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The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) Committee is excited to announce that our annual conference will be held at Disneyland, Hong Kong from 25 - 27 February 2019.

Our conference theme this year is “Online threats, offline lives: Reality and Practice of Online Threat Management”. This is a highly relevant theme to today’s society and reflects current advancements in the use of technology and social media in assessing and managing global, local, and individual-level threats.

We invite all mental health, law enforcement, security, workplace health and safety, and other professionals tasked with the prevention and response of behavioural risks to join us in this learning and networking opportunity.
Wednesday, February 27 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Assessment and management of online threats by youth and adolescents: A multi-agency initiative

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An adverse outcome of increasing access to the internet has been its use to threaten and harm individuals and groups. This has also lead to a situation where a number of young people are bullied on an ongoing basis even when they have left the confines of the school. On the other hand, some young people use the internet and social media as a tool to express their anger and grievance towards individuals and institutions. The Child & Youth Forensic Outreach Services in Brisbane have been working jointly with a host of law enforcement, educational, mental health and probation services to facilitate assessment and management of young people who have used the media to make threats.

Speakers
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Vinesh Gupta

Staff Specialist, CHQ, Queensland Health
Dr Vinesh Gupta is a dually trained psychiatrist in Child and adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr Scott Harden is the medical director for Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry services for Child Health Queensland.
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Scott Harden

Staff Specialist, CHQ, Queensland Health
Dr Scott Harden is the medical director for Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry services for Child Health Queensland.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Sleeping Beauty Ballroom, Conference Centre, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel