February 19th, 2014

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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

NaBITA is pleased to spotlight the Criminal Trespass Letter template, provided by Columbus State University.

Tip of the Week

Criminal Trespass Warnings & BITs: Best Practices for Campus Safety

by Aaron "Chip" Reese, Ed.D.


I would imagine that each Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) in higher education has had some dealings with Criminal Trespass Warnings (CTW) in some capacity. There are times when it is appropriate to request your campus police issue a CTW when a student has been suspended or expelled, or an employee terminated. But what about the CTWs that are issued to non-campus community members? Does your BIT know about these and if so, is there anything you can do to add a level of safety to the campus community?

When your campus police department issues a Criminal Trespess Warning, it must be understood that the person of concern has posed some level of physical or emotional threat to a member of the community, or damaged university property. The BIT can offer a level of added safety with the cooperation of the campus police and the offices of admissions and human resources by following a few simple steps.

Click here to read the full tip.

Newly published faculty guide aids college professors addressing 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

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 and Winter 2014 Online Training Recordings Available for Purchase

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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

Lawsuits settled in UAH campus shooting

Campus: 'Art for Andrew' provides healing outlet

New program offers intervention after suicide

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 Minnesota Duluth: Director of Student Conduct

Membership Renewal Reminders

If your NaBITA membership expires in January, February or March, now is the time to renew.  Please download our membership renewal form here, or click here to renew online.  From February 1st to April 30th, 2014, Campus Standard and Enhanced memberships are 50% off!  Be sure to take advantage of this great offer and renew before April 30th!

New members, this applies to you as well!  Click here to download our membership form, or click here to join online.


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