A CASE FOR CASE MANAGEMENT

June 2019 — Case management, at its very core, is about helping students to overcome the obstacles they encounter in their lives. This is central to the educational mission of most institutions of higher education, which seek to retain students and provide them with an environment conducive to academic success.

TNG Names Brian Van Brunt Ed.D. as Partner

Apr. 15, 2019— The NCHERM Group (TNG; www.tngconsulting.com) takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. as a Partner, effective April 15, 2019.

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AS GUN VIOLENCE CONTINUES, COLLEGES SHARPEN CAMPUS SAFETY MESSAGE 

Nov. 20, 2018 — A new safety video from Northwestern puts a twist on a familiar format as colleges take big steps to increase awareness and prevention.

COORDINATE TO CURB STUDENT VIOLENCE

Oct. 2018 — One major challenge to many approaches to reducing school violence is the silo effect, in which information compartmentalized within separate departments prevents a school from adopting a wider, more expansive view of data collection, analysis, and interventions. 

WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH BIT TO ASSIST STUDENT-VETERANS 

Oct. 2018 — When you work with student-veterans as a disability services provider, you probably collaborate with other offices and groups on and off campus. The Veterans Affairs Administration and your institution’s veteran support office are a few good resources.

ADDRESSING DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM

Sept. 2018 — "Shut the HELL UP!"

Aiden spins in his chair and turns back to the front of the classroom. His fists are clenched tight and pressed against the wood of his desk. His face reddening, he looks down as the students behind him snicker and whisper.

KING5 NEWS: SOME WA DISTRICTS NOT EQUIPPED TO EVALUATE SCHOOL THREATS WELL, EXPERTS SAY

Mar. 6, 2018 — A good threat assessment plan could be the recipe for stopping the next school shooter. But if Washington school districts have a poor plan in place or no process at all, the state doesn't have a clue.

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WFAA: INTERVENTION TEAMS COULD BE CRITICAL TO STOPPING SCHOOL VIOLENCE

Aug. 7, 2018 — There were red flags before several of the shootings, but whether anyone was responsible for tracking those flags is a real question.

ASSOCIATIONS NOW: ASSOCIATION HELPS SCHOOLS SEE WARNING SIGNS FOR GUN VIOLENCE

Feb. 26, 2018 — For more than a decade, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association has partnered with K-12 schools and colleges worldwide to help prevent tragedies like the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT: NORFOLK 7TH GRADER CHARGED WITH THREATENING SCHOOL SHOOTING, POLICE INVESTIGATE SIMILAR INCIDENTS IN AREA

Feb. 19, 2018 — Norfolk police arrested a seventh-grader at Lake Taylor Middle School on Monday, charging him with threatening to shoot students at the school. It was one of a string of such threats around the region. 

NPR: INTERVENING EARLY TO STOP KILLERS

Feb. 16, 2018 — Preventing school site mass killings requires early intervention. David Greene talks with Brian Van Brunt, the executive director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association.

ATLANTA-JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: LOCAL SCHOOLS TRACK TROUBLE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Feb. 15, 2018 — School shootings have become common occurrences in the U.S. Schools in metro Atlanta now have emergency plans, lock-and-barricade drills for students and teachers and metal detectors; police departments conduct live shooter training in schools, and schools are being proactive in looking for clues to troubled students.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: HOW CAN COLLEGES HEAD OFF HOMEGROWN EXTREMISM?

Dec. 4, 2017 — Higher education is not immune to episodes of extremist-fueled violence. Such attacks have taken place at campuses like Ohio State University, Umpqua Community College, and elsewhere.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: CAMPUS FEARS DRIVE BOOM IN THREAT-ASSESSMENT TEAMS

Oct. 18, 2017 — Every other week, a group of administrators and staff members at Santa Monica College blocks off three hours to discuss students who have caused concern or raised suspicions on the community-college campus. 

INSIDE HIGHER ED: A SOUND PREVENTION BASE FOR ADDRESSING CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Aug. 4, 2017 — While institutions must investigate and respond to sexual assaults in an efficient and consistent way, we would do well to focus more time and energy on prevention and education, write Brian Van Brunt and Amy Murphy.

TECHNICIAN: COMBATTING COLLEGE BULLYING

Oct. 16, 2016 — Everyone has dealt with a bully at some point in their life, whether it be in person or online. According to the website, Do Something, over 3.2 million students are bullied each year, while 17 percent of all students claim to have been bullied two to three times or more a month. 

PR NEWSWIRE: NABITA APPOINTS RENOWNED CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nov. 2, 2015 — NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, announces the appointment of its new executive director, Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. 

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: SCHOOLS USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO WATCH FOR THREATS OF VIOLENCE

Oct. 9, 2015 — In an age when school-related shootings are not unsual, Georgia colleges and school systems are preparing for the worst.

NPR: AWASH IN SOCIAL MEDIA, COPS STILL NEED THE PUBLIC TO DETECT THREATS

Feb. 23, 2015 — On Valentine's Day weekend, Jonathan Hutson found himself exchanging tweets with somebody unpleasant: a Holocaust-denying anti-Semite, by the look of things. Then Hutson looked up the person's earlier tweets. This guy was tweeting about shooting up a school. He said that he wanted to execute 30-plus grade-school kids.

YOUR TEEN: TALKING SAFETY WITH TEENAGERS

Jan. 2015 — Brian explains how parents can help their children by talking to them about protecting how to protect themselves in dangerous situations, as well as about avoiding such situations to begin with.

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August 2019 — Five of Dr. Van Brunt's books are available for sale at www.routledge.com. See the attached flyer for details.

A CASE FOR CASE MANAGEMENT

June 2019 — Case management, at its very core, is about helping students to overcome the obstacles they encounter in their lives. This is central to the educational mission of most institutions of higher education, which seek to retain students and provide them with an environment conducive to academic success.

TNG Names Brian Van Brunt Ed.D. as Partner

Apr. 15, 2019— The NCHERM Group (TNG; www.tngconsulting.com) takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. as a Partner, effective April 15, 2019.

Cover Image from Education Dive Story

AS GUN VIOLENCE CONTINUES, COLLEGES SHARPEN CAMPUS SAFETY MESSAGE 

Nov. 20, 2018 — A new safety video from Northwestern puts a twist on a familiar format as colleges take big steps to increase awareness and prevention.

COORDINATE TO CURB STUDENT VIOLENCE

Oct. 2018 — One major challenge to many approaches to reducing school violence is the silo effect, in which information compartmentalized within separate departments prevents a school from adopting a wider, more expansive view of data collection, analysis, and interventions. 

WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH BIT TO ASSIST STUDENT-VETERANS 

Oct. 2018 — When you work with student-veterans as a disability services provider, you probably collaborate with other offices and groups on and off campus. The Veterans Affairs Administration and your institution’s veteran support office are a few good resources.

ADDRESSING DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM

Sept. 2018 — "Shut the HELL UP!"

Aiden spins in his chair and turns back to the front of the classroom. His fists are clenched tight and pressed against the wood of his desk. His face reddening, he looks down as the students behind him snicker and whisper.

KING5 NEWS: SOME WA DISTRICTS NOT EQUIPPED TO EVALUATE SCHOOL THREATS WELL, EXPERTS SAY

Mar. 6, 2018 — A good threat assessment plan could be the recipe for stopping the next school shooter. But if Washington school districts have a poor plan in place or no process at all, the state doesn't have a clue.

Screen Shot 2018-08-09 at 3.44.25 PM.png

WFAA: INTERVENTION TEAMS COULD BE CRITICAL TO STOPPING SCHOOL VIOLENCE

Aug. 7, 2018 — There were red flags before several of the shootings, but whether anyone was responsible for tracking those flags is a real question.

ASSOCIATIONS NOW: ASSOCIATION HELPS SCHOOLS SEE WARNING SIGNS FOR GUN VIOLENCE

Feb. 26, 2018 — For more than a decade, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association has partnered with K-12 schools and colleges worldwide to help prevent tragedies like the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT: NORFOLK 7TH GRADER CHARGED WITH THREATENING SCHOOL SHOOTING, POLICE INVESTIGATE SIMILAR INCIDENTS IN AREA

Feb. 19, 2018 — Norfolk police arrested a seventh-grader at Lake Taylor Middle School on Monday, charging him with threatening to shoot students at the school. It was one of a string of such threats around the region. 

NPR: INTERVENING EARLY TO STOP KILLERS

Feb. 16, 2018 — Preventing school site mass killings requires early intervention. David Greene talks with Brian Van Brunt, the executive director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association.

ATLANTA-JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: LOCAL SCHOOLS TRACK TROUBLE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Feb. 15, 2018 — School shootings have become common occurrences in the U.S. Schools in metro Atlanta now have emergency plans, lock-and-barricade drills for students and teachers and metal detectors; police departments conduct live shooter training in schools, and schools are being proactive in looking for clues to troubled students.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: HOW CAN COLLEGES HEAD OFF HOMEGROWN EXTREMISM?

Dec. 4, 2017 — Higher education is not immune to episodes of extremist-fueled violence. Such attacks have taken place at campuses like Ohio State University, Umpqua Community College, and elsewhere.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: CAMPUS FEARS DRIVE BOOM IN THREAT-ASSESSMENT TEAMS

Oct. 18, 2017 — Every other week, a group of administrators and staff members at Santa Monica College blocks off three hours to discuss students who have caused concern or raised suspicions on the community-college campus. 

INSIDE HIGHER ED: A SOUND PREVENTION BASE FOR ADDRESSING CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Aug. 4, 2017 — While institutions must investigate and respond to sexual assaults in an efficient and consistent way, we would do well to focus more time and energy on prevention and education, write Brian Van Brunt and Amy Murphy.

TECHNICIAN: COMBATTING COLLEGE BULLYING

Oct. 16, 2016 — Everyone has dealt with a bully at some point in their life, whether it be in person or online. According to the website, Do Something, over 3.2 million students are bullied each year, while 17 percent of all students claim to have been bullied two to three times or more a month. 

PR NEWSWIRE: NABITA APPOINTS RENOWNED CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nov. 2, 2015 — NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, announces the appointment of its new executive director, Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. 

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: SCHOOLS USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO WATCH FOR THREATS OF VIOLENCE

Oct. 9, 2015 — In an age when school-related shootings are not unsual, Georgia colleges and school systems are preparing for the worst.

NPR: AWASH IN SOCIAL MEDIA, COPS STILL NEED THE PUBLIC TO DETECT THREATS

Feb. 23, 2015 — On Valentine's Day weekend, Jonathan Hutson found himself exchanging tweets with somebody unpleasant: a Holocaust-denying anti-Semite, by the look of things. Then Hutson looked up the person's earlier tweets. This guy was tweeting about shooting up a school. He said that he wanted to execute 30-plus grade-school kids.

YOUR TEEN: TALKING SAFETY WITH TEENAGERS

Jan. 2015 — Brian explains how parents can help their children by talking to them about protecting how to protect themselves in dangerous situations, as well as about avoiding such situations to begin with.

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