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

The Crisis in the Crowd

Keeping High-Priority Students at the Forefront of BIT Work

Currently, many BITs struggle to prioritize cases in the face of an ever-increasing workload. A student who goes quiet after a period of crisis can fall off the team’s agenda and therefore the group may assume the intervention was successful. Experts suggest, however, that these quiet cases may in fact be places where the team should pay extra attention.

To increase the visibility of high-priority students, some BITs have implemented resource intensive solutions. For example, vendor databases have built in mechanisms designed to keep certain students top of mind.

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Making It Harder to Fall Through the Cracks

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