September 20, 2018

On September 20, 2018, Dr. Brian Van Brunt from the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) will conduct a one-day Threat Assessment Training Course at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. September is Campus Safety Security Month.

Dr. Brian Van Brunt will provide and train attendees with the NaBITA Threat Assessment tool. The tool allows campuses to accurately assess the potential for harm to self, harm to others, and harm to facilities/operations/reputation. This invaluable support tool is used by campus administrators, staff, and threat assessment teams at hundreds of campuses.

In this training participants will:

  • Learn how to use the threat assessment tool, including
    • Four measures of mental health related risk
    • Five generalized risk measures
    • Nine measures for aggression
  • Review 2014 updates to the tool, including
    • Discuss how changes impact utilization of the tool
    • How changes were debated and determined

In the full day session of this training, participants will:

  • Work through a set of case studies to assess the risks of each scenario
  • Strategically deploy intervention tools to address those risks

The full day session of this training will also emphasize practical skills, accurate risk assessment, and address tough issues such as

  • Parental notification
  • Counselor confidentiality
  • Involuntary commitment

Availability is limited. The cost of training is $250.00 per person and includes lunch and light refreshments during breaks. Attendees are responsible for parking costs. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the training is from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. including lunch and breaks.


For questions regarding this event contact Jacqueline Conforti Barnett at jbarnett@HarrisburgU.edu