November 20th, 2013

Thank you!


Last week NaBITA hosted its 5th Annual Conference and Campus Threat Management Institute. The event was a a huge success with attendance topping 250 attendees joining in common purpose and exploration of best practices to make our college and university communities safer. NaBITA would especially like to thank its Keynote, Featured, and Concurrent presenters.

For this year's attendees, we thank you for your dedication to your professional development, your instituion, and your field. If you did have the opportunity to attend this year's conference, we hope you'll become members and join us next year!


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Resource Spotlight

Building a Foundation for Higher Education Case Management: From Theory to Practice

Created by Erica Woodley, M.S., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Assistant Dean of Students at Tulane Univeristy and NaBITA Advisory Board Member, these slides help build a foundation for case management at colleges and universities.


Tip of the Week

Upcoming Challenges for Counseling Centers

by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.

A friend of mine recently wrote and asked what I thought the top five challenges are for college counseling centers in the next five years. She joked, “You tend to think about these things. Take out your Ouija board or crystal ball and let me know what you think.”

Well, I don’t have either of those, but I do spend a good amount of time thinking about college counseling. Part of my work with The NCHERM Group involves me traveling to college counseling centers to conduct audits and assist with those that are struggling, having conflicts with administration or find themselves understaffed, overworked and at the breaking point (for more information about these audits, you can visit here).

In response to my friend’s question, this week's Tip addresses the five challenges I think most college counseling centers will face in the next five years, if not sooner.


Announcing NCHERM Group Online TrainingsNCHERM Group Online Trainings

The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

Bringing experts from numerous fields, The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, SCOPE, ATIXA and NaBITA, will bring you quality programs that address the most pressing needs in threat assessment, prevention education, sexual assault prevention, higher education legal issues, administrative best practices and risk management.

Fall 2013 Online Trainings Schedule

Click here to purchase a copy of the recording.

Click here to purchase a copy of the recording.

A recording will be available soon!

A recording will be available soon!

  • December 3: Seven Things We Can Do To End Hazing

    Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 26.

    Click here for official press release.


    Newly published faculty guide aids college professors dealing with aggressive behavior in the classroom

    A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior

    College and university faculty are asked to serve an increasingly diverse and at-risk population of students. The classroom is now the scene of disruptive and dangerous behaviors that range from speaking out of turn to the misuse of technology to potentially aggressive and threatening behaviors. Written by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. and W. Scott Lewis, J.D., A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior provides the practical ideas and guidance necessary to manage and mitigate these behaviors, from two respected professionals who've developed and implemented the field's best practices. Grounded in research and theory that addresses the interplay of mental health, substance abuse and aggression that may enter the college classroom, this accessible book serves as a necessary guide for busy faculty members facing challenging situations in their classrooms.

    For more information on the book, click here.

    To invite the authors to speak with your faculty, contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 644-3387.


    Announcing J-BIT, a multi-disciplinary academic journal for BIT research


    The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association announces the launch of its flagship, peer-reviewed academic journal, The Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention (J-BIT). J-BIT is a multi-disciplinary journal intended to encourage academic research and scholarship regarding the function, design, operation, and assessment of campus Behavioral Intervention Teams (BITs) at two- and four-year colleges and universities.

    To learn more about J-BIT, click here.


    Links to Relevant Articles

    Kristina Anderson, survivor of Virginia Tech shootings and 2013 Conference Featured Speaker, is featured this week in The Washington Post discussing her mobile app called LiveSafe.

    Patriot Talon: Behavioral intervention to help students

    CT Post: Newtown massacre-inspired game sparks outcry

    Wisconsin Rapids Tribune: Campus police investigating possible serial flasher


    For more information on NaBITA, visit or contact:
    Samantha Dutill, Associate Executive Director

    116 E. King Street
    Malvern, PA 19355
    Phone: 610-993-0229
    Fax: 610-993-0228