Threat Assessment 101: A Step-By-Step Process For Evaluating Violence Risk On Campus

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Join Dr. Van Brunt as he walks you through the step-by-step process of assessing the violence risk in three different cases that have occurred on college campuses. This basic program is particularly useful for newer Threat Assessment and Behavior Intervention Teams, student conduct offices and counseling centers relatively new to the violence risk and threat assessment process.

Using a combination of the NaBITA risk rubric along with the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SVIRA-35), Dr. Van Brunt will walk participants through the three-phase process including data gathering, applying the risk rubric and intervention to help better those tasked with assessing threat and violence on a college campus.

This unique training program will allow participants to read through the case study for themselves before participating in the discussion and consider how their team, law enforcement, student conduct or counseling center might handle the case. By coming prepared to the online training session, your campus may then follow the case and see how Dr. Van Brunt would walk through the examples using NaBITAs research-based objective tools.

Case Sample Narratives

Narrative 1

Qi gets into an argument with another student in her drawing class. Qi asked another student to move so she would be better able to see the model they have to draw for the class. The other student refuses to move and says, I got here early to get a good seat. Maybe you should have thought of that before now. Qi becomes upset with the thought that she will not be able to complete the assignment well (her parents have high expectations for her grades and scholarship in school), and she begins to yell at the other student to move. The other student yells back and the professor finally steps in and tells Qi to sit down somewhere else. After class, Qi goes back to her dorm and tweets, Im going to get a gun and shoot that girl in my class and then dance around in her blood. One of her friends reports the Twitter post to her RA and the RA shares this with the RD. The case is forwarded to the BIT. Campus police are dispatched to her residence hall, and she is required to meet with student conduct and to complete a threat assessment with the counseling center.

Narrative 2

A student on your campus named John begins to seek funding to make a movie about a hypothetical rampage school shooter at your campus. He includes references to the Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, and Tucson shootings. He has an altered picture of the Aurora shooter on the flyer which he and some friends put up around campus.

Narrative 3

Dave frequently gets into arguments with his internship coordinator, Professor Harper, in the nursing program. He feels as if they are out to get him because he is a man and not just another woman in the program. The arguments came to a head when his internship coordinator accuses him of falsifying his hours during his hospital shift. He explodes at her and yells, All you care about are these stupid f#^@ing forms. You dont know what it's like to care for someone in a real emergency. Maybe Ill show you what a gunshot wound looks like. The internship coordinator then said, Did you just threaten me? Dave looked at her with disgust and mumbled under his breath while walking out of her office, God damn b&*#@. Dave carries deep grudges and doesn’t let past slights go.

 

  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Campus Safety & Law Enforcement
  • Dean Of Students & Student Code of Conduct Officers
  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Members
  • Threat Assessment Team (TAT) Members
  • Mental Health & Counseling Staff
  • Any educator interested in risk assessment & campus safety
Dr. Brian Van Brunt, past president of the American College Counseling Association, is Senior Vice President for Professional Development Programs at the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM, www.ncherm.org). He is the president of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA, www.nabita.org) and the managing editor for Student Affairs eNews (SAeN, www.studentaffairsenews.com). Over the past fifteen years, Brian has taught counseling theory, ethics, program evaluation, statistics and sociology topics at both public and private schools for both graduate and undergraduate students at five different colleges and universities. Brian has served as the Director of Counseling and Testing Center at New England College and Western Kentucky University. He is the author of several books including: Harm to Others: The Assessment and Treatment of Dangerousness, Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches in Prevention and A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom. Brian is an expert on mental health and campus violence and has been interviewed by the New York Times, National Public Radio, LA Times, USA Today and has appeared on Headline News and Anderson Cooper 360.
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