NaBITA Helps Empower the Spread of Case Management Role in Higher Education With New Initiative

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA, www.nabita.org) announces its new case management initiative, and invites school and college case managers to explore the resources available from NaBITA. 

Case management is essential to pre-intervention, intervention-based and post-intervention management of students of concern. NaBITA offers an established national association and conference structure for the professional development of case management and behavioral intervention skills and techniques.

NaBITA has recognized that campus case management and behavioral intervention are tandem tasks that support each other and are complementary to the success of each.  Yet, the fields are developing independently, to the detriment of each. To more effectively integrate BIT and case management efforts, NaBITA has expanded its intentional outreach to case managers.

To that end, case managers will find an affordable new case manager member category, resources and materials for case manager members, a case management track at the annual NaBITA conference, and a case management-focused pre-conference session by and for case managers. A case management board seat has been created on the NaBITA advisory board and a new whitepaper on case management from NaBITA is forthcoming. 

NaBITA Executive Director Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., said at the launch of initiative, "Many BITs rely on case managers, and not just BIT and student affairs case managers, but counseling and employee case managers as well. As a consultant and legal counsel, I regularly recommend to my clients that they create one or more case management positions. We learn much from our case manager members, and I think BIT and case management efforts are most effective when symbiotic."

The annual conference all-day pre-con session on Case Management Essentials will be co-presented by Erica Woodley, M.Ed., Assistant Vice-President of Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Students and Case Manager, Tulane University; Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Director of Counseling and Testing, Western Kentucky University; Josh Gunn, Ph.D., Director, Behavioral Response Programs, Asst. Director, Counseling & Psychological Services Student Success Services, Kennesaw State University; Carolyn Reinach Wolf, J.D., Mental Health Law Expert & Partner, Abrams Law Firm.

As an introduction to NaBITA, this pre-con is being offered for FREE to case managers when they register for the conference. For more information on memberships, the conference and the pre-con, please visit www.nabita.org.

NaBITA hopes that its efforts to broaden its member base to include more case managers will help empower the spread of case management roles, positions and functions in higher education until case management is seen as essential for every school and college.

The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) (www.nabita.org) is the national association for school and college behavioral intervention teams (BITs), with more than 1,000 active members. NaBITA represents a diverse constituency of public, private, community college and four-year institutions.

For more information about NaBITA, please contact Associate Executive Director Samantha Dutill, at 610-993-0229 or Samantha@nabita.org

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SOURCE National Behavioral Intervention Team Association



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