Dangerous Behavior at Schools to Headline Discussions

Brian Van Brunt

Disruptive and dangerous behavior is more prevalent than ever in our society. This behavior is naturally reflected in our youth and in our schools systems. Jackson State Community College will host Dr. Brian Van Brunt to speak to area educators, support staff and anyone else who has an interest in learning how to better cope with and address these types of behavior.

Dr. Van Brunt is currently Senior Vice President for Professional Program Development at The NCHERM Group, LLC. The NCHERM Group is the umbrella for eight linked organizations that serve to advance holistic, proactive prevention and risk management within K-12 schools and on college and university campuses. Van Brunt teaches and writes on topics ranging from suicide prevention, cyber bullying, and campus violence.

Dr. Van Brunt is the former President of the American College Counseling Association and author ofEnding Campus Violence: New Approaches to Prevention. He has been featured on CNN and in theNew York Times.

Dr. Liz Mayo of Jackson State Community College has coordinated this event and has made the event available to the public free of charge. Education professionals are the obvious candidates for this discussion, but education students and anyone else interested in the topic are welcome to attend. Considering the relevance of the subject matter, it is an event of which Mayo feels local educators will appreciate the timeliness.

The event will be Wednesday, March 19 in Ayers Auditorium at the McWherter Center on JSCCs main campus at 2046 North Parkway in Jackson. There will be four one-hour, repeating sessions on dealing with dangerous and disruptive behavior both in and outside of the classroom. Staff-focused sessions are scheduled at 9:00am and 3:30pm. Faculty-focused sessions are scheduled at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Anyone wanting more information should contact Dr. Mayo at 424-3520 ext#50258 or email her atlmayo6@jscc.edu.