Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Do you know what to do when a student exhibits behaviors that are inappropriate or constitute a danger to themselves or others? Do you have a process in place to respond when a student exhibits behaviors that may be indicators of a mental health problem? A Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a multidisciplinary group that meets regularly and receives and tracks reports of disruptive, problematic, or concerning behavior or misconduct. The BIT also performs threat assessments and provides intervention, support and appropriate follow up. Whether used in a K-12, higher education or workplace environment, the focus of a BIT is on caring and prevention before an incident occurs. This session will provide an overview of the composition and function of a Behavioral Intervention Team and make recommendations for the type of training BIT members should receive. An example illustrating mental health concerns, threat assessment, appropriate case management and community referrals will be shared.
Session Sneak Peek
Learning Objective 1: Attendees will understand the composition and function of a Behavioral Intervention Team and the type of training BIT members should receive.
Learning Objective 2: Attendees will identify effective strategies for assessing threats involving mental health problems.
Learning Objective 3: Attendees will examine the case management role of a Behavioral Intervention Team and identify appropriate interventions, responses and support resources.