20 Minutes to…Trained

Want to train your team but feel like you never have enough time? NaBITA now offers 15 modules of video-based training designed to train your team on the use of assessment tools, deploying interventions, assessing social media threats, mandating counseling, returning to campus after a hospitalization, and more!

These 20-Minutes-to…Trained modules average 20 minutes in length and give you the ability to plan modular trainings based on the topics you want to prioritize, or to allow trainees to take all 15 topics over time, but in bite-size chunks of easily attained information.

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  1. After a Student Death
    Join Daniel Swinton, J.D., Ed.D. and David Denino, LPC, NCC, in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they discuss the complexity of responding to a student death. In this video, they address both the way these losses impact the campus community as well as good practices for navigating such situations. Additionally, Daniel and David share resources and guidance for developing official protocols at your institution.
  2. Community College and the BIT
    Join Lori Meehan and Poppy Fitch, Ed.D. in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they explore the unique dynamics of operating a BIT/CARE team at a community college. In this video, they discuss what makes these campuses, students served and team operations a bit different from other higher education settings. From multi-site institutions to leveraging community partners, Lori and Poppy can help you enhance your team.
  3. Conduct and the BIT
    Join Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Ed. Psych, and W. Scott Lewis, J.D. in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they define the intersection of student conduct and the BIT. They describe common overlap in student situations and cases to highlight the importance of having conduct representation on the BIT/CARE team. Scott and Makenzie also provide insight of how the two operations can support and inform each other, while also reinforcing distinction between the areas.
  4. Cultural Competency
    Join Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. and Tanyka Barber, J.D., M.S., in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they explore the topic of cultural competency and the BIT. They describe micro-aggression and bias, as well as how cross-cultural matters can impact the BIT/Care team and its process. In this video, Brian and Tanyka also provide strategies for improving cultural literacy and bias awareness individually and for your team.
  5. Developing and Deploying Interventions
    Join Jamie Molnar, LMHC and Allison Frost in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they discuss all things interventions. In this video, they describe how to effectively develop intervention plans according to assessed risk level, and how to put those plans into action. Jamie and Allison also share the importance of BIT case management – either as a process or position – for deploying interventions with students of concern.
  6. Law Enforcement and the BIT
    Join W. Scott Lewis, J.D. and Jeff Solomon in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they share the importance of law enforcement on the BIT. They provide guidance for training your law enforcement member and how to leverage their particular expertise to improve the work of the BIT, drawing from the evolution of law enforcement on the team. Scott and Jeff also provide strategies to supplement community building efforts between law enforcement and your campus.
  7. Leadership of the BIT
    Join Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Ed. Psych., and Amy Murphy, Ph.D. in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they highlight the leadership role of the BIT. They discuss key characteristics of an effective leader and explain how that influences the functionality of a BIT/CARE team. Makenzie and Amy also cover multiple areas where the chair of the BIT must leverage their leadership to ensure the success of the team on your campus, from creating buy-in with stakeholders or other referral sources to assessing and training the team.
  8. LGBTQIA+ Populations
    Join David Denino, LPC, NCC and Chris Brown in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they share guidance and direction on working with students in LGBTQI+ populations. In an effort to broaden your understanding of how to best support these students, they provide helpful terminology, as well as data about what unique challenges and experiences this population faces. David and Chris cover a variety of strategies for the team and your campus community to assist you in ensuring you have the tools you need to be successful.
  9. Mandated Counseling
    Join Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. and W. Scott Lewis, J.D., in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they discuss the complexity of mandated counseling. In this video, they explore the pros and cons of using mandated counseling when working with students, as well as provide guidance about what situations may be deemed most suitable for assigning this step. Brian and Scott share strategies of how your institution and BIT can best implement appropriate mandated counseling.
  10. Marketing your BIT
    Join Jamie Molnar, LMHC and Erin Halligan-Avery, Ph.D., in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they share direction on how to best market your BIT across campus and multiple stakeholders. In this video, Jamie and Erin provide valuable perspectives on branding and marketing your team – including insightful questions to define your strategy and approach. They discuss how to best educate your campus about the BIT/CARE team and provide a variety of excellent examples to help you really amplify your marketing efforts.
  11. NaBITA Assessment Tools
    Join Amy Murphy, Ph.D. and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Ed. Psych. in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they provide an overview of the Four NaBITA Tools: the NaBITA Risk Rubric, the VRAW2, the SIVRA-35, and the ERIS. Each of these assessment tools provides the BIT an opportunity to assess the level of risk present in a case. In this video, Amy and Makenzie describe each assessment tool and provide information on when teams should use each tool.
  12. Recordkeeping and Notetaking
    Join Saundra Schuster, J.D., and W. Scott Lewis, J.D., in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they provide a framework for quality record keeping within the BIT. Their guidance encompasses legal considerations, appropriate information inclusion and how or when third parties may access records. In this video, Saundra and Scott share best practices from creation, to retention and purging of records to ensure your BIT is effectively managing documentation of cases.
  13. Returning to Campus from Hospitalization
    Join Saundra Schuster, J.D., and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they provide guidance for working with students who have experienced hospitalization. In this video, they identify common reasons for hospitalization or separation from campus and the primary considerations for your campus. Saundra and Brian explain legal and procedural considerations, as well as best practices for involvement of third parties such as parents, other institutional offices and medical providers as part in your efforts to support the student.
  14. Role of the Counselor on the BIT
    Join Jamie Molnar, LMHC, RYT, QS, and David Denino, LPC, NCC, in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they share helpful insight about one of the most challenging roles on the BIT: the counselor. They discuss a spectrum of involvement and information sharing, highlighting the most effective way for a counselor to balance the privacy of a client and the mission of the BIT. In this video, Jamie and David offer clarification on confidentiality limitations, and suggestions of how the counselor’s expertise can maximize efforts of the team.
  15. Social Media Threat
    Join Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. and Jeff Solomon in this 20 Minutes to…Trained video as they examine the topic of social media threats. They broaden your understanding of the different types of threats, including what factors to consider during assessment and expand on the idea of “hunters and howlers.” Additionally, Brian and Jeff provide an overview of two NaBITA tools that are specifically developed to assess threats: the Structured Interview for Violence Risks Assessment (SIVRA-35) and the Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2).


What’s Included?

Each video features expert presenters in a free-flowing, conversational, informal format. Each video is web-accessible and closed-captioned*. The videos feature integrated slide content and a study guide to accompany each topic. Each study guide includes:

  • Slides
  • Discussion questions
  • Related NaBITA resources

The study guide can be used by an individual user to facilitate their own learning about the topic, or can be used by a facilitator to guide a group training. Discussion questions are intended to help cement the learning outcomes for the topic.

*Closed-captioning can be activated by clicking on the “CC” icon at the bottom of each streaming video. For those who opt to download their purchased videos, caption files are available to download in .srt format to integrate with your preferred video player.

You will automatically receive emailed instructions to create and activate your account. Your modules and all supplemental materials will be available in your account.

Pricing & Purchasing Information

Once you buy a topic, it’s yours to use, re-use, and assign to your staff as often as you need.

  • One topic for $99
  • All 15 topics for $1199

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Contact Our Team for More Information

For additional information on these products, please contact NaBITA by phone at 484-321-3651 or info@nabita.org.