NaBITA Newsletter
January 14, 2015


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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 Boise State University's Campus Assessment Resource and Education (CARE) website, which provides the campus community information on the CARE team, FAQs, resources and instructions on submitting a report.

Tip of the Week

Marketing Your Campus BIT, Part 1

by Peggy S. Scott, Ed.D., LPC-S


With Behavioral Intervention Teams transitioning into their second generation, one of the best practices of the "2nd Gen" BITs is raising awareness of the team and how it operates through an effective marketing plan. People are afraid or suspicious of what they don't understand. BITs can't expect anyone to use or trust a service they know nothing about!


To read the complete Tip, click here.


Maintain Certification with the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) Program

Has your BIT been certified by 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. The NCHERM Group heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and is proud to offer an 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 about our program here.

Upcoming NCHERM Group Online TrainingsNCHERM Group Online Trainings

The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is an 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.

Upcoming Online Trainings


Fall 2013 and Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 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 has launched 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

Greenwood Hall's 'Safe Campus Community Support Center' to Combat School Hazing and Other Harassment Issues

Life After a Shooting: The Metamorphosis of a College Campus

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The First Ten Years

Upcoming Webinar


Exploring the Impact of Suicide Prevention Research in Multiple Settings 

by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET.


The first webinar in the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention's (ICRC-S) 2015 series will feature Eric Caine, ICRC-S director and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium, National Institute of Mental Health.  Dr. Caine and Dr. Pearson will give an overview of the impact of research on national goals for suicide prevention. Jerry Reed, ICRC-S co-director and director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, will moderate.


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


Director of Threat Assessment – Northwestern University


Psychologist - University of Missouri St. Louis

Membership Renewal Reminder

If your NaBITA membership expires in December, January or February, now is the time to renew.  Renew your NaBITA campus membership or join for the very 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:

Amanda Tarczynski, Senior Program Coordinator

116 E. King Street         
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