NACTATR provides communities in North America a system that strives to anticipate the threat of violence by individuals against others or themselves, and to reduce the impact of trauma. NACTATR is solely focused on preventing violence and trauma in North America using training, tools and technology.
By using precise methodologies, processes, and human-assisted technology NACTATR puts multidisciplinary professionals and community leaders in control, aligning resources so that proactive
actions can be taken. By bringing together police, educational leaders, social workers, mental health experts, and others, worrisome behaviors in schools, workplaces, or organizations can be
identified and resolved. In the unfortunate situations where violence has occurred, NACTATR offers a comprehensive adaptive trauma response system that quickly restores stability and helps
identify systemic interventions to restore or maintain public trust.
NACTATR has a simple vision: To support agencies and professionals in every community to develop collaborative multidisciplinary teams focusing on early intervention, prevention, and aftermath strategies for crises, trauma, violence, and conflict.
NACTATR was established by J. Kevin Cameron in the aftermath of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton Colorado and a second school shooting eight days later in Alberta,
Canada. Mr. Cameron led the school-based crisis team in Canada and under Secondment with the Alberta Government in 1999 began to develop the VTRA and TES Models. In 2001 NACTATR was formally established.
Attacks on high schools in Littleton Colorado, and Taber, Alberta, Canada; Kevin Cameron leads the Taber Crisis Response Team in the school-based crisis response as well as the community and school division response to the initial impact of high profile violent trauma
Initial protocol for dealing with high-risk student behaviors developed and published in the Alberta government’s Premier’s Task Force Report on Children at Risk
Mr. Cameron member of the Jane’s Information Group school safety review panel for the "Jane’s School Safety Handbook" that was developed for school and related professionals in the United States
Mr. Cameron is invited to D.C. by the United States Department of Education, U.S. State Department, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Threat Assessment and TES trainings piloted
Mr. Cameron and his associates collaborate with professionals from Omagh, Northern Ireland in the aftermath of "Omagh Bomb" tragedy that killed 30 people
Initial group (Kevin Cameron, Dena Roberts (lead researcher: RCMP Behavioral Sciences Branch), Dr. Sybille Artz (University of Victoria) and Dr. William Pollack (Harvard University)) meets as the primary research team for a National Youth Homicide Research Project to be conducted in Canada
Mr. Cameron meets with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's National Youth Strategy Initiative
Ongoing VTRA training of the Los Angeles Unified School District and L.A. County Mental Health begins
With the help of Lethbridge College, VTRA training protocols expand to cover colleges and universities
Mr. Cameron partners in a comprehensive Youth Gang Prevention and Research Initiative with school leaders and a number of international experts in the field of violence prevention and youth gangs
Accepts invitation to serve as the lead external clinician in the new Surrey WRAP Program, Mr. Cameron joins the Anti-Youth Gang Project funded through the federal government's Youth Gang Prevention Fund
Prime Minister of Canada announces five-year extension to the highly successful Surrey WRAP youth gang program
Premier of British Columbia and the Minister of Education introduce the Province of British Columbia’s ERASE initiative which funds VTRA and now TES as Provincially sponsored trainings with J. Kevin Cameron of CCTATR/NACTATR as one of two lead “Subject Matter Experts” for crisis response and violence threat risk assessment.
After the Sandy Hook school shooting Mr. Cameron sits on NYC Panel: Center on Media, Crime and Justice Roundtable for Senior Editors hosted by the prestigious John Jay College
Gangs and Guns Keynote, Vancouver “Trauma-generated Pathology and Gang-related Behavior”
NACTATR introduces specialized training in "Criminal Radicalization"
VTRA introduced to the Northwest Territories
VTRA introduced to the Cree Nations of Northern Quebec
Mr. Cameron overseeing five-year plan in the largest urban VTRA training initiative in North America. The City of Toronto “FOCUS Tables” involving close to
one hundred different agencies, including the Toronto Police Service and others are taking the lead in applying the multiagency VTRA Model to also include violent extremism.
NACTATR opens U.S. office.
Threat Assessment, Crisis & Trauma Intervention Collaboration Software (TACTIC) system is officially released