BIT Best Practices Certification Course

Upcoming BIT Best Practices Certification Courses

Now that your team is up and running, you must ensure that it is operating at maximum effectiveness. Do you need to increase your team’s proficiency and benchmark your practices against best practices?

NaBITA has designed this certification to give your team the insights it needs to go to the next level, provided by the national experts who have led the charge toward behavioral intervention from the start. Your faculty helped implement the CUBIT model at more than 700 college and university campuses. Attendees will have the opportunity to spend two days with colleagues and national experts who can address your questions, commiserate with your challenges, and share creative solutions to move your team forward.

Participants will be furnished with comprehensive materials and resources on a private website. Additionally each participant will also receive a NaBITA Certificate of Completion. More importantly, you’ll have a chance to spend two days with colleagues and national experts who can address your questions, commiserate with your challenges, and share creative solutions to move your team forward.

DAY ONE — OVERVIEW OF BIT FORMATION, OPERATION AND BEST PRACTICES

8:30am to 10:30am – Introduction

  • BIT Overview, Comparative models for BIT, Threat Assessment and Violence Risk Assessment
  • Incorporating violence risk assessment as a team function
  • Importance of prevention and early identification
  • Developing a team mission, components of risk, pathway to violence
  • Focus on student-based risks, as well as faculty and staff
  • Performing interventions and assessing for effectiveness
  • Integration with campus risk management programs and risk mitigation strategies

10:30am to 10:45am – Break

10:45am to 12:15pm – Team Function/Formation; BIT Integration in Prevention Efforts

  • Key elements in Threat Assessment
  • Case management in higher education
  • Demographic team structure/formation based on most recent NABITA survey
  • Nurturing the referral source
  • Marketing the team and teaching community to identifying behaviors of concern
  • Training and educating the community on what to report and how
  • Record keeping
    • Developing comprehensive databases
    • Longitudinal monitoring
    • Identifying behavior patterns and trends

12:15pm to 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm to 2:45pm – Advanced Topics/Team Operations

  • Utilizing mandated psychological assessment
  • Best practices for voluntary and involuntary medical/psychological leaves
  • Voluntary and involuntary withdrawals
  • Groupthink and conformity

2:45pm to 3:00pm – Break

3:00pm to 4:30pm – Advanced Topics/Team Operations

  • Normalizing and rationalization
  • Expanding team responsibilities
  • Understanding leakage and social media threat
  • Making appropriate use of data mining, listening platforms and social media
  • Team cultural sensitivity: diversity, micro-aggressions and minority populations

DAY TWO — NaBITA TOOL

8:30am to 10:30am – Understanding the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool

  • Threat assessment within the BIT model
  • Using formalized protocols of explicit engagement techniques and strategies
  • Distinguishing targeted/predatory violence vs. affective violence

10:30am to 10:45am – Break

10:45am to 12:15pm – Three Rubrics in One

  • The D-Scale and mental illness
  • The generalized risk rubric and understanding threat
  • The nine levels of hostility and violence

12:15pm to 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm to 2:45pm – NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool

  • Case study application of the tool

2:45pm to 3:00pm – Break

3:00pm to 4:30pm – Advanced Topics/Team Operations

  • Case study application of the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool