December 3rd, 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. Click here for more information.
NaBITA is pleased to spotlight the CORE-Q10 Checklist: Assessment of a Behavioral Intervention Team, a NaBITA 2014 Whitepaper.
Tip of the Week
Throughout the month of December, all NaBITA newsletters will reflect previously published Tips to provide our readership with a summary of the year's focus and work. It's our hope that you will reflect upon these items during your winter break with a fresh perspective that will allow you to refocus and reenergize your work in the spring.
Thank you for your dedication to your professional development, your institution, and your field. We look forward to working with and learning from you in 2015!
March 19, 2014
BIT Recordkeeping Part 2
Last week we discussed the importance of creating a protocol for gathering information related to student (and, if appropriate, employee) behavior. An important element for creation of a BIT record is that your team is very transparent about how information is obtained, how it is maintained and addressed by the BIT. One of the primary goals for the operation of a successful BIT should be the development and maintenance of a “Culture of Reporting” throughout your community. A BIT-specific webpage is helpful in raising awareness, developing a culture of reporting and maintaining BIT credibility. Your BIT webpage should include...
Click here to read the full tip.
April 16, 2014
Too Much Mr. Nice Guy?
I recently received a question concerning BITs, and the student conduct officer in particular, getting feedback for being too tolerant and too focused on developmental learning and restorative justice rather than removing students from campus. So what’s a school to do when the BIT or student conduct office receives feedback like this?
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May 28, 2014
Lessons From a Thwarted Attack
John David LaDUe, a Waseca, MN high school student, was arrested on April 29, 2014 with four counts of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree damage to property and six counts of possession of a bomb by someone under 18.
While this case caught the brief focus of the national media, it did not draw the same kind of attention that completed attacks garner on the major networks. However, this is exactly the kind of case that those involved in threat assessment should be drawing lessons from.
Click here to read the full tip.
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.
Fall 2014 Online Trainings
- December 18, 2014: Federal Changes In Policy Concerning Suicidal & Dangerous Students:
Fall 2013 and Winter, Spring and Summer 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
- June 11, 2014: International Student Arrival: Preparing Your Campus's Faculty and Staff
- June 12, 2014: Update on Title IX and Compliance
- June 26, 2014: Separating Dangerousness from Anger: Assessing True Threat
- July 11, 2014: Issues of Gender Violence in LGBT Communities
- 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?
- October 6, 2014: BIT and Case Management Notes:101
- October 21, 2014: Best Practices in Program Evaluation
- October 23, 2014: Navigating the Intersection of FERPA & Title IX
- October 29, 2014: Addressing Risk Management for Study Abroad Programs
- November 4, 2014: How To Manage, Supervise & Energize Difficult Staff: A Proactive Approach
Resources Available for Purchase
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.
Links to Relevant Articles
Upcoming Podcasts & Webinars
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.
Triage, Consultation and Case Management Clinician, Counseling & Psychological Services - Carnegie Mellon University
Membership Renewal Reminder
If your NaBITA membership expires in November, December or January, now is the time to renew. Renew your NaBITA campus membership or join for the first time for as low as $639! Please download our membership renewal form here, or click here to renew online.
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