NaBITA Newsletter
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.


Resource Spotlight

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

by Saundra K. Schuster, Esq.


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?

by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.


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?
Click here to read the full tip.


May 28, 2014

Lessons From a Thwarted Attack

by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.


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 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.

Fall 2014 Online Trainings

                                         A Review Of Three Legal Cases

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

Resources Available for Purchase


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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.

 Click here for more information about J-BIT and a look at our 2015 Call for Submissions.

Links to Relevant Articles

FSU Gunman Identified As School Alumnus and Attorney Myron May

Students Say School Shooter Was Bullied, Teased at Taft High

Charge: Jilted Girlfriend Threatened 2nd SPU Attack

Upcoming Podcasts & Webinars

Breaking Through - Innovations in Promoting Emotional Wellness on Campus, hosted by Kognito.


Harm to Others, hosted by the American Counseling College Association.


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


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. 


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