NaBITA Newsletter
July 30th, 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. Join by August 1st to receive a 50% discount on Campus Standard or Campus Enhanced membership. Click here for more information.


Our Phone Number has Changed!


For any NaBITA questions, please feel free to contact us at our new telephone number, 484-321-3651.


Resource Spotlight

NaBITA is pleased to spotlight The Role of a Counselor on a BIT, presented by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., and Mitchell A. Levy, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., at the 2009 NaBITA Conference.

Tip of the Week


Who's in Charge, Anyway?

by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.


I recently fielded a question from a school in the early stages of developing a BIT around team leadership. They asked me to clarify my concerns with having a counselor, psychologist or other medical or mental health professional chair the BIT.


To read the complete Tip, click here.

2014 Annual Conference and Campus Threat Management Institute


November 19-23, 2014

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information, please visit our 2014 conference website.


Announcing the 2014 BIT Survey

NaBITA conducting its 2014 survey on campus behavioral intervention and threat assessments teams.

This survey is important as it helps us track and monitor changes in the field of behavioral intervention, provide data concern BIT and TAT to the national media and continue to study and monitor changes in the field. As the field changes, so does our work. Surveying offers professionals a look at trends on our campuses, identifies hot topics that need our attention and offers the ability for us to create change based on growing need.

Please take a moment to complete the survey at the following this link. Results will be shared at the 2014 NaBITA conference as well as on the NaBITA 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 nation’s leader in higher education risk management.

Learn more about our new program here.

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.

Spring/Summer 2014 Online Trainings

Fall 2013 and Winter and Spring 2014 Online Training Recordings Available for Purchase here

The Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention


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.

The 2014 journal will be available late fall.

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.


Links to Relevant Articles

Free Webinar: Collaborating with the VA and SVA to Support Veterans on Campus

Ybarra Chose SPU for Shootings Because He Was Unfamiliar With It, Journal Says


Man Gets Sentenced for Shooting at VA College


History of Violence, Mental Illness Plagued Hospital Shooting Suspect


Health and Human Services 2014 People's Choice Winner: Suicide: What's Your Role?

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

Membership Renewal and Drive Reminders

If your NaBITA membership expires in July, August or September, now is the time to renew.  Renew your NaBITA campus membership or join for the 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 or contact:
Samantha Dutill, Associate Executive Director

116 E. King Street
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 484-321-3651 *new*
Fax: 610-993-0228