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Mission

Three Rivers College’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) will support an individual’s success and assist in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the students and members of the College community by providing a comprehensive evaluation and response to identify individuals whose behavior is cause for concern.

Purpose

The BIT will coordinate with Three Rivers College’s resources to address the needs of individuals who are experiencing behavioral concerns. The BIT process is designed to provide members of the College community with an accessible avenue to report concerns. Upon receipt of information or referral, the BIT will provide options to the individuals leading toward the ultimate goal of health, safety, success, and retention.

Goals

  • Keep the College community safe by evaluating each report thoroughly.
  • Improve an individual’s welfare by providing access to appropriate services.
  • Continue providing a healthy and safe environment for the College community.

Protocol

Complete BIT protocol can be downloaded here: BIT Protocol (PDF)

FAQs

Who can make a BIT referral?

Anyone who feels an individual’s behavior is cause for concern can make a BIT referral, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members.

How do I refer an individual who may need intervention?

Please contact the Dean of Student Services at 573-840-9669 or complete the online Incident Reporting Form.

What happens after I make a referral?

BIT members evaluate the information on an individual basis and determine whether the individual should be assessed or interviewed. Reporting is the most critical step.

What happens to the individual during the BIT process?

BIT will provide individuals with confidential and proactive support.

How do I know if an individual with concerning behavior is a BIT issue or would be more appropriately handled by other College resources?

If you believe someone’s behavior is cause for concern to you or the College community, it is important to report the behavior for BIT review and determine the appropriate action(s).

What Behaviors Should I Report?

Three Rivers College employees and students are encouraged to report ALL incidents of an individual whose behavior is unusual or alarming.

The following list offers examples of the types of behaviors that could be reported:

  • Classroom disruption
  • Drunkenness in the classroom
  • Threatening words or actions
  • Writings that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
  • Observed self-injury (cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Threatening online posts on any social media
  • Sudden class absenteeism
  • Paranoia
  • Stalking
  • Relationship violence
  • Hazing or bullying
  • Extreme lack of responsiveness
  • Harassment
  • Suicidal actions (e.g., threats, gestures, and attempts)

Access the online reporting form: Incident Reporting Form.

Depression & Suicide Prevention

Learn more about getting help for yourself, or how to help someone you know, including a list of resources.

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