NaBITA MEMBER NEWSLETTER
MAY 15, 2013
This week NaBITA spotlights the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Ready to Respond Campus program. The initiative is meant to enhance safety for students, staff, and visitors on college and university campuses. To attain the Ready to Respond Campus designation, colleges must demonstrate compliance with standards for hazard identification, operational and violence prevention planning, incident management, training, exercises and crisis communications/public education. To learn more about Ready to Respond, including the schools that are involved in the pilot program, click here.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Three Resources in Threat Assessment
I am often asked to recommend key works of scholarship and practice that are helpful for those interested in learning more about how to assess violence. As administrators look ahead and plan staff retreats and in-services during the summer months, I hope you find the following resources useful as you continue to enhance your staff and faculty’s threat assessment skills. I find myself citing these three resources often as I complete research for an upcoming book for counselors and psychologists looking to build their clinical skills in the area of violence assessment; however, I find that they are also helpful for both clinical staff and administrators alike. Click here to learn about three resources you can use to better understand threat assessment.
UPCOMING EVENTS FROM NaBITA
June 4-6, 2013 at Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, WI
*As a thank you for attending, non-members will receive a
three-month Standard Trial Membership at the conclusion of the training.
NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, SIVRA-35, and CheckMate Certification Training
November 13-17, 2013 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Hosted by ProActive ReSolutions
Foundational: May 21-24, 2013 / Advanced: May 27-31, 2013 in Toronto, ON, Canada
ANNOUNCING J-BIT, A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC JOURNAL FOR BIT RESEARCH
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.
To learn more about J-BIT and how to submit your scholarship, click here.
LINKS TO RELEVANT ARTICLES
For more information on NaBITA, visit www.nabita.org or contact:
Samantha Dutill, Associate Executive Director
116 E. King Street
Malvern, PA 19355