J. Kevin Cameron, M.Sc., R.S.W., is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. In concert with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Behavioural Sciences Unit, he developed Canada's first comprehensive, multidisciplinary threat assessment training program and currently serves on the Canadian Threat Assessment Training Board. He also trains crisis response teams nationally and internationally and consults with schools and communities impacted by trauma.

Eight days after the tragic school shooting at Columbine High School, a fourteen-year-old boy entered a school in Taber, Alberta with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and opened fire in Canada's first, high-profile school shooting. Kevin led the crisis response during that incident, and shortly thereafter was seconded by the Alberta Government to a 13-month initiative where he studied traumatic aftermath from a "human systems approach." Through consultation with several American sites that had experienced school shootings, and other trauma sites throughout North America, Kevin developed the Traumatic Event Systems (TES) Model.

In March 2001, Kevin was invited to Washington, D.C. by the United States Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education, where he presented parts of the TES Model and opened international collaborative relations for the development of threat assessment protocols and related training.

Kevin was recently invited to Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. State Department and the OECD, to participate with members of the United States Secret Service and leaders from the September 11th New York City crisis response efforts, in an "International Meeting on Helping Schools Prepare for and Respond to Terrorist Attacks."

He has years of clinical experience, including working in the Child Welfare and Young Offender systems in Canada, providing high-risk assessment and intervention with children, youth and families. He is also Adjunct Faculty with Loma Linda University (Canadian Campus) where he teaches "Crisis Intervention Counselling" in the graduate program.

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