A Model Behavioral Intervention Team: Strategies for Success

with Brian Haynes, Beth Jaworski

About This Course

Colleges and university throughout the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of disruptive, disturbing or threatening behaviors on campus perpetrated by various constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, visitors and guests. This program will showcase the collaborative, innovative on-going work of the Campus Assessment, Response & Education Team (CARE) at California State University San Bernardino. 

The higher education community is no longer insulated from the disturbing, disruptive, threatening behaviors and activities impacting society at large. Generally these behaviors effect students occurring daily on college campuses across the country and include but are not limited to the following actions: Disruptive behavior during class or meetings; Incoherent threatening speech or writing; Social isolation from friends, family and/or classmates or roommates; Deterioration in personal hygiene or dress; and obvious alcohol or drug abuse or intoxication. In extreme cases, violence including shootings and/or harm to self or others occurs. The program will highlight team structure and composition, marketing to the campus community, lessons learned and strategies for success. Information regarding the CARE team response to the December 2nd, 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will have gained:

  • an understanding of the need for establishing a campus-wide behavioral intervention team;
  • an understanding of good practices regarding the structure of behavioral intervention teams;
  • strategies for developing a comprehensive intake protocol for CARE Team referrals and reporting;
  • insight for developing internal communication protocols and policies;
  • strategies for marketing the CARE Team to various campus constituencies including students, faculty and staff; and
  • an analysis of major lessons learned.

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