Welcome to NaBITA: National Behavioral Intervention Teams

Behavioral Intervention Teams for Schools, Campuses, and the Workplace

The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) is an organization for the support and professional development of behavioral intervention team members.

NaBITA is committed to providing education, resources and support to professionals in schools and in the workplace who endeavor every day to make their campuses and workplaces safer through caring prevention and intervention.


Upcoming Events


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2014 Annual Conference and Campus Threat Management Institute

November 19th – 23rd, 2014
Bonita Springs, FL

Both events to run concurrently.

Click here to register online.

The registration deadline for this training event is Friday, November 7th, 2014.

Click here to visit the conference page.

Join NaBITA Today

NaBITA members receive a wealth of member resources and materials, access to our member listserv and weekly newsletter with a Tip of the Week, and discounted registration rates to our Online Trainings, BIT Best Practices Certification Courses, and annual conference.  Click here to join or renew online.  Click here to download our membership registration form.

Members have access to Model Protocols, Membership ListServ, NaBITA Newsletter, Expert Panel, Event Discounts, and more! Learn about Behavioral Intervention Teams.

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7.23.14 > Ending Campus Violence book by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. reviewed in Security Management Magazine. Click here to read the review.

6.4.14 > The 2014 BIT Survey is open!  Please take a moment to complete the survey at the following this link. Results will be shared at the 2014 NaBITA conference as well as on the NaBITA website.

5.26.14 > Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. quoted on KTVU.com. Click here to read the article.

5.26.14 > Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. interviewed on KTVU.com. Click here to watch the video.

5.2.14 > Brett A. Sokolow, J.D. quoted in Homeland Security Today. Click here to read the article.

4.30.14 > Brett A. Sokolow, J.D. quoted in The Wall Street Journal. Click here to read the article.

4.22.14 > Introducing the 2014 NaBITA Whitepaper.  Click here to read the 2014 whitepaper, Threat Assessment in the Campus Setting. Click here to read the official press release.

4.4.14 > The 2014 NaBITA Annual Conference Call for Programs is open!  Please click here for more information on submitting a session proposal.  The submission deadline is July 15th.

3.18.14 > The 2014 Conference site is live!  Please visit our conference page for more information on NaBITA’s 6th Annual Conference, as well as our Campus Threat Management Institute.

2.25.14 > The NCHERM Group announces the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) Program & Online Training Portal

Button Have you been certified as a Title IX Coordinator or investigator by ATIXA?  Has your BIT been certified by NaBITA?  Are you considering obtaining these certifications?  Do you benefit from ongoing professional development from The NCHERM Group?

If so, the CCC program is for you.  The NCHERM Group has heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and is excited to announce a new online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program.


2.6.14 > NaBITA issues Position Statement on 504 and Campus Direct Threat Determinations. Click here to read the statement.

January 2014 > Registration for the BIT Best Practices Certification Course in St. Louis is open.  Join us in St. Louis, MO, April 7-9, 2014.  For more information, click here.

November 2013 > Registration for the BIT Best Practices Certification Course at Concordia University Irvine is open.  Join us in Irvine, CA, February 26-28, 2014.  For more information, click here.

November 2013 > Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention call for submissions is open.  The second  edition of the NaBITA Journal is seeking submissions for publication.  For more information, please click here to download our call for submissions.

November 2013 > Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention flagship publication is available for download on your member page.  Want a sneak peak at the 2013 journal?  Click here to view the table of contents, preface, and introductory paragraph of each article.

November 2013 > Thank you to everyone who attended our 2013 Conference and Campus Threat Management Institute.  Information on our 2014 conference will be available in the spring.

September 2013 > NaBITA announces new Online Trainings! The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world. The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, SCOPE, ATIXA and NaBITA, have identified experts from numerous fields to bring you quality online programs that address the most pressing needs in threat assessment, prevention education, sexual assault response, higher education legal issues, administrative best practices and risk management. Click here for more information on our online training offerings.


August 7, 2012 > The NaBITA Book on BIT

Book-on-BIT-cover-jpg-smallerThe NaBITA Book on BIT, which debuted at the 2011 conference and is available on the members-only pages, is now available in hardcopy.  This 147-page text is co-authored by Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Luis W. Manzo, Ph.D., Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., John Byrnes, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. and provides valuable resources for forming and operating effective behavioral intervention teams on college campuses.

The Book on BIT is available in paperback for members and non-members, as well as in PDF form for non-members.  Click here to order.




NaBITA members who joined in August, September or October, now is the time to renew your membership!  We have extended our membership discount drive!  Please download our membership renewal form here, or click here to renew online.


Updates on the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool Recently, some of you may have received an email from John Byrnes advertising a webinar on his aggression-based body of knowledge.  That email stated John’s opinion that the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool is incomplete and that using it as the sole source to evaluate the potential for violence on a college campus could be problematic.  We agree with that statement.  Please click here for NaBITA’s full response.