NaBITA at Home: 2020 Virtual Trainings

This curriculum delivers the best of NaBITA’s courses in a highly interactive, virtual format.

Taught by subject matter experts from the leading association for behavioral intervention teams, this online training series is the most comprehensive range of BIT certification training courses you can find. A NaBITA certification indicates that an individual is committed to best practices in the field of behavioral intervention and possesses the competence and expertise to promote school and student safety. NaBITA certification is used by our trainees to exemplify professionalism, gain new positions, and earn promotions and pay scale advancement.

Registrants can pursue a combination of courses that each feature interactive question and answer forums with faculty, self-guided curriculum, group work, technique mirroring/modeling exercises, and case study sessions moderated by NaBITA’s experts.

NaBITA leverages sophisticated technology to provide a distance learning and interactive experience that is robust, flexible, highly engaging, and valuable to NaBITA members and the field.

Please contact the NaBITA team at events@nabita.org with any questions.

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Rates

Talking BITs
Free to Public

Webinars
$249/members
$349/non-members
To purchase: register for each webinar above!

Webinar Bundled Pricing:
Attend all 6 webinars at a discounted rate, and save over $500!
$999/members
$1,499/non-members
To purchase: click here to register for the webinar package!

Certification Courses
Early Bird PricingEnds 30 days before course
$1,199/person for members
$1,299/person for non-members

Regular Pricing:
$1,299/person for members
$1,399/person for non-members

If you are interested in a multi-course discount or group pricing, please contact Jamie Kelly at 610-993-0229 x 1016 for information before registering.

Not a member? Click here to join at any level!

Event Schedule

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Webinar: Understanding the Incel for BIT, Threat Assessment and Title IX

Monday, October 26th from 2pm-3:30pm ET

Based on research from the incel literature and building on the upcoming book by Drs. Van Brunt and Taylor Understanding and Treating Incels: Case Studies, Guidance, and Treatment of Violence Risk in the Involuntary Celibate Community, this training helps identify the incel philosophy in a threat assessment and counseling treatment. Appropriate for classroom instructors, Behavioral Intervention teams, front-line teaching staff, and administrators, this new resource will ensure an evidence-based approach to early identification and treatment of those following this dark, and nihilistic path.

Participants will:

  • Explore the rise of the incel movement and how it impacts the college and K-12 community
  • Review common cases of incel behavior and rhetoric and discuss ways to identify incel traits.
  • Discuss the importance of having a consistent, evidenced-bases process to assess the incel
  • Learn the basis of scoring and how this feed into treatment and education efforts.

REGISTER HERE

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Webinar: Mastering the Art of Writing Threat Assessments

Monday, November 2nd from 2pm-3:30pm ET

This program reviews the process of creating a standardized threat report to bring together BIT/CARE and threat team assessment data in an organized, easy to follow manner. With the increase in global tension and distance-based threats, this gives us an opportunity to share a consistent process and template when it comes to documentation and report writing. This process will help reduce bias, ensure all areas of concern are addressed, and the final documentation is clear, readable and concise.

This course will provide the opportunity for feedback based on a sample case shared with the participant prior to the event. Feedback on the threat assessment report will be given from the instructors to those in attendance.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply the threat assessment template to an existing case shared with them prior to the class
  • Discuss the essential elements of threat assessment report, how to use a grid process to review images and social media posts and create quality documentation of the process
  • Learn ways to include the NaBITA expert systems and other measures into the report to add detail and context
  • Discuss the importance of bias reduction and legal defensibility by using a systemic process of documentation
  • Build outcome interventions that are informed by the assessment and offer a natural language set of actionable items to reduce risk moving forward.

REGISTER HERE

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Talking BITs: Managing Post-Election Stress

Friday, November 6th from 2pm-3:30pm ET

Whatever way the election concludes, one thing is for sure, it will cause a great deal of stress for our students, faculty, and staff.  We are likely to see a spike in frustrations and problems on campus. With a Biden win, it is likely we will see a spike in angry MAGA voters and an increase in white nationalist rhetoric.  With a Trump win, it is likely to show an increase in depression, frustration, and increased BLM protests and COVID challenges. There are also concerns that the election may draw out due to the difficulty processing online ballots or delays with the current administration. Brian Van Brunt and David Denino will host this month’s discussion on the new normal following the elections.

Registration information coming soon!

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Advanced Violence Risk Assessment Certification Course

Tuesday, November 17th-Wednesday, November 18th from 10am-5pm ET

In this course, participants will learn the importance of risk factors related to rampage violence and how this research can be helpful in forming an accurate threat assessment. Instructors will review thirty-five common risk factors on the SIVRA-35 and understand how to apply these during a threat assessment process, explore how the SIVRA-35 can be useful as part of an overall threat assessment approach with at-risk students on a college campus, and discuss practical application issues related to the SIVRA-35 and how it can work in conjunction with other threat assessment tools.

Participants will also:

  • Discuss ways to better manage at-risk students on campus through developing case management and treatment plans to address at-risk behavior.
  • Review common cases of threat from social media posts, emails and creative fiction.
  • Explore and discuss key threat assessment concepts used to better parse the difference between a real threat and other concerning writings.
  • Review how issues of culture, personal background, requirements for certain writing majors and generational differences contribute to the growing concern around threat in creative writing and social media posts.
  • Assess and discuss threat levels from emails or creative fiction and develop intervention plans.

REGISTER HERE

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Webinar: State of the Field: Overview of NaBITA Survey Results

Thursday, November 19th from 2pm-3:30pm ET

The NaBITA 2020 Survey results in! The field of behavioral intervention is ever evolving and improving. To analyze the trends and changes in the field, every two years NaBITA conducts a comprehensive survey aimed at collecting data on trending practices related to team operations, membership, risk assessment, leadership, intervention practices, and more. The results of this survey are critical for team members and administrators as they compare their practices to that of their peers and to the national common practices. This webinar will distill the data from the survey and provide teams with trends in practices to assist in shaping their own approach to behavioral intervention work.

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge related to the common practices for behavioral intervention teams
  • Apply implications of the data to their own team’s operations

REGISTER HERE

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Advanced Threat Management Certification Course

Wednesday, December 2nd-Thursday, December 3rd from 10am-5pm ET

Designed as a follow-up to Advanced Violence Risk Assessment, this course focuses on challenges often encountered following the assessment of violence risk. The presenter(s) have designed a highly interactive and case study-based course, drawing participants into discussions related to the legal, psychological, criminal and case management areas of practice related to managing on going risk.

From managing affective, emotionally driven violence to responding to potential targeted or predatory violence, the presenters will discuss the larger challenges related to the oversight and on-going supervision and treatment of those who remain at the institution with a significant risk profile.

Covering closed communities and marginalized populations, the presenter(s) will address the unique challenges and opportunities to build rapport and tie interventions to specific populations including: individuals with mental illness, those with addictions, marginalized communities, non-traditional students, LGBTQ+, those with suicidal or self-injurious behaviors, athletes, fraternity and sorority life members, and individuals struggling with anger and impulse control.

Special conditions will also be reviewed such as: working with suspended and expelled students, the use of private detectives and fusion centers, return to campus and the public relations issues when individuals show up at board meetings or talk to the press.

REGISTER HERE

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Talking BITs: Supporting Students During Breaks

Friday, December 4th from 2pm-3:30pm ET

Join Makenzie Schiemann and Allison Frost as they discuss how to bridge support and services for students while they are home, or away from classes, during school breaks. This Talking BITs will explore the following:

  • How to determine whether to close a case, keep it open, or monitor the student
  • Strategies for bridging support for students during break
  • Supporting students as they reenter the semester and start classes
  • Strategies for using parents, family, and friends as support systems

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Event Faculty

Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.

President, NaBITA

Brian Van Brunt is a Partner in TNG, the President of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA), and a past-president of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). He has...

David J. Denino, LPC, NCC

Director Emeritus of Counseling Services, Southern Connecticut State University

David J. Denino has worked in higher education and college counseling over the past several decades and is Director Emeritus of Counseling Services at Southern Connecticut State University. He served ...

Allison Frost

Associate Consultant, TNG

Allison Frost is excited to join the TNG team as an associate. Allison is intimately familiar with the day-to-day challenges facing colleges, universities, and schools, given her decade of experience ...

Tammy Hodo, Ph.D.

President, All Things Diverse LLC

Dr. Hodo is from Milwaukee, WI. She obtained her doctorate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies with a minor in Sociology. She has served in a variety of college administ...

Scott Lewis, J.D.

Partner, TNG

W. Scott Lewis, J.D. is a Partner with TNG, LLC. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of ATIXA, the Association for Title IX Administrators and NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Tea...

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S

Vice President and Interim Executive Director, NaBITA

Makenzie Schiemann is the Vice President of Case Management Initiatives for TNG and the Executive Director for the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA). Makenzie started her prof...

Chris Taylor, Ph.D.

Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct at Wright State University

Chris Taylor is a 23-year veteran of Higher Education and has worked in a variety of institutional settings, public and private, large and small. Chris spent the first 10 years of his career in a vari...

Jacques S. Whitfield, J.D.

Senior Consultant, Trainer, and Presenter, CPS HR Consulting

Jacques has over 20 years of experience in human resources management, employment relations and legal compliance matters for both public sector and private sector employers. His public sector experien...

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Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation email providing you with your personalized link to the 2020 NaBITA Course Lobby. This page will provide you with all the information you need for your course. Zoom links and materials will be posted to the Lobby at least 7-days prior to your course start date.

The course materials will remain available to you in the lobby for 3-months after your Certification Course.

All registration fees include attendance for all days of training and extensive training materials. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including Super Members and retainer clients.

For certification courses only, certificates will be included. Instructions on how to access your certificate will be sent within 7-10 days of the training completion.

For webinars only, a recording of the training will be sent to each attendee.

NaBITA reserves the right to record any of our Training & Certification Courses. Participating indicates your assent to being recorded, and for that recording to be used by NaBITA for any purposes. If you prefer not to be recorded, please contact us once you register, and we will make arrangements for your participation without identification.

Talking BITs
Free to Public

Webinars
$249/members
$349/non-members
To purchase: register for each webinar above!

Webinar Bundled Pricing:
Attend all 6 webinars at a discounted rate, and save over $500!
$999/members
$1,499/non-members
To purchase: click here to register for the webinar package!

Certification Courses
Early Bird PricingEnds 30 days before course
$1,199/person for members
$1,299/person for non-members

Regular Pricing:
$1,299/person for members
$1,399/person for non-members

If you are interested in a multi-course discount or group pricing, please contact Jamie Kelly at 610-993-0229 x 1016 for information before registering.

Not a member? Click here to join at any level!

Each Training & Certification Course throughout September-December, 2020 has the ability to bundle with our 2020 Annual Conference, being held November 10-11.

By clicking on the ‘Register Now’ links in each course offering, you will be offered a discounted Conference rate prior to check out.

The 15% discounted rate can only be purchased in conjunction with our Training & Certification Courses at point of purchase, as we cannot add in the discount after purchase.

If you require accommodations, access assistance, and/or assistive devices for any of our courses, please email events@nabita.org as soon as possible.

NaBITA reserves the right to record any of our Training & Certification Courses. Participating indicates your assent to being recorded, and for that recording to be used by NaBITA for any purposes. If you prefer not to be recorded, please contact us once you register, and we will make arrangements for your participation without identification.

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