The above form should be used when someone observes incidents of concerning, unusual, dangerous or threatening behaviors (see examples listed below). If the incident is an emergency CALL 911.
Distressed Behavior: Students who may be emotionally troubled and/or impacted by a situational stress or traumatic event(s). Examples: anxiety attacks, difficulty concentrating.
Disturbed Behavior: Students who may be behaviorally disruptive, acting in an unusual or bizarre fashion, may be destructive and harmful to self or others. Examples: odd comments, substance abuse/use.
Dysregulated Behavior: Students may be suicidal, para-suicidal (extreme cutting, eating disordered), engaging in risk taking behaviors (e.g. abuse of substances), may be hostile, aggressive, relationally abusive or has trouble regulating emotions and behavior.
Ask yourself, "Is this person at risk to harm themselves or others?" If yes, click on the above referral form and provide more information.
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
DCTC's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) was established to maintain and support a safe and healthy learning environment by providing a mechanism by which students, staff and faculty can identify, report and address student behaviors affecting the safety of the campus. BIT meets at least 2-4 times each month to review cases and establish intervention strategies for the students of concern.
Referrals are reviewed daily (Monday through Friday) by members of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). A BIT member will follow up promptly with the person making the referral to gather additional information. As a team, BIT will decide on the appropriate intervention strategies and implement such strategies as quickly as possible. BIT will keep all interested and responsible parties updated on the status and outcomes of the case.
This form and the work of BIT is NOT meant to take the place of standard classroom management techniques.