With a Focus on Intervention Tools and Strategies to Stop Potential School Shooters

School Shooters: Averting a Tragedy

Presented by Susan Magestro, Criminologist and Interventionist
Magestro & Associates, LLC

Conference Dates:

Thursday, January 17, 2019
(8:00AM-5:00PM) Conference
(5:00PM-7:00PM) Hosted Collegial Social (Drinks & Appetizers)
Friday, January 18, 2019
(8:00-4:30) Conference

Registration Now Open!

Conference Fees: $350 until July 31, 2018 / $450 August 1-Janauary 16, 2019.
(VISA, MC, Checks Accepted)


Scottsdale Hilton Resort & Villas
6333 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Contact Susan Magestro at 907-529-7151 or email to register for professional conference. Discounted Hotel Rooms with Hilton offered for both the two- day conference and three- day weekend. Discounted Hotel Coded Provided to Participants Upon Registration

Conference Summary: School Shooters: Averting a Tragedy

Professionals will:

  • Become familiar with and identify the warning signs of potential violence in schools and learn varied strategies to take action to avert a tragedy.
  • Embark on the journey of exploration and learn how to change the trajectory of the domains of the youth’s life.
  • Learn how to navigate lack of reality base, bullying, threat assessment,trauma, emotional stunting, and leakage.
  • Obtain hands on tools to de-escalate anger, determine patterns of anger, how to build connectedness with isolated youth who are imploding.
  • Gain an understanding about how a school shooter plots, escalates, and carries out their plot.
  • Review diaries, plans, and strategies used by school shooters from Columbine to the present.
  • Exploration of trauma affecting students, staff and communities involved with a school shooting incident.

Conference intended for professionals only:

  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Administrators
  • School Resource Officers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Department
  • Social Workers
  • Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Judges
  • Therapists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Probation And Corrections Officers
  • Other Professionals Focused On High Risk Youth Behaviors


  • Susan Magestro, Criminologist
  • Frank DeAngelis, Principal Columbine at time of shooting
  • Lisa Hamp, Student at Virginia Tech at time of shooting
  • Dr. Pamela Gerloff
  • Professionals, Families & Youth directly impacted by school shootings

Susan Magestro is a criminologist, investigator, interventionist, international presenter, author, university instructor, educator, and consultant.

Her expertise includes:

  • school violence
  • families struggling with trauma & mental health
  • domestic violence (youth as abuser and parent victim)
  • cyber-bullying and social media
  • children of incarcerated parents
  • issues of severe anger

Susan began working on school shooting cases in 1997. She has taught programs for high risk, severely emotionally disturbed, and angry youth for over twenty years. Susan has been a keynote at national conferences, written and presented over ninety-one different professional conferences, graduate-classes, and trainings throughout the United States and internationally. She has written three books about Trauma, Victims of Bullying, and Children of Incarcerated Parents.

Little by little, until it adds up to something recognizable

– Susan Magestro

ASSISTING FRONT LINE PROFESSIONALS & FIRST RESPONDERS: Strategies to Address Youth and Adult Trauma Parts B & C

Conference Dates:

Friday, September 14, 2018 (PART B)
(5:00PM-9:00PM) Conference
Saturday, September 15, 2018  (PART B)
(8:00AM-5:00PM) Conference

Friday, September 21, 2018 (PART C)
(5:00PM-9:00PM) Conference
Saturday, September 22, 2018  (PART C)
(8:00AM-5:00PM) Conference

Registration Now Open!

Conference Fees: $175 registration for one class or $325 register for both classes (VISA, MC, Checks Accepted)

Registration information for each UAA 500 Level Credit will be distributed the first class. No pre-registration for 500 level credit. Cost for optional credit is $79

First Night Instructions will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the start of class. These instructions will include classroom number at UAA, along with materials and optional props to bring to class. If you do not receive these after registering, please reach out to Susan at least one week prior to the start of class.


University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA

Registration is now open for NEW Fall 2018 Class with Susan Magestro.
Call 907-529-7151 to register. Questions to

Assisting Front Line Professionals Part B

Strategies to Address Youth and Adult Trauma in School and Community Settings

Part B has a focus and strategy base to address the effects and impact of trauma on youth as a result of family, school, and community influences. Participants will walk away with a long list of activities and tools they can implement immediately.

Assisting Front Line Professionals Part C

Strategies to Address Youth and Adult Trauma in Home, School, and Community Settings

Part C focuses on strategies to address the effects and impact of trauma on youth and adults as a result of family, social media, and community influences. This Class extrapolates on those topics covered in Part B in more detail, as well as additional strategies and tools specific to social media.

Trainings can be taken without prior completion of Parts A and B, as each class has a different theme and focus. The trainings include analysis of case studies as it relates to trauma in both the school and home settings; as well as social media. These classes provide professionals with a mindset to support the most challenging students and families.

Classes are limited to 40 professionals and are interactive. These class will fill quickly, early registration is strongly encouraged.
(EACH training is 500 Level UAA, one credit. Take both classes, receive two credits)

Processing Fee $25 retained for cancellations prior to 60 days.

Fees not refundable within 60 days of conference