NaBITA Newsletter
August 3, 2016
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In NaBITA's quarterly 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 announce the release of  Psychiatric Medications & College Counseling, a collaboration with the American College Counseling Association ( ACCA).
Tip of the Week

NaBITA and ACCA Release Paper on Psychiatric Medications and College Counseling

The issue of medication on campus is an important one to NaBITA and the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). As such, the two organizations paired up to create a brief paper on outlining the common issues related to psychiatric medication for college students. 

To read the complete Tip, click here.
NaBITA Announces Conference Featured Speaker Sessions 
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November 13-17, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX
Early bird registration deadline is September 2.

The NaBITA Awards application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2016. To learn more about the awards and submission requirements, please click here.

NaBITA Announces 2016 Featured Speaker Sessions

NaBITA is excited to welcome a number of featured speakers to the conference this year. Featured speaker presentations will be 90-minutes in length and are all-conference sessions. Explore two featured session's options below.

Cultural Humility and Microaggressions
Presented by Daniel S. Cummins, Asst. Dean of Student, Division of Student Affairs, University of Cincinnati; LaShawn Grant, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, Richland College; Patrick D. Jefferson Ed.D., Assistant Vice President, Student Services/Dean of Students, University of Houston-Downtown; and Becca Smith, LPC, CPCS, Assistant Director, Counseling Center, Valdosta State University

Join our panel discussion on issues related to culture and microaggressions on campus. During the past year, numerous campuses have responded to protests and discussions related to culture, race, gender and microaggressions on campus. This panel will bring together an assortment of perspectives on this issues from across the country in order to find areas of collaboration and further the discussion on these important issues.
Intro to the BIT
Presented by Aaron "Chip" Reese, Ed.D., NaBITA President; Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Columbus State University; and Erin Halligan-Avery, Ph.D., Administrative Director of Student Health & Counseling, Lauderdale Health Center

While the concept of behavior modification is not new to higher education, the development of Behavioral Intervention Teams (BITs) to address concerning and escalating dangerous behaviors is a relatively new practice. By tearing down silos of hidden information and reporting persons of concern, through the gathering and analysis of data by a caring and trained team, and then utilizing proven intervention strategies, we can deescalate dangerous behavior, and we can prevent what is preventable.  Participants in this session will gain an understanding of the basic operations of a BIT, be introduced to the fundamental tools needed, and explore team membership and structure for developing an effective Behavioral Intervention Team.

Click here to register for the conference!

For more information, please visit the NaBITA Conference webpage or contact Amanda Tarczynski, at (484) 321-3651.
Violence Risk Assessment Tabletop Scenarios
Violence Risk Assessment Scenarios

Each video set presents an individual who has been referred to the BIT engaged in a conversation with the BIT chair and a violence risk assessment with a campus mental health assessor. 
  • Myra & Craig: A Case Study in Student Violence Risk Assessment 
  • Prof. Jon & His Students: A Case Study in Faculty Violence Risk Assessment 
Purchase each video set and accompanying materials for $249. 

For more information click here. For questions, please contact Amanda Tarczynski at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1005.
Conduct Training Videos from NaBITA and The NCHERM Group
Conduct training videos

A Series of Easy-to-Use Video Training and Skill-Building Tools

Each video offers a brief vignette lasting just a few minutes, in which a student and administrator talk about an incident. Supplemental materials include a transcript of the video, a leaders' guide, and set of questions and answers for use in training and discussion applications, plus a set of key takeaways from each case. Buy only the videos you want for $119 each, or get them all for $419.
Learn more about the videos in our series and how to purchase for your campus  here.
Upcoming NaBITA Training Events
Online Trainings from The  NCHERM Group 

The NCHERM Group Online Trainings provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world. 

Recent Online Training Recordings Available for Purchase here
  • Developing and Assessing BIT Structure and Function: An Online Discussion
  • Implementing BITs Across a Multi-Campus Institution
  • Breaking Down Silos in Case Management
Click here for a list of all past Online Trainings. 
Webinar Collaborations

Please click the links below for information on upcoming webinars presented by The NCHERM Group experts and offered by Innovative Educators. Use coupon code "web50" to receive $50 off your registration.
Please note that collaborative webinars provided by Innovative Educators are not eligible for ATIXA or NaBITA member benefits, or Retainer/Bundle client inclusions. For more information, please click here.
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

Associate Dean and Director of Student Integrity -  Georgia Institute of Technology
Student Conduct Coordinator/Case Manager  - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Membership Renewal Reminder

If your NaBITA membership expires in July, August, or September, now is the time to renew. Renew your NaBITA campus membership or join for the first time for as low as $639! Please download our membership renewal form here, or click here to renew online.  
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