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UTSA Police Department to host conference on behavioral intervention teams
(Oct. 21, 2009)--UTSA will host the first National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) conference from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, Dec. 10-11 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.01.02) on the Main Campus.
Featured speakers, concurrent sessions and small roundtable sessions will center on discussion of behavioral intervention team practices and the differences between threat assessment and behavioral intervention strategies for behavioral and academic interventions.
NaBITA was formed in response to recent acts of violence in schools and workplaces. The group supports the professional development of behavioral intervention team members by providing education, resources and support to professionals in schools and in the workplace who address behavioral safety concerns.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Rick A. Myer, professor of psychology, counseling and special education at Duquesne University. Myer will open the conference speaking on "Crisis Intervention and Prevention on College Campuses: The Three Cs." Additionally, he will facilitate a follow-up Q&A session and will participate as a roundtable facilitator and closing panelist.
The conference is free and open to the UTSA community, however registration is required. To register and for more information, visit the NaBITA Web site.