Foundational Documents

Resources Related to Recommended Practices
in Higher Education Case Management

Below is a list of resources relevant to higher education case management, clinical case management, behavioral intervention, threat assessment, college student mental health, and student affairs.

We recognize this list is not exhaustive and welcome additions. Please email with any resources you would like us to add.


Recommended Articles

Adams, S.D., Hazelwood, S., & Hayden B. (2014) ​Student affairs case management: Merging social work theory with student affairs practiceJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(4), 446-458. doi: 10.1515/jsarp-2014-0044

Higher Education Mental Health Alliance. (2013). Balancing safety and support: A guide for campus teamsThe Jed Foundation. Retrieved from

Lewis, W. S., Schuster, S. K., & Sokolow, B. A. (2012). Suicidal students, BITs and the direct threat standard. Retrieved from

National Association of College and University Attorneys. (2014). Direct threat and caring for students at risk for self-harm: Where we stand nowNACUA Notes, 12(8). Retrieved from

National Association of Social Workers. (2013). NASW standards for social work case management. Publication of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Retrieved from

National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, & American College Counseling Association (2012). Case management in higher educationPublication of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association and the American College Counseling Association . Retrieved from

Wilson, C., Powell, A., Woodley, E., Nelson-Moss, T. M., Blamey, A., & Thibodeau, T. (2013) The History of Case Management in Higher EducationPublication of the Higher Education Case Managers Association. Retrieved from

Recommended Books

Bower, K. & Schwartz, V. (2010). Legal and ethical issues in college mental health. In J. Kay & V. Schwartz (Eds.). Mental health care in the college community. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell

Deisinger, G., Randazzo, M., O’Neill, D., & Savage, J. (2008). The handbook for campus threat assessment and management teams. Massachusetts: Applied Risk Management.

Dunkle, J. (2010). Dealing with the Behavioral and Psychological Problems of Students: A Contemporary Update. New Directions for Student Services. New York: Wiley, John & Sons.

Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., & Guido-DiBrito, F. (1998). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

​Harper, K., Paterson, B., & Zdziarski, E.L. (Eds.). (2006). Crisis Management: Responding from the heart. Washington, D.C.: NASPA.

Lake, P.F. (2011). Foundations of higher education law and policy: basic legal rules, concepts and principles for student affairs. Washington, D.C.: NASPA.

Lake, P. F. (2013). The rights and responsibilities of the modern university: The rise of the facilitator university. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

Van Brunt, B. (2012). Ending campus violence: New approaches to prevention. New York and London: Routledge.

Van Brunt, B. & Lewis, S. (2013). A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior. New York and London: Routledge.

Recommended Professional Associations & Organizations

CUFBA is a professional organization consisting of campus-based programs focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger, and poverty among college and university students in the United States.



SIGMA Threat Management Associates is a team of leading experts in behavioral threat assessment and threat management. We provide threat assessment and violence prevention services to businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, military units, law enforcement and security professionals, and prominent individuals and family offices. Offers free recordings of previously-aired webinars that can be accessed at any time.


Founded in 1979, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education is a consortium of professional associations in higher education. HECMA joined as the 43rd member association in 2016. While CAS was founded to implement many initiatives, their emphasis is on the “development and promulgation of professional standards”.


The mission of ASCA, the Association for Student Conduct Administration, is to “support higher education professionals by providing education materials and resources, intentional professional development opportunities and a network of colleagues to facilitate best practices of student conduct administration and conflict resolution on college and university campuses.”