m. Oct. 28.

Prairie View, Inc. will host the 2016 Prairie View Education Symposium beginning 8 a.m. Oct. 28. This year’s topic is Threat Assessment: Understanding the psychology of targeted violence and implementing plans to prevent violent attacks.

At the end of the symposium, attendees will be able to define targeted violence, understand various mental illness diagnoses commonly found in past cases, and apply behavioral-based contemporary threat assessment concepts to conduct threat assessment investigations and design a threat management plan.

Russell Palarea, Ph.D., the speaker for this symposium, is the Founder and President of Operational Psychology Services, LLC. Through his company, Dr. Palarea provides investigative consultation, operational training, and program development on threat assessment, counterterrorism, and insider threat to Fortune 500 companies, federal, state and local law enforcement, government agencies, global security firms, and college/university threat assessment teams.

Mental health professionals, school administrators and staff members, teachers, law enforcement and emergency management personnel, public safety personnel, venue managers, risk managers, human resources, legal personnel, and anyone else interested in learning more about contemporary threat assessment are welcome to attend.

Six hours of continuing education credit for this symposium is offered by Prairie View, and approved by the American Psychological Association for psychologists, by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for social workers, and the Kansas State Board of Nursing for nurses. Certificates of attendance showing clock hours attended will be provided for all other participants.

Online pre-registration is encouraged. Cost of attendance is $120 per person before Oct. 1, and $149 per person on or after Oct. 1. Student discounts apply.

Participants may register online or download a printable form to register by mail at

For more information on the Prairie View Education Symposium visit or contact Misty Serene at or 316-284 6385.