Formerly known as the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), has team has now changed its name to the Campus Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE) Team. The core concept of intervening and providing support to students in need, prior to crisis, remains intact. Developed based on best practices from colleges and universities across the nation as well as its creator, the National Behavioral Intervention Association (NaBITA), this guide offers a centralized, coordinated, and supportive response that is humanizing, dignifying, and empowering to students in distress.
By treating each others with compassion and care, we are all playing a part in creating a long-term, pro-active strategy for creating a healthier campus. It is important to prevent crises from happening in the first place, and by building a healthier and a more supportive campus community, we can better achieve this.
In addition, the guide provides a deeper understanding of the root causes of a potential crisis, and recognizes that broader systemic factors that affect a student’s ability to thrive in the post-secondary environment.
DCTC’s CARE Team exists to promote, maintain, and enhance a safe and healthy learning and working community in support of DCTC’s mission.
DCTC’s CARE Team provides a means by which students, staff, and faculty can identify, report, and respond to situations affecting the success, safety, and overall well-being of the campus community.
Are you concerned about someone's conduct or behavior? Tell Us!
(contact DCTC's Campus Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE) Team by clicking on the referral form below)
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.
Campus Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE) Team
DCTC's Campus Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE) Team 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. CARE 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 Campus Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE) Team. A CARE member will follow up promptly with the person making the referral to gather additional information. As a team, CARE will decide on the appropriate intervention strategies and implement such strategies as quickly as possible. CARE will keep all interested and responsible parties updated on the status and outcomes of the case.
This form and the work of CARE is NOT meant to take the place of standard classroom management techniques.