Responding to Students of Concern

Best Practices for Behavioral Intervention Teams

Topics: Student Affairs, Student Health and Wellness, Mental Health and Counseling, Student Health Centers, Alcohol and Drug Use, Student Experience, Special Populations, Academic Support Programs

Peaks and Valleys Across the Year

Key Student Stress Moments Escalate BIT Workload

Although some schools are investing in dedicated resources to help manage the ongoing follow-up for students of concern, many teams still struggle with the “tyranny of the immediate,” going from the processing and managing of one case to the next.

The pace of BIT work frequently escalates at high-stress moments such as midterms and the end of the semester. As such, a case that seemed urgent last week might easily be superseded by a more immediate crisis, which can lead to some students falling off the radar.

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A Variety of Missions and Resources

Practice #15: Ongoing Case Review and Tracking