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The CPTC Behavioral Intervention Team is a multidisciplinary team that supports faculty, staff and students in proactively addressing students of concern on our campus. BIT exists to proactively identify, intervene and respond to student behaviors that cause others concern and/or fear that the students poses a danger to self, others or the college community. The Behavioral Intervention Team is part of CPTC's campus safety efforts.
To proactively build and sustain community with a comprehensive, collaborative team that identifies behaviors that risk harm to self or others.
Assist students via educational rather than punitive means, according to established procedures while protecting privacy and individuals' rights.
Monitor problematic behavior by providing consultation, referrals and support to staff and faculty.
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The CPTC Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) investigates unusual student actions and interactions to develop appropriate intervention plans as necessary.
The following steps help guide the CPTC Behavioral Intervention Team:
Please Note: BIT is not meant to replace standard classroom management strategies or usual college resources and services like Counseling, Student Conduct, Disability Resources for Student or other resources. If you have a concern about possible threat of harm to self or others, refer to BIT.
Through direct observation or disclosure of information identify possible warning signs and determine the severity of the student behavior. Please see the Student of Concern Categories and follow the appropriate response.
Contact a Behavioral Intervention Team member who will connect you with the designated BIT screener for that time period by calling 253-589-5522 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Unusual, annoying or disruptive behavior that is not dangerous or threatening in the classroom.
Appropriate response: Follow student due process. Forms can be found on the CPTC support page. Document all behaviors and any discussions, meetings or actions taken.
The student exhibits behavior that is perceived as unusual or disturbing, but does not include physical contact or clear threats of harm. For example, innuendo, perceived stalking, strange expressions, veiled threats, etc.
Appropriate Response: Follow student due process AND contact Behavioral Intervention Team Member to make a report. Student Due Process forms can be found on the CPTC support page.
The team will plan an intervention with the student, with input from faculty and security, if applicable.
The student has threatened to harm themselves or someone else. There is a clear and direct threat or target.