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The Law & Education

Feb 17, 2022

Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the Law and Higher Education Podcast! In today’s conversation, we speak with Brian van Brunt, who is widely known as an expert in behavioral intervention, threat assessment, mental illness, and more. In other words, he is the OG in behavioral intervention teams, and conducting assessments, trainings, and helping institutions create those teams in order to create a safer and healthier campus environment. He has so much knowledge to impart in this space, and today he shares plenty of powerful insights into his work in behavioral intervention in higher education. Brian touches on his work protecting the Jewish population from things like white supremacist violence at the Secure Community Network, before telling us a bit about the books he has written. We look at the history of how BIT teams have evolved and what their purpose is, as well as where BIT work overlaps with retention work in the college space. We do a deep dive into the structure of BIT and Title IX teams, and how they can work together to reduce risk and protect faculty and students. You’ll learn why identifying and paying attention without a good team that is trained is problematic, and what the difference between effective violence and targeted violence is. Join us to hear all this and more today!