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NaBITA MEMBER NEWSLETTER
June 20, 2013
This week NaBITA is pleased to spotlight its Sample Mental Health Concerns Assessment Letter
TIP OF THE WEEK
Mandated Assessment: Part Four
Informed Consent Document
Remember the case of Jessica from Part III of this series? Jessica yells at other students in class and behaves erratically while alternating between hysteria, tearfulness, rage and despair. The next day, she continues by posting odd and hate-filled rants on Facebook along with a picture of a handgun. The behavior and Facebook content is reported to the campus BIT.
Part III outlined the importance of gathering information prior to meeting with Jessica to give the assessment in question a better context.
Another essential part of any assessment is the inclusion of a well-developed informed consent document. To learn more about the purpose of informed consent documents, click here.
UPCOMING EVENTS FROM NaBITA
NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, SIVRA-35, and CheckMate Certification Training
BIT Best Practices Certification Course
November 13-17, 2013 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL
VIOLENCE AND GENDER
NaBITA is proud to announce that Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., President-Elect and Advisory Board Member, has joined the Editorial Board of the timely and important new peer-reviewed journal, Violence and Gender. The quarterly, open, in print and online journal will make its debut in late 2013 as the newest of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publisher’s many peer reviewed publications related to cutting edge topics and emerging areas of fundamental research.
Male-perpetrated violence such as the tragedies at the Boston Marathon, Sandy Hook School and Columbine are increasing in their number, nature and impacts. The motives, conditions and circumstances for such behaviors are poorly understood. The purpose of Violence and Gender is to provide comprehensive investigation of the gender basis, root causes and contributing factors of violent acts with the goals of identifying risk factors and early onset behaviors that are red flags for this type of violence. The goal of the Journal will be to better understand, predict and prevent acts of violence through the critical examination of biological, genetic, behavioral, psychological, racial, ethnic and cultural factors as they relate to the gender of perpetrators of violence. Violence and Gender will be a “must-read” information source for all related disciplines impacted and interested in acts of violence.
Beginning with its premier issue, Violence and Gender will be available to library and institutional subscribers in 40 countries. Additionally, the content will be free online to 104 developing nations identified by the World Health Organization.
ANNOUNCING J-BIT, A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC JOURNAL FOR BIT RESEARCH
The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association announces the launch of its flagship, peer-reviewed academic journal, The Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention (J-BIT). J-BIT is a multi-disciplinary journal intended to encourage academic research and scholarship regarding the function, design, operation, and assessment of campus Behavioral Intervention Teams (BITs) at two- and four-year colleges and universities.
To learn more about J-BIT and how to submit your scholarship, click here.
LINKS TO RELEVANT ARTICLES
For more information on NaBITA, visit www.nabita.org or contact:
Samantha Dutill, Associate Executive Director
116 E. King Street
Malvern, PA 19355