NaBITA Member Newsletter
October 18, 2017
Tip of the Week

The Interaction Between Case Management and BITs
By Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.

There are often a host of questions related to case management and BITs. This week's tip focuses on some questions and reflections that may be useful when considering the interaction between the two.

Click  here  to read more.
Resource Spotlight

NaBITA is pleased to spotlight the 2017 whitepaper Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom and Around Campus
Introducing the NaBITA 2017 Whitepaper: 
Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom and Around Campus

Faculty and staff on college campuses are on the frontline of working with students in every aspect  of the college experience. While this work is essential and rewarding, it can also be demanding, draining and difficult. Our best intentions  for a student can be derailed when the student becomes  disruptive, and our best efforts are challenged when faced with dangerous behaviors. 

The purpose  of this whitepaper is to provide a brief overview of foundational concepts related to the management  of disruptive and dangerous behavior on campus. It can be shared with faculty and staff as a  resource for the attitudes and techniques helpful during these challenging scenarios.

Please click here to access this resource.
2017 Annual NaBITA Conference Discounted Hotel Room Block Closes Tomorrow!
Reserve Now: Discounted Hotel Room Block Closes Tomorrow, Thursday, October 19th

The  2017 NaBITA Conference  hotel room block is filling very quickly, and discounted room rates will end tomorrow.

If you have registered, or are considering attending, and have not yet made your room reservations, we encourage you to do so today so that you are able to receive the group rate and ensure your stay at the  conference hotel.

Registration Deadline is in Two Weeks on November 3, 2017

Register now through Friday, November 3rd for the 2017 NaBITA National Conference and the NaBITA Campus Threat Management Institute in San Antonio. 

  Visit our website  to learn more about what's included in your conference registration. 

Questions can be directed to the conference committee at .
Announcing the NaBITA October-December Membership Promotion
NaBITA announces new incentives toward becoming a member at the Campus level!*  

NaBITA Campus members receive the following benefits:
  • Weekly member newsletter featuring a Tip of the Week and Resource Spotlight
  • Access to the NaBITA Listserv
  • Discounted registration to the Annual NaBITA Conference
  • Discounted registration to Certification Trainings
  • Access to a wealth of member resource materials

Purchase a new Enhanced Campus Membership prior to December 31, 2017 and receive additional promotional items:

  • The New Orleans Interviews. The New Orleans Interviews consist of two trainings to help student affairs professionals and those interested in threat assessment better understand the practical, hands-on techniques used in an assessment.  This online training was created by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. to demonstrate the principles of threat assessment evaluations for counselors, conduct administrators, law enforcement, and campus administrators who are members of a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).  The New Orleans Interviews are an excellent source for tabletop training exercises and training materials for the BIT and campus counseling services. ($499 value)
  •  Audio Essentials (all 5 episodes). Audio Essentials is an innovative product line offered by The NCHERM Group for the busy higher education professional.  We've crafted 30-minute audio episodes on the most relevant and critical topics in higher education today, so faculty and staff can listen on the road, in the car, on the plane-or while multitasking at work. You decide when you want to listen.  ($245 value) 
Purchase a new Standard Campus Membership prior to December 31, 2017 and receive an additional promotional item:
  •  A Window Into BIT. A Window Into BIT is a video-based training tool to enhance campus BIT and student of concern team professional development.  Watch national behavioral intervention team experts and campus practicioners model a BIT meeting as they role-play key team roles.  The one-hour video comes with a detailed transcript, sample documentation from the meeting, and discussion questions for your team to use as a training tool to better understand how to develop and improve BIT meetings. ($299 value) 
Download the  Membership Registration Form to join NaBITA and begin using your Campus Membership benefits today.

Interested in saving even more?  Purchase a Charter membership, which provides you with 2-years of Enhanced level access for $2200 - save nearly $400 over 2 years.

*This promotion applies only to new Standard Level, Enhanced Level, or Charter Level members, including any upgrades from the Individual or Case Manager membership levels.  Enhanced/Charter members have access to products and services at a tremendous value versus purchasing them "a la carte," including 1 complimentary registration to the Annual Conference.

For any additional information or to discuss this promotional offer in detail, contact  Ryan McDavis , Vice President for Client and Member Relations at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1009.
2017 NaBITA Training Events   

Host a Training Event!

Should your campus/school/organization look to host an on-campus Training Event, NaBITA is currently collecting  Request for Proposals  for campus host sites for the 2018 calendar year. 

Please complete and return the application, in addition to the  Request for Proposal Response Document .

A list of available training programs can be found here.
Resources Available for Purchase 

Learn more about NaBITA products with the  Fall 2016 NaBITA Catalog.
Links to Relevant Articles

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VSU Campus Shooting Shows How Local Colleges Respond to Threats

Navigating Graduate School With Mental Illness
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 September, October, or November, now is the time to renew. Renew your NaBITA campus membership for as low as $639! Please download our membership renewal form here, or click here to renew online.  
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