NaBITA Newsletter
February 4, 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 Stephen F. Austin State University's Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities Behavioral Intervention Meeting form, created by Dr. Charles Lopez.


Tip of the Week

Keeping Your BIT Organized

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


Have you ever left a BIT meeting and thought, “What did we just decide to do in this case and what am I responsible for?” My university addressed this issue with a quick fill-out-as-you-go form that helps keep us on track and organized. Sure, we have an agenda, but this form has really prevented “chasing rabbits” and coming up with an intervention before a level of risk has even been assessed.


To read the complete Tip, click here.


Announcing the 7th Annual NaBITA Conference

and the 6th Annual Threat Management Institute


November 17-21, 2015

The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX



More information coming soon!


For more information, please contact:

Amanda Tarczynski, or (484) 321-3651


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.

A paperback copy of the 2014 Journal is available for purchase for $99.  Click here to order your copy online. Want a sneak peak at the 2014 journal?  Click here to view the table of contents, preface, and introductory paragraph of each article.

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

Links to Relevant Articles

UVU's Emergency Response Plan: Is It Enough?


Insight into FSU Shooter's Motives Released


The New FBI Study on Active Shooters – Is Your Workplace Safe?

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


Psychologist - University of Missouri St. Louis

Membership Renewal Reminder

If your NaBITA membership expires in January, February or March, 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         
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 484-321-3651
Fax: 610-993-0228