Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gavin de Becker's MOSAIC Threat Assessment Tool Now Available Online

The Oprah Winfrey Show episode featuring Teri Jendusa Nicolai will air Thursday 04/15.

Jendusa Nicolai survived an attack on her life several years ago. In January 2004 her ex-husband beat her, stuffed her in a trash can, and drove her to Illinois, where he left her to die in a freezing storage unit. She was rescued shortly before she would have died, after Racine County Sheriff's Department investigators put together information that led local police to the storage unit where she had been left.

.Also featured will be Gavin de Becker, author of Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
who has just onveiled the online version of his MOSAIC Threat Assessments, a valuable tool for advocates and victims alike.

From the website
"What is MOSAIC?

MOSAIC is a computer-assisted method for conducting comprehensive assessments - in the same way that diagnosis is a method used by a doctor. An effective medical diagnosis results when a doctor knows which questions to ask, knows which tests will produce the most accurate answers, and then knows how to draw relevant conclusions from all the answers combined together.

Similarly, assessing whether a situation has the combination of factors that are associated with escalated risk and danger requires that you know what questions to ask, and then know how to consider all your answers in a way that enhances insight. The MOSAIC method works by breaking a situation down factor-by-factor, like pieces of a puzzle, and then seeing what picture emerges when you put them together.

MOSAIC helps the assessor weigh the present situation in light of expert opinion and research, and instantly compare the present situation to past cases where the outcomes are known"

1 comment:

  1. This will be of great helpad may help all of us who Love Mel.. She has been afraid of her ex husband for a long time It is my prayer that this will help to answer all of ours


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