Behavioral Intervention/ Violence Prevention
While interacting with students across the college campuses, faculty and staff may be confronted with situations in which a student displays concerning behavior or inappropriate communication, which is disruptive to the campus environment or creates an environment that may be intimidating or threatening to others. By providing information and assistance, this Behavioral Intervention/ Violence Prevention Plan is designed to assist faculty, staff, and administration in responding to these behaviors.
The Behavioral Intervention/ Violence Prevention Plan is developed around implementation of a Behavioral Intervention/ Violence Prevention Team (BIT). The overall goal of the BIT is to promote a safe environment focused on student learning and student development for all students and staff.
The Behavioral Intervention/ Violence Prevention Team (BIT) is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to serve six major functions for the college.
- Provide staff/ faculty training to recognize concerning, disruptive and/ or threatening behavior;
- Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff, and administration in assisting students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors;
- Gather information to assess situations involving students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors including implementation of a formal threat assessment process;
- Recommend appropriate intervention strategies or refer the student for disciplinary sanctions;
- Connect students with needed campus and community resources; and
- Monitor ongoing behavior of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.
In the event of an emergency or crisis situation that requires immediate attention, call 911
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