2019 Regional Conference

Hosted by Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA

April 11 & 12, 2019

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Please join us for NaBITA’s second annual Regional Conference in Pleasant Hill, CA! The work we all do is increasingly complex and caseloads continue to grow. Specifically designed to highlight the most up-to-date and difficult issues of the day, and taught by NaBITA’s leading experts and practitioners, the Regional Conference is unlike any other NaBITA program. The Regional Conference has the feel of an institute, is hosted in a campus setting, and was developed to foster collaboration, support, and the exchange of ideas and successful practices. Join us to refresh, renew, and learn.

Registration for this event is closed, as we have reached maximum capacity. 
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Offerings

The conference will include training from ten of NaBITA’s board members, consultants, and NCHERM partners. The schedule includes large panel discussions and several concurrent sessions throughout the day. Bring your entire team and decide which sessions are best for you!

Sessions will include:

  • BIT Overview and 2019 NaBITA Risk Rubric Update
  • Review of Recent Attacks
  • Onboarding the BIT
  • Faculty Panel Questions & Case Studies
  • Concurrent Sessions:
    • Law Enforcement, BIT and Threat Assessment
    • Case Management and the BIT 101
    • Cultural Competency, Closed Communities and Bias on the BIT
    • Practical Case Studies Using the NaBITA Risk Rubric
    • Counseling and Conduct
    • Overview of NaBITA Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams and BIT Care Manual
    •  How to be an Effective Chair of the BIT
    • Introduction to the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35)
    • Legal Issues and the BIT
    • Case Management and the BIT 102
    • Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2)
    • Extremist Risk Intervention Scale (ERIS)
    • From Blah to Brilliant- Taking your BIT to the Next Level
    • A Foster Youth Primer for BIT & CARE Teams

Faculty

  • Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group
  • W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President
  • Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC
  • Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University
  • David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President
  • Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University
  • Chris Brown, DPREP, Inc.
  • Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant
  • Erin Halligan-Avery, Ph.D., Director, Wellness Programs and Service, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Poppy Fitch, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, ADA/Title IX Coordinator, Ashford University

Important Dates and Deadlines

Registration Opens: Monday, November 26, 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday, March 8, 2019
Regular Registration Closes: Friday, March 29, 2019

Registration

Registration for this event is closed, as we have reached maximum capacity. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Conference Early Bird Registration (Register by Friday, March 8, 2019)
    • $499 per person for Non-members
    • $449 per person for Individual NaBITA Members
    • $429 per person for Team/Super/Standard/Enhanced NaBITA Members
  • Conference Regular Registration (After Friday, March 8, 2019)
    • $569 per person for Non-members
    • $519 per person for Individual NaBITA Members
    • $499 per person for Team/Super/Standard/Enhanced NaBITA Members

All registrations for 2019 trainings include access to regularly updated electronic training materials, including the full deck of training slides.

Access to materials is delivered via email to each attendee 5 days prior to the training.

Schedule

Time

Both days of training will run 9:00AM-5:00PM. Registration will begin at 8:30AM.

The below schedule is subject to change. The website will be updated with any changes to reflect current session and conference schedules.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • 8:00AM-9:00AM: Registration & Continental breakfast
  • 9:00AM-10:30AM: BIT Overview and NaBITA Risk Rubric 2019 Update
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM: Break
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM: Concurrent Session 1: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:30PM-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30PM-3:00PM: Concurrent Session 2: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM: Break
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM: Concurrent Session 3: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • 8:30AM-9:00AM: Continental breakfast
  • 9:00AM-10:30AM: Onboarding the BIT
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM: Break
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM: Concurrent Session 4: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:30PM-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30PM-3:00PM: Concurrent Session 5: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM: Break
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM: Faculty Panel Questions & Case Studies

Session Descriptions

Day One – Thursday, April 11

BIT Overview and 2019 NaBITA Risk Rubric Update

Be the first to see the 2019 update to the NaBITA Risk Rubric!

The NaBITA Risk Rubric has enjoyed broad acceptance at hundreds of schools with thousands of staff members. First created in 2009 and updated in 2014, the Risk Rubric will receive essential updates such as:

  • Updated intervention sets with respect to K-8, grade 9 through college, and workplace settings, allowing for specifically tailored interventions related to parental/guardian notification and intervention strategies
  • Increased clarity and research support for the D-scale items related to affective violence, mental health crisis, and environmental stress
  • Vectors that offer a directionality to the assessment of risk
  • Movement toward more academic/scientific language on the harm-to-others scale, with objective descriptions and increased clarity

Join us for a discussion of BIT foundational issues and review of the new changes to the NaBITA Risk Rubric. The presenters will also assist participants in applying this tool to triaging risk and moving towards consistent and appropriate interventions.

Concurrent Session One

  • Session A: Law Enforcement, BIT and Threat Assessment
    Presented by Chris Brown, DPREP, Inc., and  Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University

This session will be presented by law enforcement officers and follow a case study format. Issues to be discussed will include: 1) addressing parallel processes among conduct, counseling, on-campus law enforcement and off-campus criminal charges, 2) Role of the fusion center, 3) differences between sworn and non-sworn police, community policing efforts and threat assessment.

  • Session B: Case Management and the BIT 101
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC

This session will review the role of case management on the BIT. This first session will review the place for case managers in higher education, the differences between clinical and non-clinical case managers, how schools can build this capacity, and the theory behind a solution-focused, advocacy-based approach to student care.

  • Session C: Cultural Competency, Closed Communities and Bias on the BIT
    Presented by Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

This session will address the importance of mitigating bias and addressing marginalized populations respectfully and fairly through the BIT.

Concurrent Session Two

  • Session A: Practical Case Studies Using the NaBITA Risk Rubric
    Presented by Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

The NaBITA Risk Rubric is the central tool used by BITs across the country as an initial triage to better categorize behaviors. This session will review the tool and provide case examples of how the tool can be used to better assess the level of concern and move toward an appropriate intervention

  • Session B: Counseling and Conduct
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Chris Brown, DPREP, Inc.

This session looks at the interplay between counseling and conduct on the BIT. The session stresses the importance of relationships and how these two departments are integral to a well-functioning BIT.

  • Session C: Overview of NaBITA Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams and BIT Care Manual
    Presented by Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University and Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University

This session reviews the new standards of practice document developed by the NaBITA Advisory Board and the CARE manual template.

Concurrent Session Three

  • Session A: Review of Recent Attacks
    Presented by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

This session will review some of the most recent incidents of targeted violence. Presenters will share with participants practical take-a-ways to keep their campuses safer.

  • Session B: From Blah to Brilliant- Taking your BIT to the Next Level
    Presented by Erin Halligan-Avery, Ph.D., Director, Wellness Programs and Service, Rochester Institute of Technology

Whether your Behavioral Intervention Team is in its beginning stages or at a more advanced level of development, this session will help you think through ways of improving your BIT in the following areas: advertising, streamlining communication between departments, organizing student information, locating sources of funding, and improving follow through. Join us if you’re ready to advance your team in new and unique ways!

  • Session C: A Foster Youth Primer for BIT & CARE Teams
    Presented by Poppy Fitch, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, ADA/Title IX Coordinator, Ashford University

As institutions increase their focus on serving the needs of the foster youth on their campuses, the adult outcomes of college students who are foster youth continue to paint a compelling and troubling picture. The focus of this presentation will be to provide an overview of issues facing foster youth on college campuses and explore promising practices in serving them through the lens of BIT and CARE Teams.

Participants will:

  • Engage in a review of contemporary research on college students who are foster youth
  • Be introduced to an emerging framework for supporting the success of foster youth on your campus
  • Engage in discussion of strengths and opportunities to improve service to foster youth through the lens of BIT and CARE Teams

Day Two – Friday, April 12

 

Onboarding the BIT

Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University, Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

This session will show several examples of how to on-board new BIT members to the team. This will be done through video examples and discussions. The session will include: case management, the chair of the team, conduct, counseling, and law enforcement.

Concurrent Session Four

  • Session A: How to be an Effective Chair of the BIT
    Presented by Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC

BIT leadership is a difficult process. There are many balls in the air to juggle, competing personalities on the team, and pressure from students, parents, staff and faculty to be responsive to potential acts of violence. This session will review several best practices when it comes to leadership of the BIT.

  • Session B: Introduction to the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35)
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

This session teaches the basics of the SIVRA-35 intervention and will use a video case study to walk participants through the scoring of this threat assessment tool.

  • Session C: Legal Issues and the BIT
    Presented by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President

Join NCHERM partners as they walk you through an overview of legal pitfalls and challenges BITs face as related to student conduct, ADA/OCR, free speech, threat assessment, parental involvement, FERPA, HIPAA, and state confidently laws.

Concurrent Session Five

  • Session A: Case Management and the BIT 102
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC

This workshop will focus on practical skills needed in case management related to working with difficult clients, managing defensiveness, assessing suicide, making appropriate referrals and building rapport. This session will use video vignettes to engage the audience and review the skills related to case management.

  • Session B: Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2)
    Presented byBrian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

The VRAW2 is used to assess pieces of written work that contain direct threats or violent themes of concern. This session will review the assessment tool and use case studies to walk participants through the application of the concepts.

  • Session C: Extremist Risk Intervention Scale (ERIS)
    Presented by Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University

This session will review the risk and protective factors related to extremist violence. The presenters will outline what BITs should be assessing and how mobilization factors can be used to better assess the movement to action.

Faculty Panel Questions & Case Studies

Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University, Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

Based on feedback from previous years, these open session conversations with participants were one of the most requested sessions. We will review legal, counseling, conduct, case management and law enforcement questions from participants during the session. Several case studies will be used to infuse the discussion and allow the audience to work in small groups to discuss practical application concepts.

Logistics

Training Facility

Hospitality Services Center (HSF), Diablo Room
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Campus Map

Parking

Complimentary parking will be provided to all attendees. Further details forthcoming.

Travel

Airport

Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
Approximate distance from campus: 31 miles from campus
Ground transportation options: BART, Lyft, Uber, Taxi

Bus

County Connection
Bus numbers 9, 18, 20, 28, 649 all stop at Diablo Valley College

Lodging

Hilton Concord*
1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520
Approximate distance from campus: 2.2 miles

*A small room block has been coordinated at the Hilton Concord. Please click here to make reservations online. You may also make a reservation by calling 925-827-2000 or 1-800-826-2644. Be sure to let the agent know you are with NaBITA or NBI to receive the reduced rate of $169/night.

Attractions

Enjoy your visit and discover Pleasant Hill!

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Breaks

Diablo Valley College will provide a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack break each day.

Attire

Attire is business casual with an emphasis on casual. Room temperatures may vary; layers are encouraged.

Electrical Outlets

If wish to use a laptop to take notes, please have your computer fully charged and consider bringing a back-up battery, as there are not enough outlets in the room for individual use. Staff will not be available on-site to provide any electrical cords or technological assistance.

TRIAL MEMBERSHIPS

All registrations for 2019 trainings include complimentary three-month Individual Trial Memberships for attendees who have no previous membership history with NaBITA. Active trial members have access to the full benefits of the corresponding membership level.

Complimentary and free trial memberships are not transferable unless the corresponding event registration is/was transferred as well.

Complimentary trial memberships that come with hotel or campus-based event registrations have no monetary value and cannot be applied towards a membership upgrade.

NaBITA will send trial members an email with instructions to activate their trial membership account. Trial membership expiration dates are three months from the date NaBITA sends the initial membership redemption email, regardless of when the membership is redeemed and activated.

Active trial members have access to the full benefits of the corresponding membership level.

NaBITA’s policies provide additional guidance regarding complimentary trial memberships.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Special accommodation parking is available and training facility is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter is available with advance notice and request. Hosts require advance notice of any dietary restrictions. Please contact NaBITA with any accommodation request(s). Be sure to specify which training you are attending in your correspondence.

POLICIES

NaBITA’s policies provide guidance on cancellations, substitutions, and credits.


*Although a registration deadline is outlined above, it is possible that the training may reach capacity before that date. If this happens, registration will closed earlier than scheduled. Please have registration confirmed before making travel and lodging accommodations.