NaBITA Member Newsletter
July 26, 2017
Tip of the Week

Advice from NaBITA's 2016 Keynote Speaker  
This week's Tip of the Week focuses on the 2016 NaBITA Conference closing keynote address delivered by Stephen D. Hart, Ph.D.,  an internationally recognized expert in violence risk assessment and a psychology professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada.  Dr. Hart offered some issues to keep in mind when seeking to evaluate and improve upon your threat assessment teams, tools, and practices. 

Click  here  to read more.
Resource Spotlight

NaBITA is pleased to spotlight it's newest resource, the CARE Team Manual, which is offered in an editable format for easy customization by BITs.

The manual can be purchased in the NaBITA store.
2017 July-September Promotion for NaBITA Membership Renewals/Upgrades

NaBITA announces new incentives toward renewing and/or upgrading your current membership!*
Enhanced members have access to products and services at a tremendous v alue versus purchasing them "a la carte," including 1 complimentary registration to the 2017 Annual Conference (November 13-15 in San Antonio, TX), a savings of over $500 vs. the non-member rate. 

Renew or upgrade to Campus Enhanced level membership prior to September 30, 2017 and receive the following promotional items:
As a reminder, the following benefits apply to NaBITA Enhanced members:
  • Weekly member newsletter featuring a Tip of the Week and Resource Spotlight
  • Access to the NaBITA ListServ 
  • One free registration to the annual NaBITA conference, and 20% discount for all other attendees from your campus
  • 10% discounts for Campus-Hosted Certification Courses
  • Two free NaBITA Online Trainings
  • Access to the NaBITA Ask the Experts Consultation Board
  • Access to over 150 member resource materials
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 Campus Enhanced membership renewals and to upgrades from the Individual, Case Manager, or Campus Standard level to Campus Enhanced. 

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.
Upcoming NaBITA Conference Deadlines
Call for Programs deadline: Friday, July 28th
Click  here  for more information and to submit a program proposal
Awards proposal deadline: Friday, July 28th
Click  here  for more information and to submit an award proposal

Scholarship applications deadline: Tuesday, August 1
Click  here for more information and to submit a scholarship application

Conference early bird registration deadline: Friday, September 8th
Click here for more information and to register

Questions can be directed to the conference committee at

A Bit About our Trainings  

NaBITA is committed to keeping teams trained across the country on a variety and scope of issues. NaBITA offers four certification courses to ensure your BIT is well-trained and prepared:

This is our core course that offers a review of the three phases of BIT (gathering data, applying a rubric, and interventions). We discuss mission statements, membership of the team, marketing, developing a team manual and offer an overview of the NaBITA tool. We review the practical side of application with a discussion and viewing of the video tool Window Into BIT. This course is ideal for those new to BIT or new to the NaBITA model.
This course offers a more detailed dive into team formation, marketing and the NaBITA tool. Advanced topics such as addressing protests and microaggressions on campus, developing an awareness of blind spots and hazards for growing teams, and a deeper dive into social media threat assessment is covered. This course is ideal for teams that have been in existence for several years and have some familiarity with NaBITA trainings and materials.
Once behavior has been labeled and give a risk rating, what techniques and approaches are useful in managing students on campus? This training offers basic counseling, mentoring, and case management skills to those who are tasked with intervening with at-risk students. Management of suicidal and potentially violent students, and those struggling with mental health difficulties on campus, is also reviewed. This course is ideal for anyone responsible for intervention and managing at-risk students on campus, including: resident directors, case managers, front office staff, advisors, police, and BIT members.
Here, we bring together all four tools developed by NaBITA to label and mitigate risk on campus. These include the NaBITA threat assessment tool, The Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2), The Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) and The Radicalization Risk Rubric (R3). This course is designed to help team member gain a proficiency in each of the four tools.
The newest training is being developed and tested at the 2017 Annual Conference by Advisory Board member David Denino, LPC, NCC. This course focuses on recognizing suicide warning signs, safety assessment, and safety planning for students. As part of a comprehensive campus program to prevent suicide, PASS training can help those who have suicidal thoughts and other mental health issues. This training will be ideal for BIT members looking to learn more about suicide prevention and best practices related to managing mental health crisis on campus. 
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 on Amazon 

Learn more about NaBITA products with the  Fall 2016 NaBITA Catalog.
Links to Relevant Articles
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 June, July, or August, 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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