Summer Online Training Series

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

Taught by subject matter experts from the leading association for behavioral intervention teams, this summer certification 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.

The Summer Certification Series is the first of its type as each course is offered fully online. Registrants can pursue a combination of certification 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.

If you are interested in a multi-course discount or group pricing, please contact Megan Birster at 610-993-0229 x 1015 for information on group pricing before registering.

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Event Schedule

Monday, June 1st - Tuesday, June 30th 2020

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Standards and Best Practices in Partnership with High Point University

Dates/times of training include:

Monday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 9
from 8:30am -12:00pm ET and 1:00pm – 4:30pm ET

This course provides instructors an opportunity to guide participants through the 20 NaBITA Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams to ensure best practices for an effective team. Whether you are a new team just getting off the ground, or a seasoned team with a few years of experience under your belt, this course delivers an interactive and in-depth look at the standards of practice for team operating procedures and protocols based on survey data, research and literature in the fields of threat assessment, psychology and law enforcement.

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K-12 BIT Basics Certification Course

Dates/times of training include:

Monday, June 22 – Tuesday, June 23 from 1pm – 5pm ET

This two-day course is designed for K-12 schools that are in the early stages of behavioral intervention team development or that do not yet have a team. The focus on this training is two-fold. First, participants will understand the common best practices for team formation and operations. Second, they will be given the practical, hands-on tools to return to their school and beginning the process of implementing a BIT.

While foundational in nature, this course offers much more than a basic overview of how a team functions. The material is designed to offer those forming a BIT in the K-12 arena the key skills needed to develop their team efficiently and with an eye towards effectiveness.

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Monday, July 6th - Saturday, August 1st 2020

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Case Management & Intervention

Dates/times of training include:

Wednesdays in July-
The 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 11am-1pm ET and 2pm-4pm ET

You know how to use the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool and have a plan for addressing more serious threats that come to the attention of your BIT. You’ve conducted the assessment and met with the student of concern. What happens next?

This certification course will offer BIT members clear guidance and skills when it comes to intervening with an at-risk student and managing the student after the initial assessment and intervention. Intervention and case management in higher education have been a growing area within counseling centers, behavioral intervention teams, student conduct, and student affairs. This practical, hands-on, two-day training event will review best practices and address how to effectively work with at-risk students to assist in providing better access to services and resources and improve their academic standing.

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Advanced Strategies for BIT

Dates/times of training include:

Mondays in July-
The 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th from 11am-1pm ET and 2pm-4pm ET

Now that your team is in line with NaBITA’s Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams, the presenters of this course will offer guidance and instruction on how to best  ensure your team is running at optimal effectiveness.  Presenters will begin the course by facilitating a self-assessment for each participant to assess the functioning of their BIT.  Course content will then focus on specific strategies improving team functioning including group dynamics and communication skills, threat assessment and interview skills, and mandated assessments, including how to use the SIVRA-35 as a violence risk assessment. Participants should note that this course does not provide an in-depth teaching of the 20 NaBITA Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams, but rather focuses on advanced strategies for teams already in line with the standards.

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SIVRA-35

Date/times of training include:

Thursday July 9th:
9am-11am ET; lunch and video break 11am-2pm; 2pm-4pm ET

The Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) is a thirty-five-item inventory that is used to assist Behavioral Intervention Team members and clinical staff in conducting a more thorough and research-based violence risk assessment. The SIVRA-35 is designed to assist with individuals identified as elevated, severe, or extreme risk by the NaBITA Risk Rubric or using similar methodologies. The SIVRA-35 can be used as a structured questionnaire or can be scored to provide the assessor a low, moderate, or high rating of risk for a range of behaviors, including direct communicated threats, observable behaviors/language/factors, and contextual environmental factors.

This is a non-certification course.

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Advanced Threat Management in Partnership with Henry Ford College

Dates/times of training include:

Tuesday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 15
from 8:30am -12:00pm ET and 1:00pm – 4:30pm 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.

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Looking Glass Master Certification Course

Dates/times of training include:

Friday, July 17
from 10:00am -1:30pm PT

Attorney Scott Lewis, Dr. Brian Van Brunt, and Officer Jeff Solomon will host two 90-minute sessions to finalize your Looking Glass Behavioral Threat Assessment training.  This session will focus on taking the theory learned in Part 1 and honing your skills in conducting an actual case-assessment. Attendees will leave with confidence in analyzing key elements of social media and written threats, along with gaining practical experience in report writing.

Three Case Studies in Looking Glass (10am – 11:30am PST)

Three Case Reports using Looking Glass (12:00pm – 1:30pm PST)

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Advanced Violence Risk Assessment in Partnership with National University

Dates/times of training include:

Wednesday, July 29 – Thursday, July 30
from 8:30am -12:00pm PT and 1:00pm – 4:30pm PT

More and more campuses are looking to in-source the capacity to perform violence risk assessments by behavioral intervention and threat assessment teams. This course will review NaBITA’s various assessment tools, including the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35), Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2), Extremist Risk Intervention Scale (ERIS), and social media threat.

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Tuesday, August 4th - Thursday, August 27th 2020

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Advanced Strategies for BIT in Partnership with Oberlin College

Dates/times of training include:

Monday, August 3 – Tuesday, August 4
from 8:30am -12:00pm ET and 1:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Now that your team is in line with NaBITA’s Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams, the presenters of this course will offer guidance and instruction on how to best  ensure your team is running at optimal effectiveness.  Presenters will begin the course by facilitating a self-assessment for each participant to assess the functioning of their BIT.  Course content will then focus on specific strategies improving team functioning including group dynamics and communication skills, threat assessment and interview skills, and mandated assessments, including how to use the SIVRA-35 as a violence risk assessment. Participants should note that this course does not provide an in-depth teaching of the 20 NaBITA Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams, but rather focuses on advanced strategies for teams already in line with the standards.

Learn more.

REGISTER NOW

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Advanced Violence Risk Assessment

Dates/times of training include:

Tuesdays in August-
The 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th from 11am-1pm ET and 2pm-4pm ET

More and more campuses are looking to in-source the capacity to perform violence risk assessments by behavioral intervention and threat assessment teams. This course will review NaBITA’s various assessment tools, including the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35), Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2), Extremist Risk Intervention Scale (ERIS), and social media threat.

Learn more.

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Advanced Threat Management

Dates/times of training include:

Thursdays in August-
The 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th from 11am-1pm ET and 2pm-4pm 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.

Learn more.

REGISTER NOW

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Case Management & Intervention

Dates/times of training include:

Monday, August 10 – Tuesday, August 11
from 10:00am-12pm ET; 1pm-5:00pm ET

You know how to use the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool and have a plan for addressing more serious threats that come to the attention of your BIT. You’ve conducted the assessment and met with the student of concern. What happens next?

This certification course will offer BIT members clear guidance and skills when it comes to intervening with an at-risk student and managing the student after the initial assessment and intervention. Intervention and case management in higher education have been a growing area within counseling centers, behavioral intervention teams, student conduct, and student affairs. This practical, hands-on, two-day training event will review best practices and address how to effectively work with at-risk students to assist in providing better access to services and resources and improve their academic standing.

Learn more.

REGISTER NOW

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Advanced Violence Risk Assessment in Partnership with Franklin & Marshall College

Dates/times of training include:

Thursday, August 13 – Friday, August 14,
from 8:30am -12:00pm ET and 1:00pm – 4:30pm ET

More and more campuses are looking to in-source the capacity to perform violence risk assessments by behavioral intervention and threat assessment teams. This course will review NaBITA’s various assessment tools, including the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35), Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2), Extremist Risk Intervention Scale (ERIS), and social media threat.

Learn more.

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Event Speakers

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...

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 ...

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...

Jeff Solomon

Vice President of Safety Initiatives, TNG

A nationally recognized expert and consultant in school safety who has been in law enforcement for nearly three decades, Jeffrey Solomon currently serves as Vice President of Safety Initiatives at TNG...

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Registration:

One-Day Rate: $699 (SIVRA-35 and Looking Glass Courses)
Multi-Day Rate: $1,199 (Certification Courses)

Please contact Megan Birster at 610-993-0229 x 1015 for information on group pricing.

This training will be hosted virtually, via Zoom.

Registered attendees will receive a code to sign into the training via Zoom Web Conferencing Services. Sign-in will be required for all days of training and will be tracked for certification purposes. A recording of the training will be sent to each attendee.

Click here for a full list of courses, including dates and times.

Training & Certification Course registration fee includes attendance for all days of training and extensive training materials. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including Super Members and retainer clients. Certification included, unless indicated otherwise.

Training and Certification registrations include a one-month Individual Membership* with purchase. Information on membership registration and access will be provided 7-10 business days following completion of registration.

*Limit one membership per person, even if attending multiple courses. Membership is non-transferrable. Membership with registration cannot serve as a renewal to current members. Membership with registration available to new members only. Membership cannot be retroactively applied.

Additional policies related to membership with registration can be found here.

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