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Free! The Sky is Falling: Preparing for Weather Emergencies

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | An all-hazard plan to critical incident response includes guidance and advice on how to be prepared before the sky falls. Join Dr. Van Brunt, Charlie Taylor, and Chris Usher as they share practical advice and guidance covering a range of extreme weather events. Drawing from FEMA and other government agency materials and research, this workshop will leave you ready to face the challenges of extreme weather events.



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Free! Assessing and Mitigating Threat on Social Media

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | This session will expand the discussion to threats that occur via social media. Dr. Van Brunt will draw from his article “Assessing Threat in Written Communications, Social Media, and Creative Writing” and book An Educator’s Guide to Assessing Threats in Student Writing: Social Media, Email, and other Narrative.



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Free! Jedi Mind Tricks: From Verbal Judo to Crucial Conversations

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | Part of any successful violence prevention program is the ability to engage in crisis de-escalation and conflict resolution. Join Christopher Usher, Dr. Van Brunt, and Robert Scholz as they share some insights from law enforcement and psychology into redirecting negative behavior and staying focused on the goal. Practical handouts and video examples will be offered throughout our discussion.



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Free! Physical Safety and Security in the Workplace

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | There are many approaches to physical security, including threat and vulnerability risk assessments (TVRA) and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) assessments. This presentation will review what to look for in these physical assessments, how often these should occur, what key elements should be covered, and how the physical assessment report should inform the workplace violence prevention plan.



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Free! Employee Training on Workplace Violence Prevention Plans

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | The success of any violence prevention plan relies on properly training employees on how to be an active part of violence prevention at their workplace. This includes situational awareness to be aware of potential risks before they occur, crisis-escalation and conflict resolution to better address heated arguments and conflicts, an all-hazard response to emergencies that offers training repsonding to both natural and man-made critical incidents.



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Free! Practical Safety Tips for Women on Campus

1:00 – 2:30 PM ET | DPrep’s Director of Safety, Bethany Smith, will host a panel discussion featuring Chief Sylvia Chapa, Dr. Tammy Hodo, Lindsay Harden, Dr. Poppy Fitch, and Nina Delgadillo to offer practical advice for women going to college for their first year and/or returning to campus. This free 90-minute virtual program will include a unique website hosting practical advice related to a wide range of women’s safety issues in the workplace and on college and university campuses. Some topics that will be covered in the live program and through supplemental videos and handouts include:



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Free! Specialized Interviewing Skills for Threat Assessment

1:00 – 2:00 PM | Join Drs. Van Brunt and Chris Taylor as they share practical advice and guidance on some advanced threat assessment topics such as deception detection, friend/foe signals, trauma-informed interviewing, questioning techniques, and the use of props, open-source social media, and third-party reports. Special populations, including incels and white supremacists, will be discussed. This session is open to all but will focus on advanced skills in threat assessment. Foundational knowledge in affective/targeted violence, transient and substantive threats, violence risk, and protective factors will be assumed and not reviewed.



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Free! Behavioral Intervention and Threat Teams in the Workplace

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | BIT/threat teams are central to any workplace violence prevention plan. These multidisciplinary teams (beyond HR and security) meet regularly to review potential concerns that occur and develop risk mitigation plans. We will share how these teams operate and discuss standards for workplace teams. A review of several case studies using our Pathways-HR expert system will help participants understand the utility of this approach.



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Free! Mental Illness and Violence in the Workplace

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | The news media projects the idea those with mental illness pose some of the biggest threats when it comes to violence. This simply is not true. Join us as we share some practical advice and guidance when it comes to understanding mental illness in the workplace from both psychological and law enforcement perspectives.



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Free! Understanding Insider and Outsider Threats

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | Those posing a threat may be an employee or supervisor in the workplace or someone from outside the workplace carrying out an attack at your location. We will offer examples of these types of violence and discuss what risk factors to watch  for. Checklists will be provided and we will review case examples using the Pathways-HR and DarkFox Violence Risk Assessment systems.



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Free! When Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence Comes to Work

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | Part of the workplace violence prevention plan includes attending to potential domestic and intimate partner violence that may come into the workplace. We will share with you some of this practical research in this space and stress the importance of early awareness, reporting. and developing a risk mitigation plan.




Advanced Interview Skills
Interviewing Context
Bias Mitigation
BIT Development Checklist
Accessing Mental Health Treatment
CASE Process
Creating Intervention Plans
Interviewing Rapport
Impression Management
CARE Team Talk
Interventions Checklist
Safety in the Title IX Environment
Types of Threat
Training Schedules
Hard Conversations book
Uprooting Sexual Violence
White Supremacist Violence
Brief BITs
An Educator's Guide to Assessing Threats in Student Writing
The Book on BIT
Understanding and Treating Incels
Best BITs
Ending Campus Violence
A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior
A Guide to Leadership and Management in Higher Education
A Staff Guide to Addressing Disruptive and  Dangerous Behavior on Campus
Harm to Others
The Prevention and Management of Mental Health Emergencies
International Handbook on Threat Assessment
Threat Assessment: A Risk Management Approach
Threat Assessment and Management Strategies
Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence

Your Instructors

Brian Van Brunt, EdD

Brian Van Brunt, EdD

Director of Behavior & Threat Management

Brian Van Brunt, EdD, is the Director of Behavior and Threat Management for D-Prep Safety. Author of over a dozen books, Brian has spent time as a child and family therapist, university professor, assistant deputy director of training at Secure Community Network, partner at TNG, and president of the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA). He is an internationally recognized expert in behavioral intervention, threat assessment, mental illness, crisis preparedness and response, and instructional design. Brian has provided consulting services to schools, colleges, and universities across the country and abroad on a wide variety of topics related to student mental health, counseling, campus violence, and behavioral intervention.
Chris Taylor, PhD

Chris Taylor, PhD

Executive Director, InterACTT

Chris Taylor, PhD, a 30-year veteran of higher education, serves as the executive director of the International Association for Care and Threat Teams (InterACTT). He recently left his position as the dean of students and chief student affairs officer at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he had responsibility for counseling and wellness, student advocacy, student union and programs, recreational sports, residence life, and student conduct. He also chaired the university CARE and threat team. He has served on the leadership team for the Association of Student Conduct Administrators, and has been a member of NASPA, ACPA, ACUHO-I, and the American Men's Studies Association. He is a trained Title IX adjudicator and has also worked with D Stafford and Associates as a national Clery Act consultant.
David Denino, LPC, NCC

David Denino, LPC, NCC

Southern CT State University

David Denino, LPC, NCC, worked in higher education and college counseling over the past several decades and is director emeritus of counseling services at Southern Connecticut State University. David is a master trainer of Question Persuade Refer (QPR) and was the key person in bringing the QPR model to the state university system in Connecticut. A certified clinical trauma professional, David is also a Red Cross mental health first responder and is the mental health lead for the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. As such, he has assisted with relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey as well as provided mental health support at the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas shootings.
Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Affiliated Consultant

Charlie Taylor is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and is a suicide prevention gatekeeper instructor through the Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) program. Charlie has a long career history in personal management, interviewing, conflict resolution, hiring practices, performance improvement planning and employee termination. He has certification in Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response (100, 200), National Incident Management System (700, 800) and is a firearm instructor and competitive shooter with the National Rifle Association. Working in tandem with our DPrep Safety team members with expertise in psychology, law enforcement and threat assessment, Charlie supports DPrep Safety with interviews, physical security data gathering, and assessments as well training in situational awareness and all-hazard response during natural and manmade disasters.
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