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Managing Suicidal Students on Campus

March 15, 2023 | 1:00 PM ET

$79/individual | $349/teams of 5+

Navigating Required/Voluntary Medical Leaves, Community Disruptions, Student Conduct and ADA/504 Accommodations


  • A student attempts suicide in their residence hall room. They are transported to the hospital and held for several days. What should the process for returning to campus look like?


  • A student engages in frequent non-suicidal self-injury. Peers, friends, and professors share concerns with the BIT/CARE team. What actions can the team take?


  • A student takes a voluntary medical leave due to depression and suicidal thoughts. What requirements can the college or university place on the student prior to return?


Join our team at D-Prep Safety as we discuss the challenges of managing a suicidal student on campus while juggling the various requirements of student conduct and ADA/504 accommodations and how these relate to voluntary and required medical leaves. It is important to know the limitations of the code of conduct, how accommodations may impact the student’s ability to stay on campus, and the importance of understanding FERPA as it relates to parental notification.


We will offer several case studies for conversation and example. The presenters will discuss medical leave policy language, the legality of safety contracts, mandated treatment requirements, and the importance of documentation and consistency in how suicidal behavior is addressed across various cases. Issues of cultural competency in assessment and intervention will be discussed as will the importance of offering referrals that address potential obstacles to care.


Finally, we will offer a review of important cases related to mental illness and removal from campus.


Participants will learn


  • The limitations of required and voluntary medical leave as it relates to suicidal behavior.

  • The importance of working with the student, their supports, parents, and treatment providers in collaboration with the campus BIT/CARE team.

  • How to identify the signs of suicidal behavior, triage and assess suicidal ideation, and work with on-campus clinical treatment providers, off-campus providers, and medication providers.


Participants will receive

  • A video recording of the program

  • A handout packet outlining key concepts in the program

  • Sample release of information between CARE/BIT and clinical providers

  • Case studies with discussion points for further discussion

  • Referral checklist and service audit form

Pathways to Enhancing Your Team Approach
Free Series

Join Dr. Brian Van Brunt as he hosts a free monthly conversation related to the development of collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams such as behavioral intervention teams (BITs) or CARE teams. Brian will be joined by different guests each month to discuss topics related to the ideal composition of a team, information sharing guidelines, the importance of having a training schedule, compliance with national team standards, how to conduct a self-audit, creating consistent documentation, culturally competent interventions, and addressing specific populations.


These free 45-minute sessions will generally involve 15-20 minutes of instruction followed by conversation on the topic.

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DarkFox Threat and Violence Risk Assessment
Free Series

Join Dr. Brian Van Brunt as he hosts a free monthly conversation related to threat and violence risk assessment related to K-12, college, and workplace cases. Brian will be joined by different guests each month to discuss topics related to risk and protective factors, interviewing techniques, deception detection, impression management, social media threat, incels, white supremacy, gatekeeping/triage, behavioral intervention teams, cultural competency, report writing and case management.


These free 45-minute sessions will generally involve 15-20 minutes of instruction followed by conversation on the topic.

DarkFox Den schedule

Threat Assessment for Counselors, Police, BIT, Threat and CARE Teams

It’s not enough to do a violence risk assessment, you MUST show your work!

Learn D-Prep's online triage & violence risk assessment systems.


It’s not enough to do a good violence risk assessment, you MUST show your work!

  • Does your practice, department, school, or workplace have a cost effective, user-friendly, research-based system to document how you handle disruptive and dangerous behaviors and threats?

  • Do you have an approach to mitigate bias in decision making to ensure both the assessment of risk and the development of a risk mitigation plan are conducted in a culturally competent manner?

  • Are you able to have triage/gatekeeping system you can easily deploy on each case that comes to the BIT/CARE team?


Join Dr. Van Brunt, Jeff Solomon, and Nina Delgadillo as they share the how stop school and workplace shootings before they occur through violence risk and threat assessment. They will share how to do this through a two-step approach of first identifying risk through the Pathways triage expert system then assessing the risk with the DarkFox violence risk assessment tool. Pathways offers a user friendly, behaviorally based gateway screening for a variety of challenges related to mental illness, threats, and disruptive/dangerous behavior. The DarkFox violence risk assessment system is then used on higher concern threat to other scenarios. DarkFox offers police, counselors, BIT/CARE, and threat team members an easy-to-use system that develops a threat report covering the areas of vulnerability, negative thoughts, environmental stressors, suicidality, attack preparation, attack approach, and threat.


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Visit and for more information and an example case study, showing you how the tools will work for you.

No data is stored in these online systems related to your entries. Users are encouraged to print and save the outcome to a PDF and maintain this according to your institution's data privacy standards.

Moving Beyond
the Red Flags: 

Overcoming Obstacles
and Managing Threat

Already purchased the training?

A waving red flag

We know the red flags.
Now we need to work collaboratively to manage the threat

and to stop the progression from idea to violent action.

Join Jeff Solomon and Dr. Brian Van Brunt for this prerecorded event as they present a coordinated approach to moving beyond the red flags and toward management and intervention with a clear, research-based approach to the mitigation of threat and violence. The prevention of mass shootings is a complicated, multi-faceted problem that requires a team approach, not a siloed one.

Included with the program:

  • Access to a copy of the slides from the event, an audio recording of the event, and a video recording of the event with closed captioning

  • A supplemental guide that dives deeper into topics covered by the event

The webinar is designed for...

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A male college student in class
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K-12 Schools

College & Universities


Law Enforcement

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