Campus behavioral intervention / threat assessment team (CBITAT)
The Campus Behavioral Intervention/Threat Assessment Team or (CBITAT) is a team that responds to reports from the campus community about concerning, disruptive or threatening behaviors. This team meets regularly to assist in intervening with individuals who display behaviors that interfere with daily operations. Priority is given to assessing and addressing these behaviors before they reach more critical levels.
Southwestern Illinois College acknowledges the responsibility to be diligent and proactive in providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. To support this institutional priority, SWIC officials expect and encourage students and employees to demonstrate a reasonable concern for their own welfare and the welfare of others.
In the event that the College is presented with a report identifying immediate, concerning or disruptive behaviors demonstrated by a student or an employee, the CBITAT team will immediately be activated.
The CBITAT team goals are to:
- Incorporate a formalized protocol of explicit engagement techniques and strategies for identifying, responding, resolving, and monitoring concerning or disruptive behavior and incidents.
- Facilitate a comprehensive reporting culture within the institution, supported by accessible data collection software.
- Integrate campus and community resources such as emergency operations plans, emergency response procedures, and Crisis Intervention Stress Debriefing Team protocols.
- Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff and administration in assisting students and employees who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.
- Gather information to assess situations involving students and employees who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.
- Evaluate appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary sanctions.
- Connect students and employees with needed campus and community resources.
- Monitor ongoing behavior of students and employees who have displayed concerning or disruptive behavior.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
“If you see something, say something.”
Your job is to report behavior that may be harmful to yourself or others. Warning signs can manifest themselves in many forms: one-on-one settings, group interaction, public behavior, letters, emails, blogs, websites, social networking sites, photos, phone calls or text messages.
College employees should report any behavior that may be cause for concern and report it directly using the online report form.
Do not ignore or downplay direct or indirect threats from any person, as they could escalate into serious incidents later on. To prevent the escalation of such incidents, every member of the campus community should learn to recognize and report behavior that is disruptive, intimidating or could potentially lead to violence.