Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

Lee College Behavioral Intervention Team: Creating a Community of Care

Overview

The BIT is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated, and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of Lee College community. The team meets regularly to review referrals brought forward by faculty, staff, and students regarding behaviors of individuals that can be concerning, disruptive, or threatening — behaviors that potentially impede their own or others’ ability to function successfully or safely.

Behavioral Intervention Core Team

The Core Team, established in November 2016, consists of representation from student affairs, advising and counseling, disability services, faculty, and security. Since the beginning, the Team recognizes the importance for the college community to be aware and comfortable in the established processes with a goal to create a culture of reporting for the campus.

Meeting Schedule

The Core Team meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters (and on a monthly basis in the summer) to discuss cases, and to review processes. Using a case management approach, the BIT reviews each situation, gathers information, makes an assessment, and recommends appropriate intervention strategies which may include connecting the student with campus and/or community resources or referral to a disciplinary action. There is also ongoing monitoring of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.

How to Report a Concern

It is the responsibility of individuals within the campus community to immediately report any concerning behaviors. Each report will be reviewed for appropriate action. There are two ways an individual can be referred to the BIT.