RISC-TEAM: Risk Information, Support, and Communication –
Toward Effective Assessment and Management
The purpose of the RISC-TEAM special interest group (SIG) is to promote interest, understanding, best practice and support in all aspects of violence risk assessment and management. The RISC-TEAM aims to be a resource for all disciplines involved in such activities: lawyers and administrators, as well as psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other involved professionals. It aims to be an international resource on violence risk assessment and management.
The mission of the group is to reflect the interests of the diverse professional membership of the IAFMHS. The combined knowledge and experience of the RISC-TEAM will be available to its membership as a resource on matters related to risk assessment and management, specifically relating to clinical practice, research, education, and policy and administration. The RISC-TEAM will create opportunities for collaboration across institutions and jurisdictions in the conduct of research and training, and will be a source of information for the IAFMHS membership on issues pertaining to risk assessment and management in forensic mental health settings.
The RISC-TEAM will offer standards and guidelines for good practice in key tasks of risk assessment and management in forensic mental health settings.
We invite all interested professionals, students and trainees to join the group, which meets annually at the IAFMHS meeting.
Terms of Reference for the RISC-Team
The following terms of reference are proposed for the membership of the RISC-Team. Terms of reference will always be open to amendment in order that the RISC-Team reflects the interests and aspirations of its membership.
Stephanie Penney, Ph.D. (Stephanie.Penney@camh.ca)
Organization – by Topic
Meet the RISC-Team at the
Date: June 21, 2023
Time: 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Cockle Bay Room, ICC Sydney