June 11th, 2014
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In NaBITA's monthly newsletter we share a Tip of the Week, spotlight a resource relevant to the 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.
NaBITA is pleased to spotlight The Role of Law Enforcement Officers in Preventing Suicide, by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Tip of the Week
NaBITA Position Statement on Notation of Suspension and Expulsion on College and University Transcripts
by Gregory Elliott, MA, LPC, and Peggy S. Scott, Ed.D., LPC-S, on behalf of the NaBITA Advisory Board
The Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) is a membership association for those who staff campus behavioral intervention and threat assessment teams. Every day, these teams are tasked with manging students and employees who pose a direct threat of harm to themselves and/or others, all while balancing the mandate for campus safety witht he protection of individual rights.
Colleges and universities experiencing student behavioral issues have a variety of mechanisms to address these behaviors. The most common include: behavioral intervention; definied conduct proceedings which result in sanctions ranging from warning to expulsion; and allowing the student to take a leave of absence from the school to address health and wellness concerns. The course of action chosen by the institution or student often results in differing statuses for the student moving forward, with respect to readmission, return, or transfer to another institution.
To read the complete Tip, click here.
BIT Best Practices Certification Course
July 29-31, 2014
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Click here for a schedule, agenda and more information.
Click here for a schedule, agenda and more information.
Newly Updated Threat Assessment Tool
These events will be one of the first opportunities to train on the newly-updated NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool. The NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool was first introduced in 2009. It now commands respect as the tool most commonly used by campus behavioral intervention and threat assessment teams. Given the prominence it has achieved, we at NaBITA are mindful of our ongoing obligation to update the tool, validate it, and assure that it continues to reflect best practices. While our trainings and our literature describing the use and application of the tool have evolved consistently to date, this marks the first substantial revision to the tool itself, and an update of the 2009 Whitepaper that first introduced the tool to the field. Be among the first users to receive updated training and case studies!
Interested in learning more about the training and updates to the threat assessment tool? Faculty members Scott Lewis and Brian Van Brunt have recorded a 20-minute overview of the training to help you decide if registering for one of our summer training events is right for you. This preview is free to access/download, but must be viewed on our webinars.ncherm.org platform. Please visit http://www.ncherm.org/store/?category=Recent%20Online%20Trainings and scroll to the bottom to “purchase” for $0 the recording Summer Updates: What’s New with the NaBITA Tool. If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create one.
2014 Annual Conference and Campus Threat Management Institute
November 19-23, 2014
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, FL
Just a few more weeks left to submit your conference session proposals! Please click here for more information on submitting a conference session proposal. The Conference Call for Programs Deadline is July 15th.
For more information, please visit our 2014 conference website.
Keep Your Certification with NaBITA Up-to-Date
Introducing the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) Program
Have you completed a certification training with NaBITA? Are you considering obtaining these
certifications? Do you benefit from ongoing professional development from The NCHERM Group? If so, the CCC program is for you. We have heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and we are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program.
Who can earn CCCs? Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by NaBITA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs. CCCs are a cost-effective way to stay current and maintain your certification from the nations leader in higher education risk management.
Learn more about our new program here.
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.
Spring/Summer 2014 Online Trainings
- June 26, 2014: Separating Dangerousness from Anger: Assessing True Threat
- July 15, 2014: Responding to a Student Death
- July 16, 2014: Managing Faculty and Staff Expectations Following a BIT Intervention
- September 8, 2014: Update on the NaBITA Tool: What's New?
Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 Online Training Recordings Available for Purchase here
- October 16, 2013: Readmission Requirements Following a Psychological Crisis
- November 1, 2013: Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Student Behavior in the Classroom
- November 6, 2013: Training Front Office Staff to Identify, Report and Manage Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior
- November 19, 2013: Managing the Suicidal Student on Campus
- November 20, 2013: Forensic Threat Assessment: Hire a Specialist or Train Existing Staff?
- January 7, 2014: Post-vention and Suicide Response
- February 11, 2014: The Role of Mental Health Professionals on the BIT
- February 13, 2014: Air Traffic Control for Helicopter Parents
- March 19, 2014: Fighting Mid-Semester Burnout and Stress
- March 25, 2014: Ten Practical Ways to Reduce Liability for Suicidal Students on Campus
- March 26, 2014: Addressing Two Dilemmas in Counseling: Mandated Treatment and Clery Reporting
- April 8, 2014: Title IX and BITs
- April 22, 2014: Counseling and Conduct: Working Together
- May 8, 2014: Should I Write this Down? BIT Documentation Do’s and Don’ts
The 2014 J-BIT Call for Submissions Deadline is June 15th
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.
Newly published faculty guide aids college professors addressing aggressive behavior in the classroom
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.
Links to Relevant Articles
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 http://nabita.org/resources/job-board/. Please email any position announcements to Samantha@nabita.org.
Membership Renewal Reminders and 2014 Membership Drive
If your NaBITA membership expires in May, June or July, now is the time to renew. Renew your NaBITA campus membership or join for the very first time for as low as $320 during our half-price membership drive! From February 1st to August 1st, 2014, Campus Standard and Enhanced memberships are 50% off! Be sure to take advantage of this great offer and renew before August 1st! Please download our membership renewal form here, or click here to renew online.
For more information on NaBITA, visit www.nabita.org or contact:
Samantha Dutill, Associate Executive Director
116 E. King Street
Malvern, PA 19355