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Training for BIT/CARE/TAT Professionals

Behavior Intervention, Campus Assessment Response & Education, and/or Threat Assessment Teams (BIT/CARE/TAT teams) exist on every UW campus and serve a critical role in early identification, support, and deterrence of escalation for students exhibiting behavioral signs of distress, disruption, or potential danger to self or others. In 2020, UW System President Ray Cross approved a behavioral health workgroup recommendation to sponsor bi-annual training opportunities to help these multidisciplinary teams stay current on best practices. 

  • The first set of seminar sessions is scheduled for August 2021. See session titles below for more information.
  • Our goal is to provide opportunities for campus professionals across the UW System to hone their skills in detecting and responding to potentially high-risk situations, leading to the prevention of individual and campus tragedies and contributing to student well-being and success
  • Each session will be conducted virtually via ZOOM and will be recorded. Session recordings will be uploaded to the website post meeting.
  • Browse our speaker bios to learn more about their backgrounds.
TRAINING Sessions:

Session 1 – 8/05/21, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (JOIN VIA ZOOM HERE): Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management by Gene Deisinger, Ph.D., President, Deisinger Consulting, LLC

Session 2 – 08/09/21, 1:00 – 4:30 PM (JOIN VIA ZOOM HERE): Legal Issues and Other Hot Topics, by Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., President, National Association for Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment (NABITA) & Daniel Swinton, J.D., ED.D., President, TNG Consulting

Session 3 – 08/10/21, 1:00 – 4:30 PM (JOIN VIA ZOOM HERE): Case Management, by Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., President, National Association for Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment (NABITA)

Session 4 – 08/11/21, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (JOIN VIA ZOOM HERE): Non-Clinical Assessment of Suicide, by Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., President, National Association for Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment (NABITA)

Training Materials

Please visit the training resources page for access to meeting materials (handouts, videos, worksheets) and session recordings using your UW System credentials.