January 8th, 2014

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Happy New Year!  In NaBITA's monthly newsletter we share a Tip of the Week, spotlight a resource relevant to field, provide news, and share information about our upcoming events. In addition, each NaBITA newsletter brings you information relevant to the field of behavioral intervention and prevention, with current events and relevant resources. If you like the newsletter, we hope you will join NaBITA so that you can receive the weekly version of this great member benefit.

Resource Spotlight

This week NaBITA is pleased to spotlight Abilene Christian University's 2010 NaBITA Conference presentation, Managing Partnerships between Campus Police Departments, Residence Life Professionals, and Counseling Centers.

Tip of the Week

Can't We All Just Get Along?

by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.

I remember a case I argued with a friend when I was the director of counseling and he was the director of residential life.  To me, the case illustrates an important concept for BITs, namely, the idea that conflict on a team isn't a bad thing.

The case involved a young lady who sat in the middle of the quad at a concrete picnic table with a diorama she made to resemble one of the residence halls. She even cut out little people to sit on the roof of her makeshift building. It was quite a little art project.

Then she set the little art project on fire.  Click here to read the full tip.

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.


Upcoming Events

BIT Best Practices Certification Course

February 26-28, 2014
Hosted by Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, CA

Click here for a schedule, agenda and more information.


BIT Best Practices Certification Course

April 7-9, 2014
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

St. Louis, MO

Click here for a schedule, agenda and more information.

Upcoming 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.

Winter 2014 Online Trainings

Fall 2013 Online Training Recordings Available for Purchase

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Click here for official press release.


The 2013 J-BIT is available for download on your member materials page


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.

The 2013 journal is available to members on the members-only materials page.  Want a sneak peak?  Click here to view the table of contents, preface, and introductory paragraph of each article.

Call for submissions for the 2014 journal is open!  To learn more about J-BIT and to submit an article, click here. The submission deadline is June 15, 2014.


Links to Relevant Articles

Who Protects the Suicidal?

Concealed-Carry Gun Ban For Public Universities Could Be On 2014 Colorado Ballot

Report: Threat assessment most effective way to prevent gun violence

Gov. McDonnell addresses campus safety and changes

Renown Regional Medical Center Shooting Leaves Multiple People Wounded

Introducing the NaBITA Job Board

NaBITA has created a Job Board page on our website for you to share any BIT-related job openings on your campus. You can find this resource at Please email any position announcements to


University of Colorado Boulder: Case Manager

Membership Renewal Reminders

If your NaBITA membership expires in December, January or February, now is the time to renew.  Please download our membership renewal form here, or click here to renew online.



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

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Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-993-0229
Fax: 610-993-0228