BERWYN, Pa., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The NCHERM Group and the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) are pleased to announce a new journal article authored by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Van Brunt serves as The NCHERM Group's Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development and NaBITA's Executive Director. In these roles, he trains and consults with faculty and staff, develops content, and creates tools to enhance campus safety.
Entitled "Assessing Threat in Written Communications, Social Media, and Creative Writing" and appearing in Violence and Gender, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2016: 78-88. Van Brunt continues to spotlight his experience in, and research on, preventing violence before it occurs.
The article abstract reads: Most of those who plan violent attacks communicate their intentions before the attacks via social media and written communication, either through unintentional "leakage" or intentionally through "legacy tokens" used to explain their motivations. These should be understood as part of their fantasy rehearsals in the aftermath of an attack. Additionally, searching for and attending to such messages provides an opportunity to intervene and thwart potential attacks. This article provides a framework for reviewing and understanding these messages and assessing them for potential lethality and dangerousness.
SOURCE National Behavioral Intervention Team Association