NaBITA Newsletter
February 25, 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 Protecting Your Child's Health: What Can Parents Do?, a compilation of important tips for parents with children transitioning into or attending college, from The Jed Foundation.


Tip of the Week

Involve Parents

by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.


Parents often get a bad rap on college campuses. They helicopter about, butting into their child’s life in ways that keep him or her from fully leaving the nest and acclimating to the college environment. There is no shortage of parent horror stories, from the mother who drives up each weekend to do her son’s laundry in the dormitory basement to the father who calls and threatens a professor because of a bad grade his daughter received on a term paper.


To read the complete Tip, click here.


Announcing the 7th Annual NaBITA Conference

and the 6th Annual Campus Threat Management Institute


November 17-21, 2015

The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX



Earlybird Registration and Call For Programs are open!


For more information, please visit the NaBITA Conference webpage or contact:

Amanda Tarczynski, or (484) 321-3651


NaBITA Training Events


Upcoming Trainings



Hosting a NaBITA Training Event


If your campus is interested in learning more about hosting a NaBITA training event or need information on additional training opportunities from our organization, please email Alisha DiGiandomenico, Assistant Vice President for Client Relations, or call at (610) 644-3387.


Should your campus/school/organization look to host an on-campus, public training event, NaBITA is currently collecting Request for Proposals for campus host sites for the Summer and Fall months of the 2015 calendar year and the full 2016 calendar year.


For more information, 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.

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

Dona Ana Community College's East Mesa Campus Cancels Classes Due to Shooting Threat


Awash In Social Media, Cops Still Need The Public To Detect Threats


CofC, Charleston Co. Release 911 Calls from Campus Bomb, Shooting Threat


What It's Like When The Shooting Happens At Your School


Upcoming Webinar - Addressing Active Shooter Threats on School Campuses

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 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