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Behavioral Intervention Team

There are 10 Core Functions of a Behavioral Intervention Team:

  1. Educate the campus community about behaviors of concern and reporting procedures
  2. Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff administration, and students in assisting individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviors
  3. Serve as the central point of contact for individuals reporting aberrant student behavior or behavior that deviates from an established baseline
  4. Triage reports – identifying patterns of aberrant behaviors which might suggest the need for an intervention
  5. Assess threat/risk
  6. Assess available resources
  7. Follow a formalized protocol of instructions for communication, coordination, and intervention
  8. Coordinate follow-up – Connect individuals with needed campus and community resources
  9. Observe ongoing behavior of individuals who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior
  10. Assess long-term success
Sokolow, B., Lewis, W.S., Manzo, L., Schuster, S.,Byrnes, J., & Van Brunt,B. (2011). The Book on BIT. (pp. 7-12).